"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!
Monday, November 9, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020
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.
Friday, March 27, 2020
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
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!