Samuel Jerome and Richnightder

Samuel Jerome and Richnightder
Our boys in Haiti

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Going to the dogs

Kitty and Bunny, our 11 month old Rottweilers have both now earned their Canine Good Citizen's titles. This is a big feat, for both them and us. It's a lot of work and along the way, we've made some cool new friends thru the Bismarck Kennel Club. I have also now learned how to do ring steward duties, gate steward duties and table steward stuff at AKC shows all the while feeling completely inferior and incompetent. Nuff said about that.

Anyhow, on Monday we head back to dog class to get their pictures taken and bring their AKC papers so their new titles can be added. See this is big stuff. Now we work forward towards getting their Companion Dog title (CD) which is really tough to get and after that, I would like to do therapy dog work with them. I did that in the past with our previous Rottweilers and I enjoyed it very much and it gave people a chance to see that not all Rottweilers are flesh-eating baby killers.

Richnigthder is outside riding my horse, Tommy. This kid is fearless and an over-achiever. He is riding Tommy bareback and trying to take him over some low jumps. So far, he's stayed on, but if he falls off, he's wearing a helmet, so it's all good....mostly. I'm heading outside now to kick the kid off my horse, throw on the English saddle and go on a slow, solitary ride. Just the horse, me, the sunshine and the hawks over head for company! Later!

4 comments:

Kristi said...

Ahh! That sounds delightful. I need to find something I can do alone and I need to do it!! :-)

Julie said...

Lovely news about the dogs and the ride!

Patty said...

That's s great that your pups got the CGC! I love training too & have earned CGC & TDI so far. Fun!

Sarah & Crew said...

Awesome job with the dogs! As someone who still cannot get the damned Papillon fully housebroken, I am in mega-awe of your dog training skills and dedication. Enjoy!