Archives for 2016
Well Habbit finally gave me my belated b-day present of an MR3 with a score of 321. Moving to Ohio was a leap of faith.
It has been an honor to be a member of my new family and club – Heartland Working Dog Club and work with Middletown Ringsport Club to prepare for this adventure. It shows that it takes a village to create a Level 3 Habbit.
Thanks to Todd Dunlap for making me think that a stopped attack was as probable as an accurate weather forecast in Ohio. To Jake Brandyberry for bringing the confidence back to Habbit’s escort after such a long hiatus and to (of course) Joseph Cinnante for making me believe that Habbit can be more than he was and to encourage me to work for better perfection. And to not forget Redwood Bite Club for providing the lucky pink camo socks that allowed this magic to happen.
Thank you, Todd Dunlap for your guidance and training. Thank you Jos Helsen for a challenging and super fun 2 days of trialing and many hours of guidance, stories and Mondio-talk. Heartland Working Dog Club, you are my peeps and I am grateful for each and every one of you. Most of all, I am so proud of my siilly, funny boy, Qool. You are such a clown. I learn from you every day! Qool To Be Loups du Soleil, MR2.
This girl!! Little dog, big heart!!! 2016 Splash Dogs National Champion Super Air, National Champion Super Retrieve, Second Place Super Vertical, 2016 Top Extreme Super Vertical, Top Extreme Super Retrieve, People’s Choice Most Elegant in the Air. I am so blessed and thankful! Love you India
Idole du Loups du Soleil MR3 2016 World Vice Champion
Repo 355.5/400 5th out of 50 at the World Championship
A big congratulations to my mondioring friends and training partners Todd Dunlap, David Broderick, Zack Kiser, Shawn Reed, and Kevin Bain, for straight-up killing it at the World Championship in Belgium. And a class act by USMRA and the entire US team for dedicating the historic performance to the memory of Debra Parker-Hawkins.
To Tiffany for the countless hours I spend outside training, the amount of time I am away traveling and training, you are always willing to help me train her, along with all of your support! Thank you babe!
Thank you mommy for getting me addicted to dogs and driving me 3 hours each week to dog training classes when I was 12 years old. It is because of your love and support that I got into dog training. Also to my family for your love and support over the years!
To Sean, your commitment to us is beyond what I can explain. Anything I ever need you are already there to offer your help! Handling my dogs, taking time away from your family to help with this crazy sport, late night and long days preparing for trials, I honestly can’t thank you enough!
LauraAnn! You always go above and beyond for us. Even in a sport you don’t compete in. You are still there for us! You always want the best for us and I appreciate you so much for always being there for us!
Michael Ellis, Chad Hunter, Tommy Verschueren, John E. Lugo, Fernando Dosta, Zack Kiser, Joshua McCleary, Scott Warner, Spencer Bowman, for working with Idole and letting her bite you, for teaching her different moves, techniques, training her, and building her up! Thank you!
My “I” litter family! I love you guys and thank you for all of your support over the past 4 years! RIP Deb!
There are so many more involved in making this happen! The decoys that have gotten in the suit for her! My club back home, Utah Protection Sports! Thank you guys! #utahprotectionsports Our friends running horns, setting up scenarios, giving advice, being distractions!
Huge thank you to Philip/Bettina and Jos/Marleen for welcoming us to train at your fields here in Belgium and being the most incredible hosts. Also for the endless knowledge you share with us!
Michael Ellis! Thank you for this girl! She is everything I wanted and more! She never stops trying! #loupsdusoleil
Thank you to the judges and decoys for a hard but fun trial! Many new things were shown this weekend! Thank you!
And huge thanks to everyone that came over to support team USA over here in Belgium! It was a fun trip!
So many people were involved in Idole’s performance! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
– David Broderick
What a great weekend! Like always Repo gave it his all! We scored very nicely at world’s placing 5th out of 50. We lost the search portion on the escorting, some in OB and 10 for slow outing (dog likes to bite ?). We’ll be back next year to try and improve on this years performance. I love Repo! What a fun dog to work and very entertaining for the spectators.
Thank you to my parents(Eileen Hickey Reed), Todd Dunlap and West Penn Ring Club! And everyone else who had helped us! It takes a village!