Monthly Archives: March 2016

Elvis awarded Asti’s Compassion Trophy

So proud of our big boy Elvis for being awarded this year’s Asti’s Compassion Trophy by the Spinone Club of America (SCOA). This award is presented each year “In recognition of the Spinone demonstrating superior performance as a therapy dog”. We … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!

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Elettra’s Junior Hunt tests

Elettra hasn’t tested in 3 years and I wanted her to pass another Junior Hunt Test before entering her in Senior. It was a tough weekend for her since the temperatures there were 30 degrees warmer than at home and her tests … Continue reading

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Doc’s Senior Hunt tests

Doc’s Senior test 1 – The kid’s not yet 4 years old but you wouldn’t know it by the way he hunts. Doc ran a very nice test but didn’t find a bird, and once again a brace mate was disqualified; yet he … Continue reading

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Mia’s Senior Hunt tests

Mia’s Senior test 1 – Mia ran an absolutely flawless Senior Hunt Test but didn’t pass because of the dreaded Hunting category. She was braced with a German Shorthair whom she honored beautifully – and no, I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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The end of testing?

I’ve always said that the main reasons I test my dogs are: 1- hunt tests are like seminars from which I can learn, and 2- they give me a way to gauge how well I train; I also enjoy the … Continue reading

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Therapy Wednesday

We have something going on every weekend this month so I took Wednesday off from work to do my therapy visits. I took Sophie to visit the Veterans home and stopped to take a picture of this mural painted on … Continue reading

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Final tuneup

I’m going to be handling Doc, Mia and Elettra in next week’s double-double hunt tests, so this weekend was their final tuneup. Testing three dogs in two days will certainly keep me busy, so hopefully the bracings will be favorable. … Continue reading

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Winterdance and the Iditarod

At the posting of this blog, you have 17 hours for the start of the 2016 Iditarod. I’ve nearly finished reading Gary Paulson’s book, Winterdance: the Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod, and tomorrow (March 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. … Continue reading

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