Dasko earned his FH title yesterday at the Alpha K9 trial in New Jersey, under USCA Judge Al Govednik. The start was a little shaky. The track had been laid earlier in the morning and by the time we went to track it the farmer had driven the tractor right in front of my flag so there were 2 large ruts and cut grass right in front of the scent pad!! Dasko naturally wanted to check the ruts with the fresh scent and spent a bit of time doing so which prompty game me heart failure!! After what seemed like minutes but was only a few seconds on the video he decided (correctly) that the track went straight ahead! He had a couple of head checks on that long first leg. I think he was HOPING for a corner! LOL It was for sure the longest first leg I have ever seen! It went for what seemed like MILES! LOL he track with a deep nose, penciled all of his corners and handled the road crossing like a champ... tracked it foot step to foot step, Out biggest point loss came when he missed the 3rd article and we lost 5 points right there!! He ended up with 92 points in the extremely HOT/HUMID weather :) LOVE him to pieces!!!
Ena earned her IPO 2, yesterday under USCA Judge Al Govednik, at Alpha K9 in New Jersey, with scores of 94-87-83-264. She was high IPO2, and High tracking. Super proud of my little girl who tried her heart out in very hot and humid conditions!! Just before we were to check in to run her track a man with his 2 Maltese's strolled across the second leg (and both corners) of my track. Ena check each corner thoroughly, made the right decisions both times and earned herself a 94!! Her obedience was good. She had some crowding in the buildups, send out could have been faster (It was HOT and it showed - she kind of loped out to the end), but the biggest point loss was when I went to out her on the flat retrieve.... I dropped the dumbbell! OOPS!! Her protection was fiery for sure!! She needed an extra "here" command around blind 4, finished running all the blinds and then came in and was dirty MULTIPLE times in hold and bark. She was a little two full of herself and her guarding was dirty on the field as well,. Time to dial the little spit fire in !!! Super proud of out she works her heart out every time!!
Team Rennbahn had a wonderful day at the Northeast K9, 2013 Spring IPO Trial, that was held in Saratoga Springs, NY today.
Enzo von der Rennbahn and his owner, Kevin Girvin, earned their BH with some very nice and attentive heeling!!
Ena von der Rennbahn earned her IPO 1 today with scores of 96-82-85-263, and received the IPO 1 trophy. Ena was a little exuberant in the retrieving exercises and failed to wait for the command to retrieve which cost her quite a few points, but the judge commented on her PERFECT HARD CALM grip on the dumbbell. Her protection was very nice, just lacking a little secondary obedience. I expect big things from this gal has she grows up :)
Dasko von der Rennbahn earned his 8th IPO3 titles with a qualifying score to the 2013 USCA National Championship. His scores were 97-84-92. Judge Nikki Banfield said she took 7 points for the whining at the dumbbells and the slow outs on the dumbbells, We know what we have to work on!! In the protection she commented on his strong clam powerful grips and excellent guarding. Most of the points lost were in the slightly slow outs and he failed to sit on the second side transport. Super proud of Dasko!!
Trial results can be seen here:
NE K9 Spring 2013 Trial results
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