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2013 Goals & Dreams

It's that time of year, where we get to share our goals for the coming year


As 2012 is drawing to a close and I reflect on this past year, I realize some of my best accomplishments were not included in my goals for last year – at least not in writing. These included cleaning up my footwork and training of the Figure 8 exercise, keeping the tail wagging activity going with all of my dogs and maintaining balance between obedience, rally, agility, field, physical fitness and just hanging with my dogs.


So some of my goals for 2013 will be smaller steps in my larger goals.

Maintaining rhythm during heeling
Cleaning up front & deliveries
Faelan: needs more room to completely straighten his finishes
Towhee: needs to heel a smidge back from her current location
Me: Clean up my footwork for slow versus halt
Me: Record keeping & recording: analysis of what to try for obedience & agility


For larger goals


Casey: keep the wag in his step and the smile on his face

Faelan: UD, SH and working towards or achieving his PACH, UDX.

Towhee: CD, CDX and her agility titles. I do not believe she will be bred in 2013 … this may change if a certain someone decides it is the right time but for now I am not planning on her having a litter.

Brady: Continue laying the foundation for his agility & obedience journey and earning his JH.

ETA: I will also be considering whether to move Towhee out of Preferred into Regular; Daisy Peel has strongly recomended it.


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not the game to obedience -- Shade Whitesel

Give up your goals,
Focus on the process -- Denise Fenzi

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Jonah:
Heeling: Get him heeling with total focus and giving effort. We start in Jan. working with a topnotch trainer for just his heeling.
Get a CDX and UD and rally titles.
Start my search for my next Golden?

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I want to get into Open with Jacks. Or really REALLY get him in fun matches every month. My goal is to have at least 1 leg by this time next year or at least enter him in the home-turf shows next fall.

Bertie? I kinda want to get him into BN by September. But we will see. We have a LOT of training ahead of us. o_O

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My goals are more modest.

Making training even more fun for my golden.

Maybe competing in the most novice of novice obedience classes I can find by late spring or so.

Taking a group agility class and me not screwing up too badly. Teaching Maddie spin clockwise and counterclockwise. Teaching her left and right.

Possibly checking out a scent training class sometime during this next year.

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I want BaWaaJige and I to have fun that is my main goal I would love if we could get a JH title, a UKC seasoned title, work towards our GR champion title and get our RO-1 ( I think that is the abbreviation for the first rally title.

We will contintue to do our therapy work and be invovled more in the reading programme.
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For Beamer and I- I want to get our RA and RE title and get our CD title. I think that is manageable! As long as I can find plenty of shows to attend!

Plus more training and see if he even likes agility.

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For Liza: CGC and Therapy dog certificate, start Nosework or track
For Tess: hopefully no more Myositis flare ups, so we can go back to another hospital (at the moment we are only in one hospital), and go back to agility training, which she loves.
...really very modest, but big for us.
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I honestly don't think any goals are modest They are your goals and dreams for what you'd like 2013 to bring for you and your dogs .. so they are substantial !!


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I would like Molly to debut in the obedience ring in 2013.. Her former Rally instructor, who also trains in obedience under the same trainer as us, asked me when I thought Molly was going to make her debut so that got me thinking... I hadn't thought about it before.

I want to do agility just for fun and see how that goes too. She is my first dog, EVER, and I had previously never even heard about dog sports so this is HUGE for me.. I can barely believe it.


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Filly:
As of the new year, I will be in 2 agility classes per week with Filly, and take a couple privates per month. I plan to get her entered in some trials pretty early on in the year. Hopefully we can get into them, as they fill up quickly, and have long wait lists up here.

I have kinda lost interest in obedience, but if I get back to training it, we will finally go for our UD.

I also would like to get her certified with TDI. She truely is a wonderful therapy dog, and is very gentle when needed.

Teach her a few tricks(currently working on skateboarding)

Rivet:
We will be in 1 agility class per week. Maybe by fall I will decide to trial him. I do not know, I just like to have fun with him.

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