Puppy Raising Helaine was asked to come to Sunday's Fair events (Evaluation, Control, Agility, Confirmation). Our Contract Trainer knew that she had years (decades perhaps) of 4H dog experience, Guide Dogs Puppy Raising experience, and now Canine Companions Puppy Raising experience ... and the point was for her to learn the ropes of Judging for the green light to Judge next year.
Monday, August 26, 2013
One of the perks of our Canine Companions for Independence Chapter is that the littles 18 and under can go to a 4H class with their puppy (outside of a regular class made up of adults raisers). The 4H club is made of Puppy Raisers and Graduates of Canine Companions, the Co-Leaders are the Contract Trainer for our Region with her sister and brother-in-law. It is a fantastic set-up and the members and families are beyond incredible.
(Side note - both kids showed Kolby this weekend, which meant that he was worked twice as much as any of the other dogs. I think if I were to do a redo, we would have flipped a coin and decided which kiddo was going to show Kolby in which event. He was really worked hard for his age over the two days).