Jake got his second leg towards a title in Speed Retrieve today and 3rd place (10.945 sec. in the Express division) with Dock Dogs in Oshkosh in 75 degrees and sunny weather!!! This guy SO wants to do everything he can. Since we're doing Nosework when we got out of the van he was heading towards all the vehicles and sniffing until we rounded the corner of the building and he saw the pool! Then he went crazy!! Click below to check out his video!
"Jake" earned the first RATCHX in the history of the Barn Hunt on July 27, 2014, at Waukesha, WI. Rat Champion Excellent requires that a dog earn 25 Master legs total, including the 5 earned in the RATM and the 10 earned in the RATCH! He subsequently earned another 10 legs to earn his RATCHX2 (CLICK HERE to see the facts of this journey) in October 2014 and his RATCHX3 in July 2015! In 2015, our focus turned to Dock Jumping and he is competing in the venues of Dock Dogs, NADD and Pier Pups where he has a personal best of 16'6" in Big Air (earning a Junior title and an invitation to Worlds) and 9.330 seconds in Speed Retrieve! In 2016 Jake earned his RATCHX4 in Barn Hunt, a Speed Retrieve title from Dock Dogs and is now a Nosework junkie where he has earned in 2 years his UKC Elite title!