Congratulations to Adrianne Isabel and Phelan du Loups du Soleil for winning the 2017 DVG National Championship in Merced! As well as High Belgian Malinois and High Tracking! Well deserved — we’re celebrating with you!
Oso placed 2nd in the NARA Eastern Regional Trial in Connecticut with a score of 190 out of 200 now he officially has his FR1 title!
Judge: Pierre-Yves Secretain
Decoys: Andrew Steinkohl NARA L3 & Pablo Ortiz MX L3
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Oso trialed in New York and he got a score of 193.1 out of 200 ending up in first place and the first leg of his French Ring 1.
Judge John Bayreuther;
Decoys Benjamin Allanson & Scott Dunmore
Lisa Oso R1 Bite
I’Gotit du Loups du Soleil was one of the great ones. Dogs like him don’t come around often and I’m beyond thankful and blessed to have had him in my life. If you ever got the chance to meet him, you know what I mean.
Yesterday was a hard day. He woke up not feeling well so I made a vet appt for later that day. Before our appt came, he started going down hill so I rushed him in. By the time I arrived at the vet, I had to carry him in. They quickly found a cancerous tumor which had formed an enormous amount of blood and fluid around his heart, putting immense pressure on it. (Hemangiosarcoma) There was nothing to do except be there with him and tell him what an amazing dog he was. It all happened so quickly, it’s still hard to believe. He would have been 6 this coming January.
Gotit was truly an amazing dog. He was my best cuddler and incredible to work with. There’s an unmistakable void in my life now. He will always have a place in my heart.
– Ryan Maciej
Izzy and I repeated our MR1 in Colorado at the Black Diamond “Life’s a Circus” Mondioring trial on 10th September 2017, earning a 189 and High in Trial.
She lost a few points here and there – two commands on the send away; two whistles on the recall after the defence, but I was very pleased with her attitude and confidence.
Thanks to decoys David Broderick and Kevin Bain, Judge Don Lee, Ann Malberg for your calm, clear presence as deputy judge, and the Black Diamond WDA for a fun weekend.
Zappa du Loups du Soleil IPO3 CDX put on an excellent performance in Ohio earning his Mondioring Brevet with a 97/100 under judge Ann Putegnat with Todd Dunlap as decoy. We only had a couple of days to teach him a Defence of Handler, but he nailed it! Of course, he did an out and guard on the attack, and an out and “hier-fuss!” on the guard after the defence – his Schutzhund was showing, lol.
Izzy earned her MR1 title this weekend at Heartland Working Dog Club in Ohio under judge Ann Putegnat and decoys Todd Dunlap and Chad Byerly. She gave an nice performance on Saturday, earning a 194/200 and her first leg.
The second day we earned a slim 160 out of 200, but it was a qualifying score and we got our title! We missed our Defence of Handler, which was a very fun Fourth of July parade (and she did a bark and hold instead of a whistle back on the flee, wtf? and I made some handler errors) but a very fun trial with some wonderful people!
Izzy Defence Saturdauy
My good boy made me proud again.
Thanks to my people. Heartland Working Dog Club for all of the support and help you’ve given us. Gail Warling Marit who is my biggest cheerleader. Gary Marit who puts up with me invading his home more often than he cares to admit. And to Todd Dunlap for always being there to tell me what I’m doing wrong and lead me in the right direction. I still think you’re a loser, but I also kinda you at the same time.
And thanks Chris, for supporting this crazy obsession of mine.
A great Mondioring weekend for Groovy and Qool. Groovy competed at level 1 for her 7th time with yet another Qualifying score of 199/200. Qool titled at level 3 (the highest level) with a very respectable 346. 300 is passing. Qool and I will continue to compete at level 3 until he retires (hopefully another 6 years . Thank you so much to Todd Dunlap who has worked with us from the beginning as our decoy, coach, trainer, mentor and Friend. His dedication to Mondioring and every dog and handler team he coaches is truly inspirational. Todd’s knowledge and willingness to share that knowledge is unmatched. His sense of fairness and constant search for a better way is a source of excitement and personal growth for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you Todd Dunlap. Thank you Judge Ann Putegnat for a challenging trial and Chad Byerly and Todd Dunlap for great decoy work.
First event for the baby Vashni. Her jumps ranged from 16.8 to 18.2 from 8 feet back on the dock. She also nailed 3 20’ers in practice. She got her AKC/NADD senior title.
A special congratulations to Anneliese Johnson and Tanzi for rocking their Frenchring Brevet yesterday. She decided less than 2 weeks ago to compete in a sport she’s never really trained for and scored a 96.7/100. Two of the points lost were expected to maintain her Mondio-style Defense of Handler. Good work you two!
– Ryan Maciej