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Old 01-09-2013, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What was the ONE accomplishment that you were most proud of in regards to raising and/or training your dog?

You can answer for multiple dogs - but only ONE accomplishment for each.

This doesn't necessarily have to be a training or title accomplishment either.

So, tell me, what was the one thing that stands out to you?
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Getting the IPO1 with Aiden was absolutely huge for us. We had so many people tell us not to expect it to ever happen.


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For Stark and I, it was the day he passed his Temperament Test.

Working with a reactive dog, especially a dog who is reactive to people, this was a huge deal for us. It took me a good year, maybe even two years to really get this under control.

I completely trust him with strangers now, and most kids but am still slightly watchful/selective in who I allow him to interact with. I don't want any regressing so we manage who gets to meet and play and interact with him.

The day he took the TT, and was at ease waiting his turn, and how much fun he looked like he had while actually doing the test.. that was the moment that stood out to me.

The crowd closing in on us - this was a huge one, since he had issues with people coming at him.


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With Zefra, we are just starting out, but the big one was the day she did her first B&H (bark and hold) on our helper on her own! This was huge, my wild, crazy, drivy little girl actually stopped.... used her brain.... and performed!



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Getting the IPO1 with Aiden was absolutely huge for us. We had so many people tell us not to expect it to ever happen.


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That is a HUGE accomplishment! Could you attach a photo (or two)?
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Without question my most proud moment so far is getting Pimg's CGC. It's funny because while most of you with working dogs have/had such high expectations when you got your dogs, Pimg was bought as absolutely nothing more than a pet. I expected to teach her sit, down, shake, and roll over- that's it. Accomplishing anything at all with her was never in the plans...

I took a basic obedience course with her at I think 4.5 years old and decided that I would like to put a CGC on her. "That would be the epitome of training!" I thought ([EDIT]- LOL!!!). To accomplish something so awesome... Well, we did get a CGC! And I'm very proud. And it turns out that the CGC became my gateway into working and titling my dog! Now she has a number of titles after her name, of which I'm very proud of. But it all started for us with the CGC...

My future "most proud" moment will be when she earns her C-ATCH title, which is the CPE equivalent to AKC's MACH agility title. We are working hard towards that goal now...
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Willy - terrific! I know you guys will get there!
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I think the one thing that sticks out in my mind is that I survived the first year with my pup and have a social and relatively calm dog. Bear was a very hard puppy and the landshark phase lasted about 10 months.

My last dog was DA and it was not fun to have to work around that, so having a dog that is socially adjusted is like a breath of fresh air.

I know it's not like getting IPO or BH etc... but I can only go up from here
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Great work with your pup!

I understand how going from one dog with issues, to one who doesn't have them can feel - breath of fresh air for sure!
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Between May 2007 through December 2007, I got RNs and CGCs on six dogs, three of whom were one year, and two were just over and just under 2 with 10 placements, and only 1 NQ -- first time in the ring, my fault missed a sign.

Arwen -- definitely placing 1st in three shows to get her CD.

Heidi -- definitely taking 1st place for her final RA leg, and moving up on the same day to RE and taking first place, and in between those classes, finishing Babs' CD with a 3rd..

Babs -- traveling around a rally novice course with my leash accidently looped over her ear the whole way, talk about loose leash -- yeah we placed.

Joy -- finishing her RN in 3 days up at the classic, two of the days with the same scores as her litter sister who was owned and trained by someone else from eight weeks onward.

Dolly -- passing her CGC this summer without any CGC preperatory classes, just basic, but we never practiced supervised separation, paws and ears handled, etc.

Gretta -- flunking her CGC this summer, but only the supervised separation, and with her rocky start, I still think that was an awesome accomplishment, we'll take it again.
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