Olivia and I earned some bonus titles and Q’s at Purina Farms last weekend. It was more than just a show weekend, we got to do other things as well and it worked out great for us! Last year there wasn’t much going on except my dog show things but this year was different.
Mom read about CGC testing being done on Friday. I am the only one of us that doesn’t have a CGC Title in our family. We did some training here and there the past couple of weeks to prepare. Right after my first trip to the show ring, we headed over to give the CGC test a try. Two of the ten required items gave us some trouble, but we managed to squeak by and I now have my own CGC Title!
The evaluator told us that if we have a CGC Title, we can get a Novice Trick Dog Title by doing only five tricks. Of course, we felt the need to try for that too. It was super easy to do my tricks and I earned my NTD Title. Not a lot of dogs were coming for testing, so Mom grabbed Olivia and brought her in to try for a Trick Dog Title. Olivia also passed easily and earned her NTD Title. We each did shake, high five, paws up, and puppy push ups. I also did jump into a box and Olivia did her leap. They didn’t have any ribbons for our titles but we will be getting them in the mail along with our certificates. Above is a photo of the ribbon we will each be receiving.
Hey, check out you what you see behind us! We didn’t mean to lie last week when we said our FastCAT season was over for 2023. Mom found out two days before we left for Missouri that they were running FastCAT on the weekend at Purina Farms. Friday was a busy day with my dog show stuff late morning, then the CGC and NTD stuff, and Sunday we left right after my dog show appearance. Mom surprised us on Saturday by entering us each in two FastCAT runs. My dog show time was eight in the morning, so we had the whole day to do other things.
Both of us had been cooped up in the car and in kennels a lot for two days. Running some FastCAT is a great way to burn off some energy. It is also fun to run in a different place because the sport is the same, but the way the clubs work it is different. Saturday I did my dog show thing, then a while later we practiced some nose work just for fun on our own with Mom, and topped off our day with FastCAT.
Saturday was not too warm, the course was nice and flat, and we ran great! Several people even commented on how happy and excited we were to be running. Both of us Q’d on our runs and we each ran one personal best! This truly is a great way to end our season! Both of us are over half way to our next titles now with all the points we have earned this month. We’re thankful for bonus titles and Q’s and for a great time at Purina Farms this visit!
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