Competition Obedience Training
you are a seasoned competitor or just beginning your journey into
the sport of competition obedience, Laura and Don provide private
instruction for individuals who are following the competition obedience
circuit. Pulling from experience earned from training personal dogs
who have completed their Obedience Trial Championships and reached
national ranking, they provide one-on-one instruction tailored for
you and your dog providing you a competitive edge. We structure
a training curriculum to help you fulfill your goals - whether it
is just titles or national ranking you are seeking.
sure to see these scenes
of a Furrst Place graduate
in obedience competition.
name but a few of the more outstanding accomplishments in the area
of competition obedience:
Laura's dog, OTCh KC's Mystic Fortune of Barty JH, WCX, UDX "Fame"
earned 1,480 OTCh points with 64 High-in-Trials and 52 High-Combined
awards. In 1996, Fame was #2 Golden Retriever in the US and was
- Proud of his High in Trial
Laura's dog, Holway's Destinee ByDesign CDX, WCX, JH "Desi"
has set a record as he began his obedience career. While competing
in Novice, he earned a perfect score of 200 his first four times
in the AKC obedience ring. After completing 18 performances, his
average score was 199.2 (200 being a perfect score).
with his record-setting 200's
After being shown 15 times in Novice, Don's "Journey"
Featherquest Journey ByDesign JH, WCX, UD maintained an average
score of 198.2. Just recently, Journey completed his Utility Dog
title in 3 consecutive shows.
& "Journey" in competition
They have coached individual obedience teams through CD, CDX, and
UD with teams achieving High-in-Trials and national ranking within
their breed. Not all the dogs they train are personally owned by
trained and campaigned a Golden Retriever "Angie" belonging
to Mercedes Hitchcock with scores averaging 197. Angie qualified
and competed at the Gaines Central Regional in Oklahoma and earned
7th place in the Novice category. Laura also trained another Golden
"Auburn" belonging to Jan Sultanik. Auburn earned her
CD title with a Dog World Award. Auburn was back at training at
Furrst Place in 2004 and earned her Junior Hunter title in field.
also trained a Gordon Setter "Cash" for his CD with also
a Dog World Award. "Cash" became the #1 ranked Gordon
Setter in 2002.
Wildwind's Mandalay Cool Cash", CD
Setter belonging to Kay McGuire, DVM,
Suburbia North Animal Hospital
also trained "Quest" a Golden retriever belonging to Chris
and Carolyn Carlson. He earned his title in 3 consecutive shows
in obedience competition
& "Tex" learning side pass
References will be made available upon request.
CDX: Companion Dog Excellent
UD: Utility Dog
UDX: Utility Dog Excellent
OTCh: Obedience Trial Champion
JH: Junior Hunter