2016 Year end and Competition Student Awards

Message from Janice

Pounce with Ribbons 2016Lâle Aksu hosted a rally match for her students and 3 fully licensed Caro rally trials, open to all, well done Lâle!  Maureen Murray hosted a TNT Student match to help prepare our students for the spring trials, it was a huge success.  I hosted numerous Interactive Drop in sessions, my annual summer camp, Lindsey Sommer and Forrest Micke seminars, all were filled to capacity.  If you haven’t attended the seminars that come to TNT I highly recommend you do.  It is a rare opportunity to work with some of the best in their field and to learn new techniques.  My summer camp is also open to students at TNT, again highly recommended if you are not already taking classes with me.  This year I have 5 participants coming from California, 2 from Manitoba, 1 from Saskatoon, 1 from Wisconsin, 1 from Victoria, 5 from Washington and 6 from BC.   It will be fun meeting all these new participants from so many different areas of Canada and the United States.

I really enjoyed 2016.   I started it off in January with a drive to California with my 3 wonderful dogs, Remi, Pounce and Sparks.  The reason for our trip was to go and train one on one with Michael Ellis.  As Michael no longer does private lessons, I was very honoured he agreed to work with me.   The new skills I learnt I have shared with my students,  and those that attend my summer camp & seminars.   We hit the California and Oregon Coast along the way home for a much needed ocean beach vacation.  The dogs had a great time running on the beach.

I was not home for long, then flew to Reno, NV for my 4th Clicker Expo.  Jane Eskuri also attended and as always, I loved Clicker Expo.  I will be attending again this January and it will be held in Portland, Oregon.   I flew to New Jersey in April to audit a 4 day camp given by 2 top US trainers / instructors / competitors.  Along with attending other seminars through out the year and a 5 day camp with the great Sylvia Bishop in September.

I am always updating my skills and adding in new training techniques and ideas.   I believe in progressive training and not relying on only my skills from the past but also adopting new ones.  I was consumed through out 2016 travelling to different areas to where I had been invited to give seminars.  I am booked solid through out 2017, and have had to turn down numerous requests.

I was also kept busy (when not running my full time business which is a 24/7 commitment) training and competing with my dogs in both competition obedience and hunt tests.  In the hunt test department Remi completed his Master title and is nearing his Grand Master title.  Pounce completed her Master title and is well on her way to a Grand Master.  Sparks at under 1 year old earned his JH title and went on to earn his first two Senior Hunter legs before the season ended.    In the obedience department Remi became #8 Labrador Retriever in the USA (with limited showing) and was invited to the Obedience Classic in Florida and to the National Invitational to be held in March in Oklahoma.  Remi really turned up the heat in the Fall winning numerous CKC/AKC High in Trials and High Combined, including 199 scores consistently.  Pounce completed her CDX title and finished the year by earning her AKC UD title with a High in Trial and her first points towards her AKC OTCH title, very exciting!    Remi is 4 years old, Pounce 3 years old and Sparks now 15 months old.

Pounce winning HIT with a 199 and Remi High Combined in WA 2016I cherish & love my dogs with all my heart and soul.  Training and competing continues to strengthen our close bond and trusting relationship.    We had a very scary situation with Remi 4 weeks ago.  He bloated, technically called Gastric Dilation Volvulus.   It was a life and death situation.  He was rushed to the Langley Emergency clinic where they determined his stomach had twisted 360 degrees.  Once that happens the blood is unable to flow to the organs and action must be taken immediately.  We caught it just in time and Dr. Nadine Korman saved Remi’s life.  Remi is now nearly fully recovered, so very thankful.

I wish everyone a safe, healthy, happy and joyful New Year.

Happy Training

Janice Gunn

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to see the awards and titles earned by that instructors students

Lâle Aksu
Lori Little
Linda Moran
Maureen Murray
Other

Lâle Aksu 

Top Student:

Christy Cameron with Quinn American Staffordshire Terrier

Most Improved Student:

Evelyn Seto with Marty Cavalier King Spaniel

Titles earned by Rally Students

Lisa Aarnsteinsen with Angel Chihuahua achieved his CARO Rally Novice title and
Reina Chihuahua earned 2 Qualifying Scores to her CARO Rally Novice and achieved her Agility Dog of Canada title

Shelley Anderson with Takoda Polish Lowland Sheepdog achieved his CKC Rally Advanced Title, CARO Rally Advanced Title and his CARO Novice Team title. He also earned two qualifying rounds towards his CARO Rally Excellent title. He earned these titles with many High in Classes. In Addition he achieved his Nosework level 1and 2 titles and earned his Master Agility Standard, Jumpers and Snooker Dog of Canada.

Christy Cameron with Quinn American Staffordshire Terrier achieved his CKC Rally Novice title, CARO Rally Advanced title, and his CARO Rally Novice Team title. He also earned two Qualifying scores towards his CARO Excellent. He achieved these titles with almost all High in Classes. In addition, he also achieved his Oder Recognition Tests for Birch, Anise and Clove.

Ann Copeland with Ruby Rose Brittany Spaniel earned her second qualifying round towards her CARO Rally Novice Team. In addition, Ruby earned her Noswork Level 2 title, earned her Double Odour title in the K9ABC Scent Games, earned her Level 2 in SDDA (Scent) and Level 1 in Cwags (Level 1).

Anette Casper with Maisie Golden Retriever achieved her CKC Rally Novice title with very nice scores 97,99,97 with al High In Classes. In addition, Maisie earned her Senior Hunter.

Susanne Gourlie with Spirit Labrador Retriever achieved his CKC Rally Excellent. He earned this title with very nice scores and High In Classes.

Deborah Innes with Hunter Shetland Sheepdog achieved his CKC Rally Novice Title and his CARO Rally Novice title. He earned his titles with High In Classes. In addition, Hunter earned Scent titles. In SDDA he earned his Level 2 and in Cwags his Level 3.

Stephanie Krenbrick with Sully Border Collie earned one Qualifying round towards his CARO Rally Novice and CARO Rally Novice Team title. He also started competing in Agility and his having Fun at Matches right now.

Leila Kullar with Raleigh AussieXBC earned 2 Qualifying Rounds towards his CKC Rally Novice title. He also earned 2 Qualifying Rounds towards his CARO Rally Advanced Team Title. In addition, Ragleigh earned his Double Oder title in the ABC Nosework Games.

Leanne Little with Ali Vizla achieved her CKC Rally Advanced title (96,92,99) and her CKC Rally Excellent title (86,97,96). She achieved all these titles with many High In Classes. In addition, Ali also earned her CKC CD with High in classes. With Levi Shetland Sheepdog achieved his CKC Rally Novice title (94,96,98) and his CKC Rally Intermediate Title (97,98,96) with many High In Classes. With Deja Shetland Sheepdog is the cutest little Puppy that the Competition world has to look out for. Will see you in 2017.

Lori Lothian with Bella Pembroke Welsh Corgi achieved her CKC Rally Advanced title, CKC Rally Intermediate title and CARO Rally Advanced title. She also earned a Qualifying Round towards her CAR Rally Excellent. Bella achieved these titles with many High In Classes and perfect scores.

Bonnie MacLean with Nick Golden Retriever achieved his CKC Rally Intermediate He is now known as CH Invercroft’s In The Nick Of Time CD CGN CCA RN RI

Donna McStea with Breeze Labrador Retriever earned her first Qualifying round towards her CARO Rally Novice Title and her first round towards her CARO RALLY Novice Team title.

Irina Nast with Ajax Cane Corso achieved his CARO Rally Advanced title with really nice Scores and High In Classes.

Karen Peterson with Cruz Havanese earned his first Qualifying Round towards his CKC&CARO Rally Novice title. He earned very nice scores and was adored by the judges for his cuteness.

Mary Philpot with Murphy Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever achieved his CKC Rally Intermediate Title, CKC Rally Advanced title and two Qualifying rounds towards his CARO Rally Novice. Murphy also has become a Therapy Dog and is serving our Community. He is doing an excellent job!

Evelyn Seto with Marty Cavalier King Spaniel achieved his CARO Rally Novice title. He earned three Qualifying legs towards his CKC Rally Novice title but unfortunately under the same judge. In addition, Marty plays in agility and earned A Master Snooker Q.

Christian Shalaby with Kasper Australian Shepherd achieved his CARO Rally Novice Title, CARO Rally Advanced title and two Qualifying rounds towards his CARO Rally Excellent. He achieved this in one weekend and with almost all High In Classes and perfect scores. In addition, Kasper plays in Agility smoking fast and always all in.

Laura Smith with Riley Australian Shepherd achieved his CARO Rally Advanced title. In addition, riley started to paly in Agility and loves it!

Kelsi Warawa with Soleil Golden Retriever achieved her CKC Rally Novice title, CKC Rally Intermediate title, and CKC Rally Advanced title. She earned these titles with many High In Classes and beautiful scores.

Janet Winch with Christopher Shetland Sheepdog achieved his CKC Rally Novice title with very nice scores 98,99, and 2×100 and High In Classes.

Lori Little & Sharon Cameron

Lori Little

Top Student

Sharon Cameron with Maisie Miniature Schnauzer

Most Improved

Sharon Hope with Raine Golden Retriever

Titles earned by Lori’s Students

Sharon Cameron with Maisie, Miniature Schnauzer, earned some additional “Open B’s” and CKC RAE with several High in Classes, completed her   CARO versatility  CRV CL (cum laude) and earned a C-Stream silver award ( 10 scores over 190). Maise earned a high in Class at the Dumbbell trial in the veterans class. In Scent Hurdling she earned her SHDCH and in agility earned a SGDC (Started Games Dog Canada).

Wendi Daeshsel with Pippa, Belgian Terveren “Teseko Princess Pippa” earned her CD & CGN

Heather Hay with Olive Flat Coated Retriever “Can / Am Ch. Eagleton Corks aPoppin CD” earned their CD, with Fred, Flat Coated Retriever,”Ch. Swiftwater the Steadfast Fool” earned his Canadian Championship.

Sharon Hope with Raine, Golden Retriever, “Skyriver’s Stormy Weather PCD, CGN” earned 1 leg towards their CD.

Linda Moran and Darlene Archer

Linda Moran

Most Improved Student 

 

Darlene Archer with Chanel Miniature Poodle.
Maureen Murray with Stephanie Halse and Teri Schram

Maureen Murray

Most Outstanding Student

Stephanie Halse

Most Improved Student

Terri Schram

 

Titles / Awards Earned By Maureen’s Competition Students

PINS/TITLES CKC:

            PRE-CD:

  • Krista Wendland & Colt (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever)
  • Lale Aksu & Lumen (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever)
  • Margaret Gaull & Tally (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever)
  • Janet Winch & Christopher (Shetland Sheepdog)

CD:

  • Joanne White & Mica (Labrador Retriever)
  • Lale Aksu & Lumen– 1 HIC
  • Gail Blanchet & Peter (Standard Poodle)
  • Margaret Jezek & Kismet (Bernese Mountain Dog)
  • Sandra McKellar & Jewels (Bernese Mountain Dog)
  • Stephanie Halse & Jester (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever)

CDX:

  • Joan Strick & Poet (Shetland Sheepdog) – 2 HIC
  • Maureen Murray & Brewster (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)

TITLES AKC:

CD:

Steve Hall & Winston (English Springer Spaniel)

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN OBEDIENCE:

CGN:

Joanne White & Mica (Labrador Retriever)

HIGH IN TRIALS:

  • Gail Bradshaw & Reina (English Cocker Spaniel)
  • Maureen Murray & Chipper (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
  • Maureen Murray & Brewster (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)


CONFORMATION:

  • Judi Dunlop and Chai (Golden Retriever) finished their CKC Grand Championship
  • Krista Wendland and Colt (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) received a Group 4 at Tyee Kennel Club in May
  • Lale Aksu and Qiss (Manchester Terrier) finished their CKC Championship with another Group 3 Placement and several BOB
  • Stephanie Halse’s Jester (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) got his American Grand Championship and his IABCA National and Honours Championship
  • Maureen Murray and Brewster (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) finished their AKC Grand Championship with a Group 4 over 167 dogs.


RALLY:

RN:

  • Krista Wendland & Colt (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) – 2 HIC – High Scoring TNT Student
  • Margaret Gaull & Tally (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever)
  • Janet Winch & Christopher (Shetland Sheepdog)
  • Stephanie Halse & Jester (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever)

RI:

  • Bonnie McLean & Nick (Golden Retriever)
  • Jan Burghardt & Starbucks (Yorkshire Terrier)

RA:

  • Lale Aksu & Lumen (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever)
  • Lale Aksu & Qiss (Manchester Terrier)
  • Jan Burghardt & Starbucks (Yorkshire Terrier)

RE:

  • Lale Aksu & Lumen (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever)
  • Lale Aksu & Qiss (Manchester Terrier)
  • Jan Burghardt & Starbucks (Yorkshire Terrier)

TOP OBEDIENCE DOGS:

  • Gail Bradshaw & Reina – #2 English Cocker
  • Heidi Martin & Stryker – #1 Staffordshire Bull Terrier – #5 Terrier
  • Maureen Murray & Chipper – #1 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – #4 Toy
  • Maureen Murray & Brewster – #2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – #5 Toy

MULTI-MULTI TALENTED DOGS:

  • Krista Wendland and Colt (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) achieved their CKC Working Certificate Intermediate and Working Certificate Excellent and passed 3 legs to his Senior Hunter title before the last test was cancelled due to the “Non-storm” – AKC Working Certificate Intermediate
  • Judi Dunlop’s Chai (Golden Retriever) achieved their Scent Hurdling Title and Working Certificate Excellent
  • Joan Strick’s Poet (Shetland Sheepdog) got two AAC titles – ADC Agility Dog of Canada and SGCD Starters Games Dog of Canada
  • Joanne White’s Mica (Labrador Retriever) completed their WC.  Mica and Joanne did demo’s of hunt/retrieving and agility at this year’s Aldergrove Fair and SPCA Paws for a Cause. They will also be in the Aldergrove Christmas Parade on December 10th.
  • Gail Bradshaw’s Reina (English Cocker) got 2 scent hurdling titles this year – SHD & SHDX
  • Margaret Jezek & Kismet (Bernese Mountain Dog) got their CKC DD (Drafting Dog)


Other TNT Students

Linda Moran with  Kimber AKA  “Kasomor’s Pop ‘Em N Drop ‘Em SH WCX” Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever earned her Senior Hunter, Working Certificate Intermediate and Working Certificate Excellent titles in 2016

Mary Jay Douglas and Cappie   “CKC Ch Spring Fever Night Cap CDX, ASCA CDX, AKC CD” Australian Shepherd  –  Cappy and I have had a great year. He finished his CD in three registries, CKC, AKC and ASCA and he got his CKC championship and Open titles in CKC and ASCA. He was high in class for all his open legs and his novice legs in AKC and ASCA. I can remember he was high in class for at least two of his novice legs in CKC and might have been high in all three of them. I can’t quite remember. Along the way he achieved one CKC HIT,  at least Three ASCA HITS and he tied for two HITS in AKC. Whew.

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