Saturday, December 14, 2013

Todays Race


The winning team today, L-R Terri, Gord, Roberta, Shauna, & Maureen, missing is Amanda who took the picture

The No Nonscents team has returned from Calgary after racing this morning.
They brought home a 1st place !!! Whoo Hoo team!

Congratulations to Shauna & Catch who earned their SCENTHURDLE DOG title today!!
Congratulations also to Roberta & Karma who earned their SCENTHURDLE DOG EXCELLENT title as well !!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Last Race Coming Up



Well the last race of the year is in just 4 days!

No Nonscents will be heading out to Calgary on Saturday to compete.  After this race we will be dividing into 2 teams! So exciting.  It means more races for the dogs !
The new team will be known as Full Of Nonscents and will have experienced as well as new dogs on it.

After much deliberation the Full of Nonscents team members were decided and will compose of ...
Brit, Karma, Mazie, Catch, Luna & Epic !!!

2014 will be a great year!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lethbridge Race

Left to Right in front-  Pixel, Catch, Crawford, Jethro & Luna....Left to Right in back- Maize, Karma, Kort & Bosley


Another race is in the books!!

Congratulations to CRAWFORD who earned his SCENTHURDLE DOG EXCELLENT title!!!!

New Scenthurdle Dog Excellent Title !!

 LUNA & Gord made their debuts & what a great debut it was!  Luna did one perfect run & was only mildy distracted in her other runs by all the craziness in an actual race.  Gord managed to keep his cool as well & was a great partner for Luna.  Terri made her debut as assistant box loader & even did a race on her own, thanks Terri!! This is NOT an easy job!

We ended the night in 2nd place, great job team!!

Amanda brought her camera & we got some nice candids as well as a picture of all the racers.

Kim & Bosley



We will be having a meeting on Thursday at 7:30, see you all there

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tuesday Practice



In Attendance....

Jolene/Kort
Amanda/Brit/Pixel
Kim/Bosley
Judy/Maize/Roxy
Donna/Epic/Swift
Roberta/Karma
Shauna/Catch
Tina/Jethro
Maureen/Crawford
Gord/Luna
Jocelyn/Zumba

Guest Daryl/Betty


What we did....

 Well first we sang Happy Birthday to Kim who was celebrating her Birthday :)  We had yummy Crazy Cakes cupcakes too :)

We went right into racing, splitting up into 2 teams & changing up the running order a number of times.  The dogs are all doing so well, making very few mistakes, it should be fun in Lethbridge!

We talked later about another race coming up in January at Spruce Meadows.  We could go for both nights, Fri & Sat, but there was some worry about not having anything to do all day Sat. when waiting for the race.  We still have some time to decide if we are going to go up for both, or just one race.  Also we will be racing as 2 teams at that point.

Here is a list of upcoming races for next year, please print it out so you have it.

AKC Calgary, Jan 17,18
SSHC, Calgary, Feb 15
FSACA, Agility, Cardiff, March 8 (?)
BRCA, Camrose, March 22
RDDKC, Red Deer, Apr 5
RSG May 4
CKOC, Cochrane, May 10
NACA, Edmonton, May 30,31
LKDC, Lethbridge, June
SSHC, Fox's Balzac or Wetnoses, Carseland, June 29
LDKC, Agility Lethbridge, July 5
EKKOC, Calgary, July 11,12
AKIC Calgary, Aug 1,2
EKC, Edmonton, Aug 9,10
WKKC, Calstlegar BC, Aug 16
CDKC, Cranbrook, Aug 23
SSHR, Carseland, Sept 6
CKOC, Cochrane, Sept 13
Demo, RDOG, North Glenmore Park, Calgary, Sept 20
LKOB, Lloyminster SK, Sept 27
BRCA, Camrose, Oct 25
RDDKC, Red Deer, Nov 1
FSACA, Cardiff, Nov 15
LKDC, Lethbridge, Nov 15
RSG, Calgary, Dec 13

See you all next Tues, 7 pm !


Friday, November 1, 2013

Tuesday Night


Jethro

I'm getting behind in my blogging!

Practice this past Tuesday was a good one, we raced our dogs to & from the box  hoping for more speed & excitement from them, especially running "to" the box.
We sat & watched passing to try & cut time there if we could, wouldn't it be great if we had a race under 35 seconds!
We had a look at individual dog points to see who was close to titles.
We took a quick vote to see if anyone was interested in going to the individual race in Calgary on Dec 14, looks that that is a go as long as the weather holds up!

Racing dogs for Lethbridge have been decided....

Jethro, Bosley, Maize, Karma, Kort, Pixel, Crawford, & Catch

Lastly we voted on changing our practice night to Thursday, this will start after the Lethbridge show,
that's about it!


See you Tues at 7pm !

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Practice Night


Hey!!! that's my dumbell!!

Wow what a crowd we had last night! Everyone was able to make it, so nice to see!

In Attendance:

Kim/Bosley
Shauna/Catch
Roberta/Karma
Maureen/Crawford
Judy/Maizie/Roxy
Donna/Epic
Jolene/Kort
Sarah/Gyp
Amanda/Brit/Pixel
Gord/Luna
Jocelyn/Zumba
Tina/Jethro

We talked for a bit about the split in the teams, while it would be awesome if we could all stay on the same team it wouldn't be realistic.  There are too many of us now, & if we don't split in to 2 teams we will not get very many races per dog.  We are trying to makes the teams equal, with some experienced dogs, some newer dogs, we think it works, guess we'll find out next year! It won't be perfect, nothing in life ever is, but we'll make it work.  We will still be one team in heart and offer full support for each other no matter what team we are on :)

We started out racing pretty much right away, 2 teams , changing up the running order so the dogs were always running against another dog.  Most handled it without a blink, some dogs still need more work on being reactive to certain dogs, & sounds.

We learned there may be only 3 team in Lethbridge, such a bummer that in our own city we can't draw enough teams, what it means for the dogs running is they may only get 1 or 2 races tops, sucky but a reality.

We talked about the Independent race next year in Calgary, 2 tournaments there, a great opportunity to finish up some titles!! Kort, Bosley & Pixel are very close to their Scenthurdle Masters Titles.  Catch must be getting close to his first title of Scenthurdle Dog!  Tina & Jethro , Maureen & Crawford, Roberta & Karma, may be close to their Scenthurdle Excellent titles, so exciting for all!!

Next practice will be Tuesday, same time, same place, 7ypm, at Paws On The Run, see you there!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Practice at Cowley

This morning a bunch of team members travelled out to Cowley for a practice.  It is worth traveling for the hour to have a new venue for the dogs to race in , as well as racing against another team.

Making the trip were Amanda & Pixel, Gord, Terri & Luna, Jolene & Kort, Roberta & Karma, Tina & Jethro, Shauna & Catch, & Donna , Epic, & Swift.

The dogs did well for the most part, still some difficulty with some dogs not taking every jump or crossing the line, but all in all a great practice.

The star today was Luna, who has come leaps & bounds, making no mistakes today which earned her the right to race in Lethbridge, & to get an official number of her very own!

Congratulations to Gord & Terri for all your dedication & hard work, and to Luna, Number 2 !!!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fun & Games

Playing the "find it" game :)
In Attendance:

Amanda
Jolene/Kort
Kim/Bosley
Jocelyn/Zumba
Terri/Luna
Maureen/Crawford
Shauna/Catch
Judy/Maizie/Roxy
Donna/Epic/Sport
Tina/Jethro

We had a full house tonight & it was great!  Started off the bat racing , nothing fancy.
At the end we played the find it game. We all put our dumbells in the center of our circle, Amanda added some toys, extra dumbells, & a food bowl.  Some of the dogs just couldn't resist the toys, mostly the newer dogs who haven't been playing for long.  It was fun to see them thinking though!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sunday Practice

In Attendance:

Jolene/Kort
Jocelyn/Zumba
Kim/Bosley
Judy/Roxy, Mazie
Shauna/Catch
Roberta/Karma

We had a nice relaxed practice tonight, we worked on getting our butts out of the way so the next dog & handler has room to run, plus faster passing at the line.

We did some fun snatch & grab games at the box as well, racing our dogs back.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Spruce Meadows

Place your dumbbells!

What a rush that night was!!!

We had 5 races and we won each won! & by alot!!  Not one dog made a mistake , not one!! It was amazing, sooo proud of the team.......

Racing Dogs were:

Pixel, Catch, Crawford, Maizie, Bosley, & Kort

I was hoping to have the pictures by now but will post them when I get them !

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tonight's Practice

 What would Scent practice be without a storm looming?  Thankfully we were able to get in a good practice before the thunder & lightning started!

 In Attendance:

Jolene/Kort
Kim/Bosley
Judy/Maizie
Tina/Jethro
Maureen/Crawford
Gord/Luna
Shauna/Catch
Roberta/Karma 

What we did:

Tonight we started with the one & only new dog present Luna.  We let Luna have some fun running the jumps to the dumbbell & then back with Gord.  Later we back chained doing 1 jump to the box, 2 jumps to the box & so on.  After Luna aced that she did discrimination on the box & was 3 for 3 with a full box of X's even! Luna is coming along very nicely!  Catch stepped in to help give Luna someone to race with as well.

Later the racing dogs ran with our guest, Shannon, with her dogs Piper & Keeper providing distractions.  Even with Keeper playing tug right beside the racing dogs they aced it!!

We feel pretty confident going into the races at Spruce Meadows this weekend :)

Good job team!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lethbridge Race

My oh my what a night!!!

The team was all over the place, wrong dumbbells, dogs crossing the line, chasing other dogs lol!, not scenting, taking a couple of jumps then just coming back , geez louise!
It also became very clear that we need to have a boxloader "only" position!  Someone who will just come out & box load & not race.

Then there was the hail storm, holy cow what a storm it was!  We ended up having to end the races early so we could pack up & get safely into our vehicles, what a night!!

That being said we still managed to pull out a few races that we ran well & most of us came home with more points.

Huge congratulatuions to Sarah & GYP who got their SCENTHURDLE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Whoo Hoo!

Next race Spruce Meadows in 3 weeks !!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

3 New Titles!

We had our Scenthurdle Race this past Saturday in conjunction with our obedience/rally trials.  It was so nice to be home to race!

There were only 4 teams & 3 races but No Nonscents came away with 2 wins & only 1 loss. 

Getting new titles at this race were 3 of our newer dogs......

Congratulations to CRAWFORD & KARMA who now have their Scenthurdle Dog tiltes!!
Congratulations also to BRIT who earned her Scenthurdle Dog Excellent title!!!

Our next race will be in 2 weeks here at home again & in conjunction with our Agility trials.

Friday, May 10, 2013

New Title


At the box

We just found out that Maize came home from the Calgary Scenthurdle Race with her SCENTHURDLE EXCELLENT title!!!!
Congratulations Judy & Maize!!

Good Girl !

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Independant Race in Calgary

Yesterday our team headed to Calgary for our first Independent race, yippee! , held at Dignified Dogs.
Our team did amazing, losing only one race out of the five & coming in second place overall.
Crawford & Karma made their debuts & were awesome!
Thank you to Shauna who came down just to box load for us.

Kim managed to get some pictures of the dogs doing their thing......

Crawford

Brit

Kort

Karma

Maize


Bosley was also there!!! Kim was taking the pictures so no photos of him :(



The Video ......

Friday, May 3, 2013

Ready To Race!!!!




In Attendance

Amanda/Pixel, Brit
Jolene/Kort
Kim/Bosley
Maureen/Crawford
Roberta/Karma
Shauna/Catch
Judy/Maizie

Tomorrow we are attending our 2nd race of the year but it is our first independant race, that means we don't have to wait around all day long for Best In Show to be over.  We are starting at 10:30 am & will be finished by 1:15, how fun is that!
Tonight we raced in the dogs in the teams  that we will be racing in tomorrow.  We did a bit of rearranging to find the best order for the dogs, both Kort & Crawford are not the best going first.  Bosley runs faster going second for instance.
We had a couple of races under 40 seconds which was awesome!
Roberta & Karma, & Maureen & Crawford, will be debuting as well, whoo hoo!! 
Shauna is box loading so we are all set & ready to race!!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Last Wednesday Night Practise


This will be our last practise on Weds.  New day to be announced.....


In Attendance

Amanda/Brit
Judy/Maizie
Roberta/Karma
Tina/Jethro
Jolene/Kort
Terri, Gord/Luna
Jocelyn/Zumba
Shauna/Catch
Maureen/Crawford


What we did...

We started out with the newbies running a full 4 jumps to the box, we just started with their own dumbbell on the box.  Luna is still catching up so she did 2 jumps to the box.
Later we set up some barriers so the new dogs learned to make a smaller circle after the box, insuring that they didn't swing wide & miss taking the first jump.

The racing dogs just did their usual thing & had no difficulties. Kort even managed to take his jumps even though a certain Sheltie joined him & ran with him lol!

Only a couple of weeks to our  race!!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Practise

In Attendance

Terry/Luna
Amanda/Pixel/Brit
Jocelyn/Zumba
Renee/Belle
Shauna/Catch
Jolene/Kort
Tina/Jethro
Maureen/Crawford
Roberta/Karma
Judy/Maize


What we did....

The racing dogs started out by being sent to the box to retrieve their dumbbell among distractions.  Amanda had food ( in a container ), fluffy toys, squeaky toys , boxes of crackers on the ground,  you get the picture!

Then we ran 2 lanes at the same time, with the racing dogs on one side & the newbies on the other.  Maureen & Roberta held the dogs while we called them over the jumps.  On the racing side we had the dogs held at an angle so they had to move over to take the jumps, some of the dogs found this to be a touch more difficult at first .

The new dogs worked on going to the box to retrieve their dumbbell .

We ended by doing a scent circle , putting all the dumbbells in the middle, with the experienced dogs going first, then the newer dogs, all did very well!! Good job !!

Next practice Wed April 17 @ 7:30 See you then!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wednesday Night

In Attendance...

Jocelyn/Zumba
Shauna/Catch
Renee/Belle
Julia/Red
Amanda/Pixel/Brit
Jolene/Kort
Roberta/Karma
Judy/Kona/Maize
Kim/Bosley
Maureen/Crawford
Tina/Jethro

What we did...

We started out with the newbies doing some restrained recalls over the jumps. the team members did a one jump, one dumbbell retrieve with the owner running away before the dumbbell was even picked up, we are going for more speed!

We then worked 2 lanes with the racing dogs doing a full box race at the same time the newbies were doing running for the box with a food bowl on it.  It was very loud & distracting for the racing dogs, with the newer dogs sometimes crossing the line to see the racing dogs, & the racing dogs crossing the line to visit the food bowl ( Kort ! )

The newbies started to work on sending to the box with one jump & one bell, with the cardboard division on it to help them learn to check each spot for their bells.

It was a great practice & the new dogs are coming right along!

Please meet them!

ZUMBA the Rottweiler......

 

RED the Miniature Bull Terrier......

CATCH the Sheltie......


BELLE the Springer, picture coming soon :)

See you next Wed April 10 @ 7:30

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Today's Practice

We had a practice today, first one since February.  The dogs did well considering it's been awhile since most of us trained!

In Attendance.....

Kim/Bosley
Jolene/Kort
Amanda/Brit/Red
Judy/Kona, Maizie
Amanda/Izzie
Roberta
Maureen/Crawford
Shauna/Catch
Jocelyn/Zumba
Renee/Belle

We had our 2 lanes set up & did a few runs, changing up the dogs running order.  We used the newer dogs & handlers as distractions in the one lane.  They ran with their dogs over the jumps the first time, then called their dogs to them over the jumps the second time.  The racing dogs took it all in stride & didn't bat an eyelash :)

Next practices will be held on Wed nights, at 7:30, for the month of April, till then, keep practicing !


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday Practise

In Attendance....

Amanda/Izzie
Tina/Jethro
Judy/Kona, Maizie
Jolene/Kort
Maureen/Crawford
Amanda/Brit
Roberta/Karma

Today we had Bobbi come out with a few of her flyball dogs to provide our dogs with some much needed distractions.  Flyball dogs are very intense, fast & loud.  Our dogs need to be able to think with distractions & still do what is required of them.  All the dogs did really well!! 
Kort struggled with the fact that there were new dogs there & lost his brain, but recovered eventually, the other dogs didn't even notice !

Fun Fun Practise & very Good dogs!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Calgary Race

Well we had our first race of the year!  It was interesting to say the least lol!!  
Each dog was  happy to be running, although they all had their times of being a bit "off " shall I say :)
Boxloading was hilarious!!! Each of us, with the exception of Amanda, had blond moments of "umm , what are we doing exactly?? " 
We all had fun though & kept up our team spirit.  We do have lots of things to work on when we get back training!

Huge Congratulations go out to 2 of the newer team dogs that earned their first Scenthurdle titles!!!

MAIZIE & BRIT now have their SCENTHURDLE DOG title Whoo Hoo!!!!!!