Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Doggie visitor

For the next 2 weeks we are watching my friends dog Copley, an 8 moth old show golden. I feel honored that I was asked to watch such a fine pup. Jill almost sent him to show dog camp, but chose Camp Robinson instead! Besides his show career, she also plans to work him in rally & obedience so she asked me to work on recalls fronts, finishes and focus.

Jill started out as my student in a CGC class with her golden Tally 3 years ago and never before entered the obedience ring. She has surpassed me as Tally has earned is Rally Excellent, CDX and is working on utility.

We quickly became friends and she has become my inspiration. She encouraged me to work on Gimlis RN (we need 1 more leg) and we just found a fantastic trainer to help us with our CD. Prior to Jill, anything AKC gave me anxiety. Not sure why, maybe it was the high test agility personalities I trained with. Or maybe its the reputation that AKC has as being stuffy and old school. I would compete in agility in any venue except AKC. I guess I am mellowing out in my old age! And Jill makes it fun! She always trains and competes with a smile, and is always a cheering section for our friends. I am lucky to have such a supportive friend who pushes me out of my comfort zone.

1 comment:

Lauren M. Davis Folk Art! said...

That is Very Cool, I'm so glad you've got such a supportive and good friend!!!!!!!! What a handsome guy Copley is!!!!!! I hope you have a blast with him!!!! I Love your blog!!!!! ~Hugs~