Saturday, November 9, 2013

How did it start?

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It was a fine thread that hooked us up with BARN HUNT as it sometimes is with things.  Gail told Kay at a farmer’s market.  Kay told me at lunch.  Trial in 2 weeks, needed to know what it was…  sounded like fun….why not?  Tested Jake (Brita and Winnie too) but Becky said “Jake’s your dog!  He’s good!”  Got him in the trial but only one day since I was determined to not get hooked on trialing again. (HA) So…Jake entered his first Barn Hunt in July 2013 after only a few practices and took 5th place which turned out to be the lowest placing he would have in the novice, open and senior level trials.  He finished those titles in 9 consecutive trials with 3 - 1st place ribbons, 4 - 2nd place ribbons and a 3rd place one.
Jake is now (November 2013) listed on the BARN HUNT website as the only (for now) German Shepherd Dog who has a senior title.  This means
Jake is the FIRST German shepherd dog to get a SENIOR title in the country….
no…  wait…  in the WORLD!!!!
Additionally, if I’m counting correctly, at the time he titled, there were only 11 senior dogs in the country but that number is growing rapidly.  In the future, I’m sure there will be lots more GSDs like Jake (“prey monsters”  as the West German working line German Shepherds are often called) competing in Barn Hunt!

This website will document, in addition to some of his background,
his BARN HUNT journey and share some pictures and videos of other dogs having fun as well! He was my only dog with no website but now thanks to Barn Hunt, that has changed forever!    ~~~Laurel

Sunday, November 3, 2013

So I get a new mat..

… for me…radiates my body heat back to me..  but who can’t stay off of it the minute I get up!! 


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