53 Degrees and sunny... Dec, 10, 2020! When will the weather be this nice again! Morning spent doing 4 exterior searches between Menasha and Omro! That's about 40 hides! Then the photo shoot which was ...well... not the most fun part of the morning for Jake and Cutter! But I explained that life is not perfect and they need to suck it up... however, they drew the line at smiling! lol
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
Boom! 2020 goals achieved!
Jake von der Alte Baum, 11 years old, completed the top 2 titles in AKC Scent Work and UKCs Champion title within the last few months. Very few, if any, dogs have this combination of high titles competing in these venues! I couldn't be prouder of him!
Photos are Jake's first Detective Leg with judge Bonnie 2 years ago, Leg #10 with judge Kim YESTERDAY and a photo of him in wheels and another practicing a high hide showing off his strong rear end!
****AKC DETECTIVE 11/29/20
****AKC Scent Work Master Elite. 8/23/20
****UKC Nosework Champion 8/15/20
A year ago Jake injured his back and was in wheels to be able to walk without falling. After swimming multiple times a week and rehab, he roared back from retirement in June to trial again after 9 months off, better than ever and now has finished what he started.
None of this would have happened without all of the clubs that put on trials, the organizers and volunteers who worked tirelessly at those trials to keep them running smoothly and the judges who spent hours on their feet in all sorts of weather from 40 mph wind, rain and snow to 100° temperature!
I truly appreciate the support of all the friends that I've made in my travels and my training partners (You all know who you are!). And also thanks for the private messages of congratulations that I received from all of you. And for my non-dog training friends,this is a big deal and thanks for understanding my passion and supporting me like you do!
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)