about Furrst Place K-9 Obedience.
hate to contact you on such short notice, and we apologize. We have
been called away on business to Europe for two weeks beginning this
Sunday the 10th. We asked 'Beaux' what he wanted to do and he found
and pulled out your Christmas Card."
We think not. Would you be able to take him from the 9th until the
25th? We would be so grateful, and Beaux would really enjoy the
visit. (He likes you both very much.)"
will be happy to remit payment in advance of course (you are so
worth it!). Either way, we really enjoyed the Christmas cards and
watching your move to your new home and the pictures of everyone.
We wish you the very best. Please find attached picture of Beaux,
he is so very beautiful (and he does "leave it" very
great big THANK YOU to Laura for all of her support, enlightenment
and encouragement. With her help and training I have gone further
than I had hoped."
have in the past year and a half put 7 titles on two dogs - 'Mikey',
a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and 'Tex', a German Shepherd Dog. We are
in active preparation to begin competing for two more titles this
goal with 'Mikey' is earn an invitation to represent the Cardigans
at the National Obedience Invitational. My goal with 'Tex' is an
Open title and possibly a Utility title too. We are learning those
little intricacies that are making us truly competitive under Laura's
keen instruction. Again, Thank you."
checked with the CWCCA website and 'Mikey' has been listed as earning
the CWCCA Versatility award VC. I have not received notice myself
but it is posted."
I checked on the Front and Finish website and he earned 47 Delaney
points last year. That would place him second in the breed if compared
to the 2003 rankings. So I think we did good."
Conway, UCD Ch Mikey CD RE PT and Tex CD RN
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wanted to say another big THANK YOU!!!"
are settling back in and Lucy is a joy to be around now! The family
is slowly "getting" how to deal with her by using the
proper commands and correcting her."
just went for a walk around the neighborhood which I had quit doing
because she was so difficult. She was PERFECT. I'm very, very impressed."
just wanted to write and let you guys know how Maddy's second attempt
at dove hunting went."
she did a great job. Most of the birds that she found and picked
up were birds that she had to hunt for (dead bird). She was a little
slow in finding them, but I think she was really tired from lack
of sleep in a strange place."
a couple of occasions the birds were not dead and she had a blast
flushing them and then pouncing on them when they hit the ground
again. The hunting was pretty quick as dove hunting usually is,
so there were not many birds that I could shoot, have her mark and
then fetch but the couple that she did see she ran to right away
and retrieved without fail."
think she finally put this whole thing together and had fun. On
a couple of occasions she got over-zealous and took the birds back
out of my hand after I got them away from her. She wanted to play
which was alright with me."
"I think the most amazing thing about all of this was the fact
that I forgot her collar at home! She did all of this without any
electric help. How amazing is that?"
"Anyway, I wanted to thank you for all the time and energy
you put into her. I had a blast working with her this hunt and am
excited to get out there with her again."
cannot express my gratitude toward the in-home training session
we had last night. It was by far the best training session I have
ever had with one of my dogs. After you left we worked with the
basic commands and then kennel."
morning Blue is more willing than EVER to work with me and do exactly
what I say with an almost immediate response. It is amazing what
you can get by doing repetition work. Now bed and kennel
is as simple as saying the command.
have done wonders with the three dogs you have trained for us.
Pickles has to be the most willing-to-please dog I have ever owned.
Having you train him at such a young age has made a big difference.
It is remarkable what you can do with a young dog if it is given
the opportunity to learn."
felt like I needed to give you another Thank You! Have a good week."
Golden 'Wilson' is a member of the family. I called [Laura] and
told her after a couple of weeks of training that I thought she
gave me the wrong dog back (kidding her). Of course she denied doing
so. He was returned as a very obedient and pleasant dog to be with
and he has remained well trained without much additional work with
remain very impressed with Laura's work. 'Wilson' is a great member
of my family and we all enjoy having him with us. We have few issues
did very well on her first bird hunt. I however didn't do as good.
Anyway, she did great on the birds that I shot. She even held at
heel and didn't break. I still have to coordinate myself to help
her on the stay."
had a buddy shoot a bird that he couldn't find and he asked if Kate
could help. I took her over there, told her to hunt it up, and turned
to talk to Terry. The next thing we see is Kate at heel with the
dove in her mouth. WHAT A GREAT DOG!!!! I haven't worked as much
as I wanted to in the yard but she is still eager and willing."
Laura. Katy got 3rd place on Saturday and FIRST PLACE on Sunday!"
Lander was very impressed with your work. He had nothing but good
things to say."
you... I rave about your work. 'Radar' is the best dog. By the way,
'Radar' is great. Growing like a champ. No more bowel probs. Sleeps
in the crate every night, quietly. Has only occasional accidents
in the house...but more our fault than his. He does scratch at the
door to go out to "potty" now though. It is GREAT!!! He
is still a puppy and gets a little over excited but that is normal
and as he matures he will calm a bit."
love him dearly."
felt my Boykin Spaniel 'Cocoa' was hopeless. The last dove hunt
with her was disasterous; my friend Kay was with me."
of frustration, on the way home from the hunt, I dropped her off
at Furrst Place for training. She was returned to me an obedient,
"My friend, Kay, and I were hunting with her this past dove
season and a dove was shot across two fence rows of bramble and
briars and landed over 100 yards away."
response was "don't even bother sending her - she can't find
that bird." Well, I sent her any way. She was lost to my vision
almost immediately so I couldn't handle or help her - so, I just
and behold, here she comes pushing through the briars with bird
in mouth. Kay's retort: "We'll I'll be d*****. I am truly amazed
that Cocoa is now a true "bird dog."
far, she has not left one bird in the field! "
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