I would like to take an opportunity to brag
about some of our boys, which have close ties with
Northwapiti, and show just how diversely talented these
lines are. A few weeks back Triton (Tucoldturain's
Triton - GroverxKadie) and Hugi (Northwapiti Tucoldturain
Hugi CDX CGN APDT Rally Level 1 -
StikerxBreezy) were each entered in Rally Obedience trials.
Rally obedience is a relatively new sport with trials
through the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and very
recently starting through the Canadian Kennel Club. If you
want to learn more the APDT website is a
good resource (www.apdt.com). There is another
association - CARO - that also hosts trials.
Hugi was entered in the first ever CKC rally trial in
Alberta. He received a perfect score of 100. There were a
few perfect scores, so 1st place was determined by fastest
time. Hugi did not have as fast a time as the 1st
place dog, and other placings were not given out. However,
Hugi now has one leg toward his Novice Rally title with CKC.
Hugi is a sibling to Kara, Lokie and Odie.
The star was Triton, who was entered in two APDT Rally
trials the same weekend and walked away with 2 High in
Trials. A perfect score in APDT rally is 210. His first
round was a 206. His second round - a 207, could
have been perfect except for me! The last exercise is a
bonus one for 10 points. Triton did it perfectly, but in my
enthusiasm, I released him before putting his leash back on
- 3 point deduction. Triton is a Grover son (which
automatically makes him special).
The judge for Triton's second round is a gal who has been
working with Karen & Dasher in rally obedience. So, I issued
a 'challenge' to Karen through our judge that I want to see
her in the rally ring. :-) It's public now,