In our excitement about Taai-Taai finishing his Championship, we forgot to post about Capra's BCAT. FastCAT (short for "coursing ability test") is basically a 100 yard dash for dogs. A lure (usually a plastic bag or stuffed toy) is pulled by a string and the dog chases it. In FastCAT it's 100 yards in a straight line. In other forms of coursing, it's a longer loop or figure-8 shape course. It's super easy - you bring two slip leads and your dog. You need someone to release yo
Capra (Fiacre Woodwynd It Happened One Night FDC CGC TKN DS DM BCAT) had his birthday today. We had an adventure filled year in which he earned all his performance titles so far: Farm Dog Certification, Canine Good Citizen, Trick Dog Novice, NADD Dock Diving titles Dock Senior and Dock Master, and Fast CAT (100 yard dash) BCAT titles.
The Hylers, of Sure Bet German Shorthair Pointers and Houston Dive Dogs (NADD dock diving facility), were extremely generous in taking Capra and I out for a mock Road Trial training session. Capra did surprisingly well and we are feeling more prepared.