Capra knows how this Barn Hunt thing works! He executed all the steps - climb, tunnel, and find the rat - in less than THIRTY SECONDS for a first place in Novice at his most recent trial. Thanks to JoAnn for helping him learn his indication skills. Hopefully we will continue to improve at this, as he clearly enjoys it!
Birdie did a climb, a tunnel, and found the rat in her Rat Instinct level class. Unfortunately she was less successful (and more friendly-checking-out-the-folks) during her attempt at Novice. She's just too sweet and curious, and hasn't quite figured out the game yet. It was her first performance event ever, though, so we could not be happier with her calm, social, fun approach.
Birdie got her first chance to try running AKC FastCAT, which is basically like a 100 yard dash race for dogs. She enjoyed chasing - and barking at - the lure, and made great speed for her first attempt. We look forward to more runs when the weather permits.
Dot qualified in Intro To Quarry at the Dachshund Club of America's Earth Dog trial. We are so proud of her willingness to tunnel and work at her very first competition. It was even her first time entering a buried tunnel!
We are delighted to announce that all the Capra x Peachy puppies are bilateral hearing. That's wonderful news for Tippledal and all their families. Plus, this makes 20 puppies with no deaf ears for Capra. Hooray!