2012 is drawing to a close already !
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.
UD in the fall, start on his UDX quest
Open STD and start and/or finish his Excellent STD titles
Working distance so we can earn those JWW titles
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.
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.