Sunday, March 29, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
- He topped out in AKC Scent Work in an overall Master title (the 32nd dog to earn the title in the country and the first in Wisconsin), and Master Elite titles in Interior, Exterior and Containers
- Other AKC titles earned were Rally Novice and Novice and Open Stunt Dog!
- Non-AKC titles earned were:
- NADAC Agility: Hoopers and Barrelers
- UKC Nosework Master Champion (First German Shepherd Dog to earn this title in WI)
- C-Wags Nosework Level 4 (Super Sleuth) (First dog to earn this title in WI)
Saturday, April 20, 2019
|Intro Skilled V Hoopers:1||Jake (17-07186)||Laurel Stone||Lemon||08/01/2017||q|
We did very little last year but this year decided it would be good exercise for both of us so started with lessons from Jeff Reidl at Dogwood Acres (K9 Corp Agility) and Jake didn't miss a beat! Me - not so much so he compensated for me saying the wrong thing and just followed my hand motions! I am very careful to not let him jump much and the highest he will have to jump in 12 inches because of age and we also won't be doing the weave poles but we will be having fun!
Last week we did 2 Video Runs and, oh surprise, passed both! Jake has matured nicely into a dog who now actually listens to me on the course! I guess all that rally and obedience training we've done have made a difference!! :)
|Laurel Stone||04/16/2019||Passion||Jake||17-07186||Skilled- Intro Regular-1||https://youtu.be/k6TRsF6gzUs||Q||Congratulations!|
|Laurel Stone||04/16/2019||Passion||Jake||17-07186||Skilled- Intro Regular-2||https://youtu.be/utU0e5oPzQ8||Q||Congratulations!|
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Jake had a SUPER day today doing 2 (yes TWO) of his favorite sports! Thanks to Three Hounds Training Ground (Becky, Diane, Rick - it was great seeing you again!) for offering the NADD Dock Jumping event and practice Barn Hunt!
I limit Jake's jumps these days to one splash/wave a day because he is, after all, 9.5 years old and he still gives it all he's got! And thanks to my good buddy Minna for helping me hold the wild man back so he wouldn't charge the dock before his turn!
We hadn't done Barn Hunt for 2 years and when Jake (1st RATCHX in the history of Barn Hunt and silver medalist at the 2014 nationals) realized that's what we were there for he got really excited and lost no time finding 5 rats in the first run and 2 more in the second one! Thanks Sue for that great opportunity!
Monday, September 24, 2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Jake had a variety of activities this weekend. Yesterday he completed his AKC Advanced Scent Work title by finishing the containers and exterior element titles. He was on fire for one of the exterior searches taking only 28 sec. for 2 hides and winning 1st place of his class of 23 dogs! Today he passed all the required skills for the Canine Good Citizen Advanced AND the CGC Urban test! He is such a fun dog!
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Jake surely earned his keep today! I was clearing some brush in the yard and heaving it over a fence. A piece caught my glasses (no line bifocals..$$) and flipped them off of my head which I didn't realize immediately until I had walked around a bit. I searched to no avail because weeds were high so I brought Jake into the picture. Into the house we go. I got another pair of glasses, sat down with treats in one hand, glasses in the other and taught him "glasses" just like I've taught him other odors to search for. It took him 5 times for him to get it. Then I did a few times of hiding the glasses in the house and he alerted on them. Off to the weed patch where I tossed the practice glasses down a few times and he found them. Then told him to search more and he started sourcing on a raised bed (unused but with weeds) and, lo and behold, there they were. He first started sniffing on the outside of the concrete blocks through the holes and then went around to the side where they had landed. I first thought they had flipped over the fence with the brush so had him searching there but he came out to the concrete blocks. This whole process took 20-30 min. from the time I started teaching him. I recreated the find to take the photo. What a dog!!
Monday, July 30, 2018
Thanks to the Scent Work Club of Central WI for a successful trial! Judges Renea L Dahms and Tracy Perrine did a great job and all the friendly volunteers kept it running super smooth! And a final thanks to Rob Duberstein who gave up his Saturday to take awesome photos for us to share!
Jake added 12 new legs to his climb up the AKC Scent Work ladder getting 5 new titles (Handler Discrimination Novice, Exterior Novice, overall Novice, Buried Advanced, and Interior Excellent) while getting 4-1st place, 2-2nd place, 2-3rd place and 1-4th place ribbons! We learned a lot, made new friends and now know just how far down 6 and 8 inches is for the excellent and buried hides which have become yet another training opportunity for us!!! :)
Friday, July 20, 2018
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
A little hard to see but there are hoops, weave poles, jumps, a tunnel and some barrels and cones. this is my yard. In July, Jake and I were introduced to NADAC agility and I realized that I could learn to direct Jake around the course and not run! Sounded good to me! We started taking lessons with Jeff at K9 Corp Agility. He was a great student and excelled in lessons but then we did a few trials until he realized he was pretty much on his own and could get away with stuff such as greeting the helpers and doing the course in the order HE chooses! SO, we focused on training and having fun! Not that he didn’t have FUN at the trials because he sure did!
Here we are at training. And check out the videos by clicking here.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Oct 9th Jake participated in more UKC Nosework and received his ELITE CONTAINERS title with a 1st Place and High in Class award. He also achieved his MASTER EXTERIOR title in the pouring rain with wind again placing 1st and finishing his MASTER overall title. Not bad for a morning's sniffing!!
He now is two EXTERIOR legs short of his overall ELITE title but that will have to wait until spring when there are again UKC trials within my 90 minute travel radius! :)
I couldn't be prouder of this fun, goofy, driven guy who is sharing my life and opening up my eyes to all that can be accomplished with dedication and consistent training! Next up - looking forward to AKC Scent Work next year and are diligently practicing BURIED HIDES whenever we can!
Certificates arrived recently! 2017 final levels for Jake in UKC Nosework! So proud of this guy! Thank you to the Central WI Dog Sport Club and the Working Dogs of North Central WI club for hosting trials. Without these clubs and their dedicated members, these achievements would not have been possible!
Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Sunday, August 6, 2017
August 4, 2017
Jake jumping with Dock Dogs at the Winnebago County fair this week. Looking forward to bringing him back for Speed Retrieve on Sunday! He has such fun!! Thanks Laura for taking the video!!
O.M.G. To follow up the video I posted of Jake jumping with DockDogs on Wednesday. We went back to the Fair yesterday to jump in a Big Air wave and Jake jumped 11'11". He has jumped shorter jumps each year from a personal best of 16'6" (he is going to be 8 after all!). I was fine with that but the announcer said that's his lucky number. Well, today we went back to do Speed Retrieve (jumping in and swimming fast to the end to get a bumper) which he loves to do. As I was thinking of leaving, I was asked if Jake was going to stay for the finals because HE QUALIFIED IN THE UNDER 12 FOOT CATEGORY with his 11'11" jump! So, of course we stayed and then he jumped 13'6" to take FIRST PLACE! And the icing on the cake is that when you take first, DockDogs puts $100 in your account to be used for future jumps!! Finally, he is paying his way! I couldn't be prouder of this crazy dog!!
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Jake and I were on a 13 hour adventure to a UKC Nosework trial and he did me proud again going 4/4 with 3-1st places, 1-2nd place and 2 High in Trials! He also got titles for Advanced Exteriors, Superior Containers and Advance Nosework. What a guy! Thanks to the judges Sharon Jonas and Joanne Soyke and the hardworking members of the Working Dogs of NC WI club! Halfway through the day he got to hunt rats at the Barn Hunt nearby and located 6 of them in 2 minutes! Looking forward to seeing everyone again tomorrow!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Jake was back on the dock this morning! And he was over-the-top excited! Oh, wait, he's always over-the-top excited when he's jumping in the water! He is supposed to stay down and his cue to leave is my arm swinging back. (He thought of that himself!)
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Jake's rocket run of 1 min. 26 sec. (5 min. allowed) in Level 4 of C-WAGS Scent Detective games. He had to find 4 odors (birch, clove, cypress, lemongrass) in an area of about 1200 sq. Jake thanks you Renea L Dahms of Pawsitively Unleashed in Stevens Point for bringing these fun NOSEWORK games to Central WI! :)
Thursday, February 9, 2017
|Dog||Owner||Date||Class||Time||Placement||High in Class||Location|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-05-06||Master||1 min. 57 sec.||1||yes||Sheboygan|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-05-08||Master||2 min. 31 sec.||3||------||Sheboygan|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-05-08||Master||1 min. 53 sec.||3||------||Sheboygan|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-08-14||Master||2 min. 30 sec.||3||------||Sheboygan|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-09-18||Master||2 min. 20 sec.||2||------||Wausau|
|SUMMARY for Barn Hunt: Finished RATCHX4 title w/5 legs w/3-3rd places, 1-2nd place and 1-1st place w/a High in Class|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-06-10||Pier Pups||Open||13'3"||2||Fond du Lac|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-06-10||Pier Pups||Open||15'||2||Fond du Lac|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-04-16||Dock Dogs||Speed Retrieve||10.945 sec||3||Oshkosh Suburu|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2015-08-04||Dock Dogs||Speed Retrieve||9.673 sec.||5||Oshkosh Co. Fair|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2015-08-20||Dock Dogs||Speed Retrieve||11.014 sec.||3||Appleton Scheels|
|SUMMARY for dock jumping: Finished SPEED RETRIEVE (DockDogs) title w/3 legs w/2-3rd and 1-5th place. Also, with Pier Pups, 2 long jumps (13'3"/15') w/2-2nd places.|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-09-10||PTN||Pre-Trial Novice (Birch)||UKC||n/a||Stevens Point|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-09-10||PTA||Pre-Trial Advanced (Anise)||UKC||n/a||Stevens Point|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-09-10||PTS||Pre-Trial Superior (Clove)||UKC||n/a||Stevens Point|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-09-10||NC||Novice Container||UKC||1st and 3rd||Stevens Point|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-09-10||NI||Novice Interior||UKC||1st and 3rd||Stevens Point|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-09-10||NV||Novice Vehicle||UKC||3rd and 3rd||Stevens Point|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-09-11||AI||Advance Interior||UKC||1st and 3rd||Stevens Point|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-09-11||AV||Advanced Vehicle||UKC||3rd and 4th||Stevens Point|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-10-01||PTA||Pre-Trial Master (Myrrh)||UKC||n/a||Wausau|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-10-01||PTS||Pre-Trial Elite (Vetiver)||UKC||n/a||Wausau|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-10-01||AC||Advanced Container||UKC||2nd and 3rd||Wausau|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-10-02||NE||Novice Exterior||UKC||1st and 1st||Wausau|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-10-02||NN||NOVICE NOSEWORK||UKC||total of 8 legs||Wausau|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-10-02||SV||Superior Vehicle||UKC||2nd and 2nd||Wausau|
|Jake||Laurel Stone||2016-10-02||SI||Superior Interior||UKC||1st and 1st||Wausau|
|SUMMARY for UKC Nosework: 5 PTs (birch, anise,clove, myrrh and vetiver), 9 Element titles (18 legs, NOVICE Container, Interior, Vehicle, Exterior, ADVANCED Interior, Vehicle, Container, SUPERIOR Vehicle, Interior - 7-1st place, 3-2nd place, 7-3rd place and 1-4th place), NOVICE NOSEWORK title (8 of legs previously mentioned)|