As we enter spring, we thought it might be fun to look back at the winter highlights of our many members who participate in CPE trials!
Cocheco Valley’s Penelope (AKA Penny) began training at the SPCA in June 2016 and joined the club in January 2017. They entered their first CPE trial in August 2017. Penny earned her Level 1 CPE title over Thanksgiving weekend in 2017 and since then has competed in a few trials earning enough Q’s to put her halfway through level 2 including a completed CTL-2F (level 2 fun games enthusiast title)!
Penny with her Level 1 CPE Title Ribbon
Dexter has had a busy winter! He earned his Level 3 C.P.E. Title on 12/9/17! Congratulations Dexter!
Dexter – CPE Level 3 Title
Poco spent the winter racking up Q’s in level 2 after getting his Level 1 title! On the left he can be seen with his title ribbon and on the right with 3 Q’s from a trial in January in Standard, Wildcard and Colors. His brother Zeb is working hard in level 3 and earned many Q’s this winter including this Q and first in colors!
Pip started competing in CPE in the fall and has had a wonderful time playing in agility! Here’s Pip shooting out of a tunnel and with a L2 Jumpers 1st and Q from this winter!
Izzy went 4-for-4 with Q’s and 1st places in January in a CPE trial. But the real highlight may have been “seeing great friends and older friends I hadn’t seen in a while” noted Nadine (club member and Izzy’s favorite person/handler/owner)!
Izzy strutting her stuff on the dogwalk earlier in the fall at an agility camp!
NEAT members Amanda and Lauren spent some time at the USDAA Trial at All Dogs Gym in Manchester, NH on February 23 and 25.
Amanda and Norm had a wonderful time at their second USDAA trial and earned two firsts and a Q in P1 Jumpers! He spent some time posing with Amanda after the trial and said wow that jump is way too high for me!
Amanda and Norm celebrating after a fun day!
Lauren’s dog Dahli earned 3 Q’s in Intro including one in Snooker completing their Intro Snooker title. On Sunday they moved up to P1 and earned Q’s in Jumpers, Gamblers and Snooker – you can see a cool video of their gamble and snooker run on instagram (follow Dahli at @dahlithebc).
St. Martin’s Lola Cola got her first Q ever at TDAA in Tunnelers on the 18th! Way to go Lola!
Lola earned a nap after some hard work at TDDA!
NEAT club members gathered for the annual holiday party in January.
The Island Dog Crew hanging out during the event.
We had a good time with a yankee-swap of dog goodies, wonderful food, and a chance to try out the new weave poles the club got!
Pip patiently waiting while watching others test out the new weaves!
Nancy and Lauren went to the Addicted to Agility New Years NADAC trial and had a wonderful time!
Skipper had a weekend almost as big as the jump seen below and got his Outstanding Novice Jumpers title (5Qs), Novice Barrelers title, and his Novice Regular title and Qs in many other classes including tunnelers, chances, and intro weavers! You can see a video of Skipper in a jumpers run here.
Skipper jumps BIG!
It was Dahli and Lauren’s first time at a NADAC trial. They entered novice standard, jumpers, chances, touch n go, tunnelers, barrelers, and hoopers and intro weavers. They ended the weekend with 13 Q’s and a Novice Jumpers title.
Dahli sits waiting for a treat – she is much happier about that then all the silly pieces of fabric in front of her!