USDAA Trial in Amherst

This past weekend many members were present at the BARK USDAA trial in Amherst.

Here’s a few highlights:

Sandy and Jed earned a Gambler Q (#25 = Gambler Champion Silver), a Standard Q and a Pairs Q (Master’s Level).

Liz and Dexter earned a Q in P1 Pairs and Snooker in their second ever USDAA Trial!!!


Dexter showing off his 2 Q’s and 2 firsts!

Annie and Bonney got their 3rd Q in P1 Snooker earning their P1 Snooker title!


Bonney with her P1 Snooker Title Ribbon!

Lauren and Dahli got 4 Q’s in P1 Snooker, Jumpers, Gamblers, and Pairs (with Liz/Dexter).


Dahli was tuckered after 4 runs at the trial.

Amanda and Norm! got a Q in P1 jumpers – their second jumpers Q towards their P1 jumpers title!


“Only one more Q and I get my P1 jumpers title!” – Norm

Winter CPE Trial Highlights

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!