So I turned the water on so the soaker hose would start watering the tomatoes and then I left for a bit to check on my neighbors puppies. When I returned Jake had escaped from the house by moving a board I had blocking the dog door and was having a blast with the hose. He had ripped the one side out creating a stream of water which he was playing with… it could have been worse.. the water could have been going on to the tomatoes which I’m sure then that is where Jake would have been! Brita was new to the mess as I brought her out not realizing that the trouble maker was already out!
"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!