Posts Tagged ‘akc’

Canine Good Citizen Dog Training Class – Advanced Training in Holbrook, MA February 19, 2014 Comments Off

We just added a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation dog training class to our schedule in Holbrook, MA! If you want to improve your dog’s manners and obedience beyond what they learned in puppy class or Basic Dog Manners, this is the right class for you! The Canine Good Citizen test is a 10-part examination created […]

Spark’s First Agility Trial: An Analysis November 15, 2013 Comments Off

As I mentioned in my post about Strata’s MACH, I entered Spark in his first couple of trials in the fall. He made his dĂ©but at my club’s trial, Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club, just in Novice Jumpers with Weaves. He was a very good boy! His run on Saturday was adorable. His start line was […]

MACH Strata: The Journey September 16, 2013 2 Comments

It’s been a busy month for all of us here at Spring Forth and I apologize for taking such an extended absence from blogging! I’ll jump right in with some good news. Strata finished his Master Agility Championship (MACH) on Sunday, August 25th at the Tri-State Shetland Sheepdog Club agility trial in Hamden, CT. We […]

Upcoming Agility Trial: Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club/Middlesex County Kennel Club July 1, 2013 Comments Off

Looking for a fun way to beat the heat this weekend? Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club and Middlesex County Kennel Club are hosting an AKC Agility Trial this weekend, July 6th and 7th, at Wide World of Indoor Sports in North Smithfield, RI. There will be two rings of agility in air-conditioned comfort. This venue offers […]

Improving Agility Organizations: Thoughts On Participation June 5, 2013 4 Comments

Today is Dog Agility Blogger Action Day, and the topic is “Improving Agility Organizations”. I’d like to take a look at participation and how all agility organizations – from training centers, to local trial committees, to national clubs – can improve participation at events. To be clear, I’m not talking about increasing entries. AKC’s trial […]

2013 AKC Agility National Championship April 9, 2013 Comments Off

Strata, Dan, and I had a great time at our very first national competition. We traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the 2013 AKC Agility National Championship. Thursday Our trip started on Thursday morning, long before the sun came up at Logan Airport. Driving to Tulsa would have meant too many days away from our dog […]

Spark’s First Show January 17, 2013 2 Comments

This past weekend, Dan and I took Spark to his very first conformation show, held by the Greater Lowell Kennel Club in Fitchburg, MA. Going into this show I had zero expectations for Spark. Just six and a half months old, I wanted to make sure he had a good time and test his understanding […]

Strata’s Trial Results: Middlesex County Kennel Club AKC Agility Trial May 18, 2012 Comments Off

On Sunday, May 13th, Strata and I competed at the Middlesex County Kennel Club AKC agility trial in North Smithfield, RI. We had a wonderful time and earned a double qualifying score! Here are videos of our runs together. Next Sunday, May 20th, we’ll be at the same venue competing at Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club’s […]

The AKC Canine Good Citizen Program September 23, 2011 Comments Off

Tomorrow is Responsible Dog Ownership Day, so I would like to discuss the AKC Canine Good Citizen program, because it rewards responsible dog owners across the country. As an approved AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, I am often asked about the requirements for passing the test. What does it take to become a Canine Good […]