Congratulations to Joe Osmeloski!
As many of you know, this past weekend was my 2 day CPE JUDGING CLINIC. It was long and grueling but I made it through and my first set of STANDARD courses that we had to produce OVERNIGHT from Saturday to Sunday morning were well received and passed.
I now have 1 more step to complete, and that is designing a COMPLETE WEEKEND of courses, and once those are approved, I will be an official CPE Apprentice judge. It will probably take me a couple of weeks to complete. I am looking forward to judging all of you someday in a CPE show.
From Margaret Pough:
Many thanks to Kerry Boisvert and Mary Cummings. I had Avery entered in
the OKA Scent Work trial in Chittenango this weekend. My 10 day COVID period was over and I had been feeling better..... But on Friday began to feel crummy again with a fever, and figured I could not go.
Mary had to pull her Novice girl, since she came in season. So I asked her if she would try running Avery in Containers and Buried if Kerry could bring her to the trial on Sunday. Avery was entered in everything, but Mary was volunteering and I was so thankful that she would run her. She got her into one Interior run (on the way to containers) and she Q'd with a 3rd place, She Q'd in both Container runs, and when they finally got to buried, she Q's in both Buried runs, with a 2nd place in one. Containers and Buried were
the elements she needed. Avery completed those elements and that
completed her Scent Work Novice Title
Mary had never handled Avery before and I was not sure if Avery would concentrate. But she obviously did.
Thanks to Nancy for starting us on the Scent Work Journey, first with Pipit and now with Avery. So far Avery has been in two trial weekends - 12 for 12 the first weekend at DOTCORNY with 11 placements, and 5 for 5 with 2 placements this weekend with Mary handling her. And I can tell you that Avery works differently than Mary's beagles. All good, but different styles and indications.
I will let Kerry, Abby, and and Lynne do their own brags - and anyone else that was there.
With MANY THANKS to all my friends.
From Kerry Boisvert:
Tripp went to his first AKC trial - Scent Work. Quite an experience for a young lad.
2 novice titles with several placements
The best was an interior hide that he found in 4 sec. A first place.
He also had fun playing with his new friend - Argo the Mastiff - that is a combination.
From Lynne Anguish of Timlyn Farm:
I guess I will add my brags to the group of us that went to this trial (OKA Trial). First let me congratulate all our club members who went. We had a great weekend despite the heat and disorganization of the trial!
This was Omar’s first trial of any kind but he performed like a pro! He qualified in 16 of 16 runs and placed in 14 of them, including 3 firsts!! He started and finished all 4 Novice element titles to complete the Novice level. He was calm and focused all weekend. I am so thrilled with him! Then he came home and fell asleep in my lap, snoring like a sailor!
This was only possible because Nancy Almann did such a great job teaching and preparing us for this fun sport! So I am saving my kudos for her!!
From Karen Ann Netherton:
Finn and I were also at the OKA trial this past weekend. Everything Lynne said about the trial I totally agree with but we all survived!
So my guy was entered in 12 searches with 8 Qs and 6 placements. He earned his Excellent Buried and Exterior titles, earned one more Excellent Interior leg but his handler kept him from finishing his title🥴. There are more trials to come!
It was great spending time with the IDTC gang and watching the excitement when they did well. Cheers to all🥳🥳
And I would like to thank Nancy too!! 3- 1st and one 2nd in 4 buried searches are all credited to Nancy's practice sessions👍
Congratulations to the May 2022 CGC Graduates and many thanks to all who helped at the CGC Test.
Cornell and Ithaca College students are not the only ones graduating in May. There was a successful CGC class graduating this month from the IDTC site at the Mall.
Congratulations to the Spring 2022 CGC Puppy 2 Graduates.
Congratulations to the CGC Graduates and many thanks to all who helped at the CGC Test.
This was the first graduation in our new facility at the Mall! Shout out to:
Lisa and Rue for evaluating the test and providing graduation certificates.
Deb Bain for being the "dog separator".
Dawn Sedorus with her wonderful young "neutral" dog (who also got tested!)
Lynne Wilks who brought the food, before doing trick dog testing AND graduations at 7:15.
Linda Pacioretty helping with registrations and set up.
Karen Netherton who filled in as photographer
Varya Siegel, Kim Kline, Kelly Reitz also on "crowd duty and general help"
and Becky Robinson and Jean Bonasera for filling in the information gaps!
17th Season of IDTC Agility League ends with ON THE BARK SIDE come from behind win!
Rose with her and Frankie's winnings from Feb 13, 2022 CPE Trial
Graduates of the IDTC Beginner Agility Class (Fall 2021) make good at February 13, 2022 CPE Trials at Paws for Thought, Groton NY.
HOLLY (Submitted by Susan Morse. Photos by Robin Stawasz)
GCH, C-ATCH III Phantom Holly O’Honeycreek AKC – S.T.A.R., PT, BN, RN AX, AXJ, OF, CA, TKN, BCAT ASCA – RN, JS-O, GV-O CPE -CL1, CL2, CL3, CL4, CL5, CH in all classes Other WCE, WCM, ABMC - ROM I
JAM (Submitted by Susan Morse. Photos by Robin Stawasz)
CS-ATCH I Honeycreek Ice Jam AKC – CA, BCAT, DCAT, ACT1, ACT2, TKN, TKI, NA, NAJ, NAP, NAJP ASCA-J-N, R-N, G-N CPE – CL1, CL2, CL3, CL5 Other – WCE, WCM, WCX
Redness Toka (Submitted by Nancy Almann)
Congenitally deaf at birth, Toka excels at the sport of nose work. He is the first Akita to have earned AKC's master scent work titles including in containers, interiors, exteriors, buried and handler discrimination as well as the AKC's Scent Work Master title. He and his pack-mate Kiyo have been inducted into the Akita Club of America Hall of Fame for their success in the sport.
Toka loves Fast CATs, and also enjoys CPE agility, hiking and pack-hiking, rally, barn hunt, doing tricks and being very handsome.
ELT-CH ALCH Kumite Diamond's Willow Creek Kodotoka CAA ACT1 SWM SEEE SIAE SCAE SBNE SHDM CGCA CGCU BCAT TKA CSL1R CL1H UTD4000 UPD4000 L1E L2V L2C NW3-I NW3-V NW3-C NW3-E VAX5
Kiyo (Submitted by Nancy Almann)
Kiyo was born deaf. Despite this, like her pack-mate Toka, loves the sport of nose work. She is the first Akita and the first deaf dog to have earned NACSW's coveted NW3 title, and sniffed on to be the first deafie and the first Akita to garner NACSW's NW3 elite, Elite 1, Elite 2, Elite 3 and Elite Champion titles.
Kiyo is multi-talented, and is also Trick Dog Champion (Do More With Your Dog) and is the first Akita to have earned AKC's Trick Dog performer title. She earned her open barn hunt title with two High in Trials, and has titles in agility, rally, hiking, pack hiking, too.
ELT-CH TDCH ALCH Big Benz Willow Creek's Kiyomi FDC CA SWM SHDM RATO CGCA CGCU TKP RNX CSL1R PSD-SDN UTD5000 UPD5000 NW3C NW3E NW3V NW3I L1I L1C L2V VAX5
Graduates of the CGC class, March 2019, with their Canine Good Citizen certificates earned at the test at the final class of the session.
Some achievements of Club members and their dogs (a selection of the many)
From Deb Bain: At the Interclub competition held October 6, 2019, IDTC placed second. Team members (pictured) included Debbie Bell, Linda Pacioretty, Brenda Finnicum, Susan Morse, Deb Bain, Rue Chagoll, Lisa Mitchell, Kerry Boisvert, and Lucille Straub. A good time was had by all.
From Kathy Hildreth: Magic at 10 years old with his CPE title rosette for CT-atch, September 2019.