Riot - Blog

Not much to write about lately

I have not updated this Blog in quite some time. Back and knee problems has stopped dog training this winter. Riot became an ordinary dog and I was a pet owner (yawn). With warmer weather I am moving better. I am not sure I want focus on training for an Open obedience title. Rally, both CARO and CKC, is something that does interest me. Rally at it’s best is a dance between handler and dog. A good Rally team “flows” around the course. The only problem with Rally is the point system is so lenient that you usually can’t tell who had the better run based on the scores. If I had a Rally dream it would be to attend an invitation only Rally trial. This dream Rally trial would have uber-courses and bring together the best competitors.

This is a long intro to say we’re back ... registered for a Rally trial in Blyth today.

CARO Trial at The Poodle Farm

At The Poodle Farm in Vanessa for the our last Rally event in 2007 and our last chance to get an Advanced title before the end of the year. I wasn't feeling good but Riot was terrific. Two 198 scores, two firsts, one Caro Advanced title. Nice!

CARO Trial at Campaign Dog Academy

Trying to get a CARO Advanced Rally title at Campaign Dog Academy in Georgetown today. Scores:
  • 196
  • 199 - 2nd place
  • NQ - Riot missed a moving down. Initially I thought Riot erred but later on I realized I gave the wrong hand signal.

First Entry

This is my first blog entry for Riot, a 3 year old Australian Shepherd. I want to keep a log of her progress and achievements in a obedience, rally and agility. She received her CARO Rally Novice title in the summer of 2006 with scores of 196-200-199. Sometime in the summer of 2007 we will be competing for her CKC Companion Dog obedience title. She is very good at agility (e.g. better than the handler). Read More...

CARO Trial at The Poodle Farm

Competed in a CARO Excellent event at The Poodle Farm in Vanessa. A 198 and an NQ. Not the result I was hoping for (back wasn’t very good today). There were a couple of signs that Riot had trouble with that I had not seen before in Rally:
  • Spread Jump
  • Call Front While Running
The good news is that the jump exercise was performed perfectly (which was a challenge at the Poodle Farm last year).