The true way
to render ourselves happy is to love our work
and find in it our pleasure.
~ Francoise de Motteville
has proven himself to be a very versatile and
worker who is always up for trying something new!
Thank you to
Paul Wright for the photos of Yngo on the Schutzhund and Tracking fields
and Jim Garvie
for the photo of Yngo at the ARC National (Below)
Yngo has been
successful in several venues.
He is shown,
above, passing his AKC Tracking Dog title at the 2004 ARC National Specialty.
completed his CKC CD and CDX titles with placements, including an
Open A first to finish his CDX.
He also earned his
AKC CDX title, with an Open A first and a third!
earns the AKC TDX title at the 2006 MRC Spring Test!!!
Tracking is work
for Yngo. The rest is just fun fun fun!
In fact, Yngo
isn't always the highest scoring dog in the trials, but he is nearly
always the most enjoyable to watch!
Yngo does have one favorite sport though...
Yngo is our "learning"
dog in the sport of Schutzhund.
We are proud to say that Yngo has
been trained using motivational methods.
Training went well and Mike and
Yngo earned the
SchI title on their very first try, going High Scoring SchI
with scores of
90-80-94 "a". They earned their SchII on their first
try as well. Things indeed seemed to be going well...
Yngo on the Schutzhund field taught us something very important...
Don't try to push
a dog before he's ready (Hey, we all have to learn some things the
We struggled a bit
at the Sch3 level, but Mike and Yngo were determined!
We're pleased to
announce that they did earn their Sch3 title on October 23rd, 2004!!!
*A special Thank
You to Owen Tober and all of the members of the Schutzhund Club of Buffalo
and the GSWDC of
Western NY for their continued support. Without you, we would
not have earned this title.
*Thank you also to
Thomas Schaaf & Larry Bzdon for your ongoing help and encouragement.
Without each of
you, we'd never have even gotten started...
Yes, this is a
photo of him "outing" after the courage test. I'm not
sure who was happier...Owen or Mike!
photos from two of Yngo's trials. One failed Sch3 attempt, and
Thank you to Paul
Wright for these photos.
Yngo's strong suit, but he tries hard and has passed his track at
every trial thus far.
A beautiful day
for his Schutzhund 3 track!
Checking in for
obedience... oh yeah...it's OFF lead in Sch3!
Hey, did you
notice that there's a crowd watching me???
In the Group
Thank goodness the
boring heeling is over with...Nothing beats retrieving!
Over the wall with ease!
Wahoo! The A
frame is even more fun
AND it looks like
someone forgot to raise it from training, so I'll go super fast!
Look out, here I come!
If Mike looks a
bit "tense", it's from being hit with that dumbell one too
Yngo does give the
dumbell up now though!
The long down that
Yngo is famous for. Heck, at least he's confident out there!
(and it really
makes the crowd laugh!)
Points off for the
long down??? Aw c'mon!
As usual, he
blinds...they make it look so easy haha.
What we thought
would be Yngo's worse excercise is his best... Fuss out of the Blind.
It's just dawning
on Mike that he's passed his Sch3!
causes some men to break; others to break records."
-William A Ward