I didn't get to all the goals that I set for the year. I wanted to finish both dogs' Advanced Rally titles and finish Maggie's CD. Maggie did no obedience at all and I have put off Rally for now. I wanted to finish Maggie's SAADC title, but she only did 2 AAC trials this year.
The goals I did complete were to start trialing Bosley in agility (his first trial was in June) and compete at Regionals with Maggie. I entered Bosley in a draft test and he learned to fetch the dumbbell!
Here is a quick look back over the year's stats:
Maggie - came back from a broken toe and mast cell cancer.
- ran in 3 CKC trials - earned 6 Qs and her Intermediate JWW title
-ran in 2 AAC trials - earned 4 Qs
Bosley- ran in 3 CKC trials - earned a total of 14 Qs and 4 titles
- ran in 2 AAC trials - earned 8 Qs and 1 title
- entered a draft test
-is almost ready for Open Obedience
Goals for 2010
Maggie - keep having fun in agility and obedience. Maggie is not a very well built dog and is having some issues with her back and rear end, so I am not pushing agility too much. I am looking forward to dropping her to veterans in February. We will see how the year goes and do a few trials. I would like to start doing some tracking with her. I think that would be a great way to keep her active and her brain busy.
Bosley - I would like to try to get his CDX this year (he is pretty close to being ready to enter a trial) and start Utility exercises. We are also going to get his Draft title this year and start training for his DDX title. In agility, I hope to finish his CKC excellent titles and start working towards Championship Qs. If he keeps running well, and we enter enough trials, I think he should be able to get to AAC Masters level this year. I am also thinking about entering him in AAC regionals - crazy, but I will see how he is running when we get closer.
So, goodbye 2009 and here's to a fun and productive 2010.
Happy New Year!