Titles and awards earned this month....
- AKC Virtual Scent Work Intermediate
- 4 Best of Breed (4 First Place, 4 Best Male), Group 3 (UKC Conformation)
February photos are in this album!
February videos are added to this album!
Lots of training and adventures this month but only one show and no competition trials! I know I'll be glad when winter and snow are gone but I'm not sure about Mookie! As he has all winter, he delights in chasing his ball around the yard and running and jumping in the snow! Because he has dog door access to the yard, he is in and out when we're home. I used to worry when it was quiet and go looking for him but now I just look outside and there he is running or hanging on the ball on a rope on a tree!
As always, we spend a lot of time at the Winnegamie Dog Club! Two mornings each week training early and helping with rally classes. This month was a "Senior Dog Day" that we helped with. It was the first year with no Jake so Mookie did some demos on platforms of tricks for senior dogs, even though he is not one! :)
Yes, there was a birthday! FEBRUARY 9th he was ONE year old! There weren't presents because what do you get a dog who has everything but he didn't mind because there was a cupcake!!!
No doubt the highlight of the month was the UKC Conformation Show at Camp Bandy in Amherst Junction! Mookie made lots of new friends because he gets to socialize with people at these shows AND he not only took Best of Breed 4 times but also won 3rd place in the Group competition!
Click here to see more photos from the show.
- We hung out at a rally trial to get him used to the sights and sounds of a trial
- He had play dates with Rhys, his best bud in the world
- We started hunting for SHED in the house
- We played scent work outside when the weather permitted but most often in the house
- We did some scent work in a barn and in an older building in Oshkosh which is now a banquet hall
- We visited 2 real estate offices, one in Oshkosh and another in Appleton, and did some searching and rode an elevator and climbed some high steps
- We ramped up muzzle training... not his favorite thing but necessary in case of emergency