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CKC Rally plus Open Fun Match

Companion Dog Training (our home club) held a fun match for Agility, Obedience and Rally. We completed in Rally Novice and Advanced and Obedience Open. Riot scored in the High 90's on all her Rally runs (CKC rules). I am using this as a warmup for a CARO Rally trial at Campaign Dog Academy on November 10.

In Novice Open (which she started training for in September) she was considerably better than I expected. Her run would have easily qualified with an impressive score. Riot always takes me by surprise with her performance at anything to do with Obedience. It is definitely satisfying to see her talent rewarded with good results.

Georgetown Obedience Trail

The results from the Georgetown obedience match, Novice A division (in trial order):
  1. 196 High in Class
  2. 194 1/2 High in Class

We were the third dog in the ring in the morning. In the first trial I lost 2 1/2 points for handler errors (all on the recall). I was told I moved my hands on the recall. By afternoon the temperature had risen to 34° C, Riot was pretty tired and was lagging continuously. Couldn't blamed her, I was tired too and wanted to go home.

I need to get rid of my bad habits before I compete again.

Woodstock Obedience Trial

The results from the Woodstock obedience match, Novice A division:
  • 196 High in Class, High in Trial
Woodstock HIT

William Neville was the judge in the trial. When Mr. Neville was handing out the awards he turn to me and said "Thank god you came to my trial. You have restored my faith in dog training". He then proceeded to give me a hug. The words and the gesture were totally unexpected and very much took me by surprise.

The outcome of the last four days have left me overwhelmed. I just wasn't prepared for this much success. It has been a surreal experience. As far as I know nobody at Companion Dog Training (where I have trained since Riot was a puppy) knows the results. On Tuesday, at my next class, I will tell them.

Blyth Obedience Trial

The results from the Blyth obedience match, Novice A division (in trial order):
  1. 193 High in Class
  2. 197 1/2 High in Class, tied for High in Trial (winner of run off)
  3. 196 High in Class
  4. 196 High in Class
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Riot entered in CD trials

Registered in two all-breed obedience trials as a Novice "A" competitor. Blyth is an indoor trial put on by the Bluewater Kennel Club at the Bylth Community Centre on July 10, 11 & 12. Woodstock, an outdoor show, is held by the Oxford County Kennel Club on July 13, 14 & 15. In Blyth I am entered in 4 trials. In case we failed to qualified in Blyth I decided to enter 1 trial in Woodstock.