Thursday, December 10, 2020

Cutter and Jake after Scent Work

 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

Monday, November 30, 2020

Boom! 2020 goals achieved!

 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

Cleaning the yard of Buckthorn trees - again!

So what did you do in the rain this morning? Jake had a blast showing off his talent of digging up buckthorn trees(invasive) in our woods! He eventually succeeded in getting out the roots that he was pulling in this video! This was one of about 3 or 4 he pulled out that were 4-5 feet tall. I locate one, kick the dirt and leaves away from the base and then after taking a huge sniff to determine that it really is buckthorn, he digs down to the roots before grabbing and pulling them out. They must have a distinctive odor and he also knows enough to pull the roots where there are no thorns.

Jake with his stash of Buckthorn roots!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Jake's successful 2019

Jake had a SUCCESSFUL 2019 and added 17 AKC titles to his plaque at the recent Winnegamie Dog Club banquet and received certificates for the non-AKC titles he earned.
  • 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)   
MNCH EHD (UKC Nosework), RATCHX4 (Barn Hunt) Jake von der Alte Baum RN (AKC Rally), SWM SCME SIME SEME & SHDE (AKC Scent Work) DJ (NADD Dock Jumping), SR Express & BA Junior (Dock Dogs), OSD (Stunt Dog), CGCA & CGCU (Canine Good Citizen), TKP (Trick Dog), IHC & IBC (NADAC agility), CW-SSS (C-Wags Nosework)  

Note: To get these higher titles, Jake earned 75 individual titles none of which would have been accomplished without the help of trainers and friends along the way...  you know who you are... and if you're reading this, know that I love and appreciate all of you