Tag Archives: Traditional Obedience

Stand for exam woes.

Steve and I just finished up another session of Beginner Novice traditional obedience class this week. Because all of the students were returning ones, our instructor “grew” the class to include not just the elements from the Beginner Novice AKC … Continue reading

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Luce’s career by the numbers.

Someone posted her dog’s APDT “stats” on Facebook the other week, and I thought it was really cool, so of course I looked Luce’s up as well. Here are all of her stats, for all venues. Because, yes, I am … Continue reading

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Luce go-out video.

Luce and I have been working on this off and on for approximately one million years. This was a send from about ten feet out. We need a bit further and a lot more reliability in strange places, but we’re … Continue reading

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Steve: Standin’ up for judges.

I really struggle with training Steve sometimes because he’s so soft and gooey and insecure and submissive and all that timid dog nonsense that I just don’t have much patience for. I know how to tone a dog down. Building … Continue reading

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My best girl.

Luce wishes I’d buy real utility gloves so that she can stop retrieving old socks.

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Do you lose points for licking the judge?

Luce got the second leg of her AKC CD yesterday with a 183 and 3rd place. I’m not that happy with our run. She was terrible for the heel on lead. I don’t know what her deal is with that … Continue reading

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Mediocre obedience weekend.

This weekend I had Luce entered in four CDSP obedience trials. I like CDSP because it’s pretty laid-back, you can talk to your dog in the ring, and it’s a small trial in a small venue. She got her Novice … Continue reading

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Still, pretty good year.

It’s the time of the year for reflection, I guess, and I have a lot to be thankful for this year. This was my first full year of trialing with Luce. She was amazing. In 26 APDT runs, we had … Continue reading

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Luce’s first CD leg!

I survived the regular obedience ring with Luce. She was super forgey and wrapped on all the heeling but she didn’t pull on the leash at all and she didn’t sniff. She sat promptly at every halt (not really in … Continue reading

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More proud mommy bragging redux.

Day two of the Pawsabilities trial was even better than day one! In the first trial, Luce had a 209 in Level 1 (we lost a point to a tight lead) and a 207 in Level 2 (she still hates … Continue reading

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