Monthly Archives: September 2017
Voodoo had an EXCELLENT weekend at the huge, 4 day, Eukanuba Dog Sports event this past weekend! He earned a total of 7 titles!!!
Dock diving Elite (for dogs jumping over 24′)
FastCAT BCAT (over 150 points determined by mph)
Nose work: interior, exterior, containers, and buried which earned him his nose work Novice title!
He also qualified for the championship rounds in dock diving and FastCAT but we had to opt out. I felt he had done enough of those sports and didn’t want to push it. Plus, he’s still at the short end of Elite (biggest jump this weekend: 25′ 1″) and he would have been competing against the dog that has ranked the highest in the nation (Shelby) and he’s not in that league (yet) 🙂 He only needed one Elite Q, so I only had him do 1 splash per day.
You would think that might have worn him out, but no. He was just as energetic and eager to work (play, for him) on Sunday at the awards ceremony as he was on day one! Even more so because he found out about FastCAT (straight line 100 yard dash chasing a lure coursing lure) at this event and I think he has a new obsession. LOL His fastest time was 7.47 sec which is almost 28 mph! So he was able to earn the BCAT title in just 6 runs!
I haven’t updated since July! Sorry. I have mostly just been updating his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GeniusPuppy/ So if you want more timely updates, just ask to join his page and let me know you found it from his blog.
Here are some photos I took for the weekly challenge group:
Last week’s photo challenge was “Fairy Tale”. This one was fun! Photo of Voodoo was taken today, other elements added as layers. Voodoo says “I found dis slipper…”
Voodoo had his preliminary X-rays of elbows and hips this morning. He slept it off in bed for most of the day 🙂 Vet said X-rays look good. Growth plates are confirmed closed. Elbows and hips
Sleepy boys at a hotel and Voodoo chillin on the couch in his favorite pose
On Aug 12th Voodoo met up with his full brother Brooks at the barn hunt trial. It was a pleasure chatting with his mom Nicole! V on the left and B on the right. Voodoo had the same issues as all but one dog in trial one and hit on litter within about 10 sec. But on trial 2 he got first place and high in class with a run time of 3 min. even. Such a good boy! We will try again tomorrow.
He’s been working on learning agility equipment and a few progress videos are posted on my Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/scoutdogs/videos There is also a nosework practice I got on video and some that were just for fun.
He is only 4 Qs away from his RATCHX2 now! And he had a great weekend dock diving! He’s now jumping in the Elite division with a personal best of 24′ 10″! He is also only 1 jump away from his Elite title and one jump away from his air retrieve title.
We are keeping busy and he is entered in the Eukanuba event in a couple weeks and will be doing nosework, dock diving and fastcat. If all goes well, he may get some new titles at that event!