Turbo, our 13 year old Border Collie loves life and, following a very successful agility career, now enjoys an active retirement. He is a joy to own and has always loved to train. Take a look at our Facebook page or YouTube channel to see Turbo in action. Great memories of some of his super fun runs.
Taco, one of our Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, decided that he really does love just that – being a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Taco is quite a character at home. He loves his clicker tricks and will do anything for a treat. However, he decided to leave the agility to those who really love it.
Another super talented Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. As her name suggests, Ty is both Tiny and like a mini stick of Dynamite! Ty began her agility career in fine style, winning all 6 of her debut runs and quickly climbing the ladder, qualifying into the AKC Excellent Level.
Unfortunately, her agility career was cut short when Lynne discovered that Ty had a slipping patella, which would only worsen if she continued to run and jump.
Not to be deterred, Ty continues to love training and was Lynne’s fabulous partner, helping her to gain top marks in her Karen Pryor Academy certification examination.
True is now fifteen years old, a wonderful age for a happy healthy Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She was my KPA dog which means that she was the dog I worked along side as I perfected my clicker training techniques for my Karen Pryor Academy certification. She also has her Masters and Excellent Agility titles though it is several years now since she competed. She still loves to go for walks and enjoys showing off her tricks. She has gradually lost her hearing over the years but is still able, and more than willing to perform a little for guests and just for fun. She won’t be left out when everyone else is training. A testament to how much dogs can enjoy training with positive reinforcement based methods. You will see her run through several of her favorite things in the video from her fourteenth birthday below.
Luna is our super smart, loving Australian Shepherd Dog. She came to live with us in the fall of 2011 as a re-home from a family with young children. She LOVES children LOL. but her energetic personality and propensity to turn helicopter cartwheels in the air when she is really happy maybe aren’t the best match for a young family, at least not without a lot of management and follow up training in place. These days she is a joy to share our home with and helpful to boot, as you will see from the video. She is an ATA (American Treibball Association) Champion and was the third dog in the U.S. to earn that title. She loves to play agility and is working on her obedience skills. A wonderful demo. dog for my classes.
Our beautiful, super talented Border Collie whose agility career was also cruelly cut short by a twist of fate. Issues with her sight and depth perception caused her to crash into jumps and, as a result, become very cautious when jumping at speed. One thing Bizzy does know about is speed! For Bizzy’s safety, we decided that an agility career was not to be. Bizzy currently loves helping me to make videos for our online classes and playing on our agility field at home with very low jumps on most of our daily walks. She told me she doesn’t miss the stress of the trials one bit!
Fluke is one of our adorable little rescue dogs. He is a small mixed breed who was pretty scared of a lot in this world when we first met him. With lots of patience, love and plenty of fun training games, Fluke is also a star in many of our online course videos now.
Copper, the last addition to our family, also came to us as his second home. Copper is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who was much loved, but too energetic for his original family. We can only thank them sincerely for allowing us to give him his forever home with us. He loves life and learns incredibly quickly if there is a treat to be earned. He also stars in many of our online training videos and thoroughly enjoys playing agility games with me at home. After all that, his next favorite activity is sleeping on any lap that will sit still long enough!
With only one day to live before her scheduled euthanasia, Cheyenne, (an eighteen month old GSD.) came to us via an e-mail from the humane society, innocently opened by Kevin at work. Since her arrival at DogLogic, when she had little idea that the name on her collar belonged to her, she has proven herself to have both beauty and brains. She enjoys agility, learning tricks, going for long walks and searching for things I have dropped along the way. Cheyenne’s most challenging task is to make up for her lack of socialization with other animals. We spend any spare moments taking her out to meet other dogs, people, noises and situations. I particularly enjoy our trips to Starbucks and the Wal Mart parking lot. She is a great teacher and has already helped me to help quite a few owners with dogs in her situation. Agility competition is in the five year plan, never say never.
And waiting at the Rainbow Bridge and in our hearts forever are:
- Brandy (CKCS) – Our first pet. Thank you for introducing us to the wonderful world of dogs.
- Misty (Belgian Tervueren) – My Working Trials Princess.
- Blitz (Belgian Tervueren) – My Working Trials Prince.
- Chase (CKCS) – Pete’s first agility partner.
- Jet (CKCS) – (Quiz’s mum) Thank you for making me aspire to be a better handler. Because of you, I am where I am today.
- Nicson (CKCS) (Quiz’s brother) Pete’s World Championship Partner.
- Scratch (B/C) We rescued you and you taught us so much. Another agility partner for Pete.
- Chess (B/C) (Turbo’s uncle) Lynne’s wonderful agility partner.
- Quiz (CKCS) and Lynne’s very special agility partner, taking her to the very top of agility, including World Championships in 2003 / 2004
- Trio (CKCS) Loving family pet, loved life, walks and sleeping on the sofa.
- Tess (CKCS) Karen’s loving agility partner for many years – and sister of Quiz.
- Tag (WSD) Another rescue who taught us a lot – regularly gave Karen a run for her money in the agility ring.