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Old 01-15-2012, 12:42 PM
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Re: 2013 National

My club, the Dallas Ft.Worth Metro Golden Retriever Club is hosting the 2013 National. Jodie had posted the tentative schedule in the Events section:

http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...-schedule.html (2013 Tentative Schedule)

As we get closer to the date, I'll update that section in the Event part of the forum. I think those competing in agility and obedience will really like the facility. It's new and several members of my club have been there several times for agility trials and really like it. And if anyone gets tired of "dog stuff", there are casinos relatively close by!
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:07 AM
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For Flip, these are my goals that I think we should reasonably be able to obtain unless we hit a roadblock:

- get kicked out of novice in a reasonable amount of time
- earn his CDX and UD
- get some OTCH points

Our goal that would be a bit more of a stretch to finish this year, but we'll make a go at it:

- OBHF (obedience dog hall of fame)
Well we can check off the first goal already! First trial of the year and Flip earned HIT and got us kicked out of novice. If only all the goals would be that easy!
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Filly, CDX, and UD(she is doing quite well with utility, but we will see if I stick with obedience long enough), Agility training, and possibly a trial in the just before the new year.

Rivet, Agility, training and trialing

I am someone that likes to spend a lot of time training, so my dogs will not be shown unless I know for sure they will do well. of course an NQ is acceptible
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Or happily sitting at the start position, tail wagging, and watching their trainer complete the rest of the pattern...
My biggest fear!! I've actually had nightmares about that happening.

Our team goals for the year (after consulting with the boys):

OTCHX for Casey--(like the Am. UDX)--so far getting a double Q is like winning the lottery...not happening!

CD and CDX for Samson--he is in his first real trial this weekend, and I am crossing my fingers that novice will not be a long journey for us. He is trained through open right now, so hopefully we will be ready to compete in open by May or so. ...continue working on utility exercises with him.
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I just want my dogs to smile big every time we are in the ring, the rest is just icing on the cake.

I finally got that big smile a couple weeks ago at a UKC show in novice B. Our scores with that smile ended up being a 199, and a 199.5.

I am done showing for the year, so I can post my 2012 accomplishments now. Filly earned her CDX with 2 HITs, She also finished her UCD, and URO1 this year. No UD, we just got too caught up in the many surprise events of the summer. We did make great progress, but are yet to go in the Utility ring for the first time. I am currently only focusing on Agility now.

I never got Rivet into agility, since he was leased to a 12 year old 4-Her over the summer, but they did get champion grad open(all ages), and Grand Champion Rally Excellent(all ages, and a really tough course!). I am back to training Rivet now, and we are working on agility only.

Michelle got her puppy!!

I think 2012 was a pretty good year
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We did fine. Got the SH, and the WCX as well.
Did get the open level agility titles....and excellent....and several legs toward master....
So I guess it was a good year.
Lost my Toby dog.
Tiny continues healthy.
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A couple quick goals...
I'd really really like to get a SH on Tito this year, because I want to show him in the breed ring as a Hunting Retriever at National in September, and they have to be at least a SH.
I'd like to get his open level agility titles this year.
Guess that's about it, off the top of my head...
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Okay...

Rally - RA title.

I want to go for RE too, but that will depend on some of the new things. We haven't done them in fun matches, so no idea if he would nail them at trials. And I don't want to just show for a Q.

Obedience -

Novice leg or two before the year is up.

Jacks is going to be 4 and his stays are a LOT sounder than they were a year ago... so I'm in a happier place than I was last year at this time.

Other goal is to find other games to play to keep it fresh for us. Maybe hunt... even though the thread about blood on somebody's dog's fur completely grossed me out. o_O
Well... I regret we didn't do any other games this year, but I did get our obedience goals and THEN SOME.

No Rally Excellent and I'm not really sure if I'm interested at this point? It really depends on what happens down the road.
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Well 2012 wasn't too bad a year for us.

Lucy

Still retrieving the morning paper each morning - although the Thursday paper with all the Black Friday ads was too much for her.
She also came out to finish her Rally Novice title at my Golden Club's specialty with two first places AND best of all - we celebrated her 12th barkday!!!

Oriana

Well the shows we had planned for early in the year went rather well so we entered some more. Although the rough areas were still present she was amazingly consistent. She qualified in 21 of 24 classes in 12 trials to finish her UDX title. She even managed a High Combined at a Specialty show. We then stopped showing, continuing to work on improving scores and showing only at some close by specialties and clubs I am members trials. We are again entering trials early next year to see where we are and then will decide if we might try for anything further in obedience at this time.
Field was not as successful - likely due in large part to not getting to work with enough live flyers. We entered a JH test back in June and had the same mouth issue. We worked real hard on the mouth issue over the suffer and entered a WCX. She broke on the flyer! So we worked REAL hard on that. Now she is not going on the second and/or third bird. So nothing in field other than lots of training which is fine with her.
She will turn 5 years old in March so there is still plenty of time to work on the obedience and field issues.


Brooke

Brooke surpassed my plans and hopes in obedience. We actually came out is Novice in late spring and did very nicely including going High in Trial over several OTCh dogs. Then over the summer I decided to see where we were in Open and entered a couple of trials. She went 3 for 3 with very respectable scores averaging 195.5 for the three legs. Late summer I got a little over ambitious and entered some trials outdoors in Utility. She was NOT ready but that is all on me. We plan to try again early next year indoors. We are matching every weekend in November, December and January when not entered in trials.
We had a good year training for field but did not enter any JH tests. Did run a couple of WC's to find she has an issue with cripples. Two of the three tests her flyer was not dead. The one test it was dead she brought back both marks only yo no go on the water.
But at 2 years of age still even more time to fix everything.



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I don't usually like to post goals as then I have something to remind me what I failed at. (My dad always instilled in me "If you reach your goals that means you set them too low" )

But here goes. First and foremost - a healthy and happy year with all three. EVERYTHING else is just for me.

Lucy
Retrieve the morning paper everyday following our morning walks.

Oriana

Start our attempt to earn her UDX. We aare entered in a few shows in January and February and will re-access if we should go on or stop and continue to polish off those "ruff" edges. LOL
We will not enter any more hunt tests until we are able to get enough flyers in training to fix her recall/mouth issues. It is possible that we will not show at all next year.

Brooke
We will continue to train and work on "attention" in obedience with as many matches as I can get her to. Will continue to train open and utility exercises to keep it even MORE fun. If it goes as planned maybe begin to enter trials in the fall.
As for field I believe she will be ready for Junior and WC by the fall. time will tell. We will start on some basic handling also.
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We still have one more trial before the year is up but it won't effect any results here

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For Flip, these are my goals that I think we should reasonably be able to obtain unless we hit a roadblock:

- get kicked out of novice in a reasonable amount of time
Check: we went HIT our first trial of the year, which kicked us out of novice

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- earn his CDX and UD
Check: earned CDX the last weekend in May, immediately moved up to utility, and earned the UD (and one UDX leg) in July

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- get some OTCH points
Check: well, I did say "some", so three counts as reaching our goal, right?

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Our goal that would be a bit more of a stretch to finish this year, but we'll make a go at it:

- OBHF (obedience dog hall of fame)
We need three more high in trials for that. The reason I said it would be a stretch to finish this year is because I knew I wasn't planning on showing in open right after earning the UD, and we're a whole lot more likely to get HITs out of open than out of utility.
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2012 is drawing to a close already !

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Casey
May he stay healthy, happy and energetic through this next year and continue playing at agility. He still possibly may get his CDX but it depends on his continued ability to jump. If he does get his CDX we will go directly into his UD.
Casey is doing very well and has had to take his Metacam once this past year - not bad for an almost 12 year old. He is learning that perhaps a log that is over his shoulder height is not really meant to be jumped anymore (the time he needed Metacam). He is happily teaching Brady new methods of playing and joyously taking hikes and training.

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Faelan
Obedience
UD in the fall, start on his UDX quest
Agility
Open STD and start and/or finish his Excellent STD titles
Working distance so we can earn those JWW titles
Field
Perhaps finish his JH, but continue some training to keep and improve his handling skills for continued field work once my obedience and agility goals have been completed
Utility work was put on a hold due to a nose/throat injury that resulted in his needing a 'procedure', antibiotics, anti-inflammatories etc. His scent articles are once again becoming solid

He has finished his Open titles in Agility and has his Exc STD title with some PACH points to boot. This is with limited showing so I am very proud of him.

He earned his JH and is in training for his SH/MH work. Possibly next spring he will be hitting the tests for his SH.


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Towhee
Obedience
CD in the spring, before she goes into season
RA title perhaps by late summer

Finish and solidify her retrieve, continuing to work her in the basics for Utility and start scent articles once she loves her retrieve
Possibly her CDX in the late summer/early fall
Towhee had an amazing litter this past summer. I decided she herself needs a little more maturity before she hits the obedience and rally rings. Her basics are all taught and are in the proofing and polishing stages for Novice and Open, she now loves to retrieve and is starting on her Utility work.

Towhee had very few Agility trials this year - I pulled her from all trials around the time she was due to go into season (2x this year) and for the 4 months of pregnancy, whelping & raising her litter; then chose to get her back into shape for another few months - she is still a bit underweight but both her weight & coat are improving. She will hopefully fit in a weekend of trials before her next season to close out the year,

Completely Unplanned
A puppy who goes by the name of Brady. He is doing very well on his puppy basics and house training. He has taken time away from the other dogs, but he too boards the field school bus, and I am giving him Obedience and Agility foundations . His field teacher already has him retrieving, he loves his wings, he comes in on the whistle and is learning impulse control with both Frank and myself addressing this. He sits, downs, stands, comes (usually), does front crosses, goes between stanchions, tugs, touches and a whole host of other things. He is, and will be for probably another 8 months, limited to jump bumps with stanchions but is learning to go over these as well.

Overall a very good year I think.
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