Sunset Goldens

Quality Golden Retrievers Bred For Health, Temperament, And Ability



Posted on May 29, 2015 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Butter I could type for hours about and still not say enough things. She is perfect... to me. And, usually to those that meet her. She is beautiful and smart. Her mom is Shasta, she is a full sister to Boo the Service Dog. She is really what I think anyone who wanted the ultimate pet would look for. She is happy playing and also relaxing. I don't want to repeat what has already been said about her... She is a show Champion and has already earned her CGC, but I had stopped training with her until the past few weeks. She seemed bored with it until recently. So I am hoping her blog area will talk about motivating a calm dog and getting attention at dog shows and high stress places. I'd really love for her to earn an AKC Rally Title and maybe a Beginner Novice Obedience Title.

Post 23 from old blog

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Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 10:36 AM

Quarter is fabulous! On 10/30/11 she earned her Beginner Novice Obedience title! Its her second title in 3 months so now we will be

working on off leash so we can do Novice Obedience in January. The only shocking thing is that on Sunday, she was very concerned about the judge while doing her heal pattern. So much so that it was hard for her to focus during that. Everything else about her 3rd leg was spot on. I'm still concerned about her "come" command. Not sure she really knows it. However, she has never failed me in the ring with it, but still its bound to surface at some point.

Up next we will work on Jumping, weave poles, and heal off leash.



Post 22 from old blog

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Beginner Novice

Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 7:44 AM

Quarter also has been on a training break, but was so awesome yesterday! She earned the 2nd leg of her Beginner Novice Obedience title with a score of 198!

The disturbing problem to yesterday was my fault. I am never prepared for a run off. A run off is used to determine who places higher in the event of a tie score. Well, this is Quarter's 2nd time in the class, and her 2nd run off. Each time we have been the first dog back in the ring with like 0 warning! So frutstrating!!! I get called in immediately and the 2nd dog warms up while I'm stuck in the ring doing my pattern.

Honestly, once my dog has gone through the ring the first time, I relax. If it's a qualified score, I'm happy. The dog and I both relax.

Today, as we attempt the final leg, I am thinking I will warm my dog back up before the last dog finishes in an attempt to be ready JUST IN CASE we have to re-enter :)

post 13 from old blog

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Canby Show 2011d

trisha: Posted on Wednesday, June 08, 2011 9:11 AM

Well, I didn't intend on being this busy. And, the point of this show was supposed to get Sonic started on Conformation. I have somehow failed miserably at that since I am now entered in 11 classes over 2 days and only 1 of them is a Conformation class for Sonic :( Guess its easy to tell what I like to do! Promise is going to hopefully earn (again) her AKC RALLY EXCELLENT title. I have Quarter back home for a month, so I've put her in Rally Novice. Pebbles is in Rally Novice. Sonic is entered into Conformation Saturday and 1 Rally Novice class on Saturday just because I thought I'd be bored. I should have thought this through better! I feel very confident that Promise and Quarter will do just fine. Pebbles and Sonic are just so young, but I really want to get them in for some practice. So I'm more hoping that we get some positives out of each time in the ring than a qualifying score. Though, that is a goal/bonus at the same time. I'm looking forward to 2 very focused weeks of training!!!

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ose City Classic

Trisha: Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 11:00 AM

Well, it really was a great show for Promise and I. She did absolutely great with only 1 tiny setback. The goal at the show was to finish off a Beginner novice and Novice Obedience title.

On the first day, she won her first leg of her novice obedience and then followed up by finishing up her Beg. Novice title.

The second day, she finished 2nd in Novice Obedience, but with a score that was 6pts better than the first day!

On the third day:(... She did not qualify. I was so Bummed!!! This was the first time she had not in any class. Our fault on this was in doing the Recall exercise. I asked to to sit. Then stay. Apparently, we miscommunicated and thought my signal was to stand. Instead of leaving her standing and doing the recall from that, I asked her to sit again... and stay. Therefore I gave her a double command :(

Everything else on that day was really great! And the parts that I was most nervous about (stays) went wonderfully!

So, moral of the story? We have one more leg for our Novice Obedience Title and will try to finish that, as well as our Rally Excellent title at the AKC show coming up in Albany next month.

Heal position for her was really wonderful most of the weekend and that has been a struggle. Certainly, it was a very hard place for her to focus being as busy as it was. But she did great. We need to work on distance between her and I though. There is too much!

post 8 from old blog

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el position.... sigh....

trisha: Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:53 AM

Before I start this, just let me say that Promise is fantastic. But man heel position is still eluding us! Consistently at least. 2 weeks ago we had the best training day. I was ecstatic and thought we finally solved it, but this past Friday, heel was in the same place. One foot to far in front of me. Come on dog, we got inches to work with!!!

Next up for us is the Chris Bach seminar on Dec. 4. We have a working spot so we'll see how that goes. I went last year just to watch so hopefully I can learn even more this year :) But still a little nervous that it will still seem like she is speaking jibberish.

So, the fingers are crossed both for me and promise, and for the Beavers!!!

Can you believe this was scheduled on the same day as the Civil War?