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Springwood District Dog Training Club Inc.

Bill & Marla’s Story I

was not going to put Bill and Marla’s story in for a few months as I had my story with Elsa in the June Issue but circumstances compelled me to do it now after the weekend we have just had at Maitland.

Dog Of The Month? If this photo shows your dog and you claim it at the table by the end of the month from Ella, Leanne or Wally, you can then pick a small gift out of our raffle box.

Disclaimer please note: News, views and opinions in this newsletter are those of the correspondent’s and not necessarily those of the club, editor, committee and publicity officer. The Springwood District Dog Training club INC reserves the right of rejection of material.

But let me start at the beginning. Marla was born in Hazelbrook on December 15th 2004 to a full-bred Doberman and an unknown Dad? So with her siblings ended up in Katoomba RSPCA Shelter where my Bill fell in love with her. She was a shy 4 month old puppy by then and came home and became a member of our family. We have no idea how she had been treated to that point but a couple of months later had both her front legs ripped open by a dog that came into our front garden. Needing a general anesthetic and $350.00 worth of stitches she is still a beautiful girl with people, children and most dogs. You will often see her running free playing with up to 15 dogs at Lawson Gold course, she will sometimes bark or snarl at a dog she feels threaten with which is why Bill keeps his eye on her and we keep her in our pergola at trials. But there are times when people try to bring a strange dog into her safe space and she lets them know she is not happy. Marla showed she was a smart cookie

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from day one and loves to train. Bill never put her into the CCD Ring but right into Novice and she had her CD Title very soon after that, then she got her CDX Title in November 2007 and her UD Title in December 2008, she became a O-CH Champion in July 2009. In June 2010 she got her UDX Title which then was the highest title in Obedience you could achieve, in January 1st this year they brought in a couple of changes one being a new Title called “Grand Champion Obedience Dog” and to gain this Title you needed five more passes in the UDX Ring but not over 170 which is a normal pass in

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A Dog’s Dish

SPRINGWOOD DISTRICT DOG TRAINING CLUB INC

UPDATE July 2011

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The AGM for the Springwood District Dog Training Club INC was held on the 28th August 2010. We had several new members attend our meeting it was great to see them and thank you for coming along.

Honary Members: Pam Waters, Lesley Piggott. Annual General Meeting held at the clubhouse at Lomatia Park last Thursday night in August 7:30pm. There is no dog training held on this night. Web Site: Email:

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Training Nights at Lomatia Park Agility: Monday 7:30pm Obedience: Thursday7:30pm Fly Ball: Friday at 7:30pm Wet weather ring 4780 5617 to see if oval is open.

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Dog Trivia…

Bill & Marla’s Story Continued

• The first guide dog was presented to a blind person on April 25, 1938

that Ring, now you needed 5 passes over 185, up until a few days ago she had 12 passes since January 2011 in the UDX Ring mainly getting a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place but not all over the magic number of 185… that was until this weekend lucky for some number 13 she was first in the UDX ring on 191 points and gained her Title. She is now Springwood District Dog Training Club Inc’s first Grand Champion Obedience Dog and we are so proud of her. Over the weekend she got 1st in the UD ring on Saturday then came 1st in the UD Ring on the Sunday (her wee sister came 3rd on a count back for second in the same ring) then she came 1st in UDX Ring on 191 points gaining her Title. She was also the highest scoring dog of the UD ring and the highest scoring dog of the UDX ring what a weekend WOW!

• Why don’t dogs eat clowns? Because they taste funny! • Smokey a Yorkshire terrier, gained fame during World War 11. She went on 150 air raids and flew 12 rescue missions. She was found and trained by William Wynne after an American Battle with the Japanese Any members can send me some they have read about for this page?.

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Firstly let me thank everyone who has sent me in a raffle prize I cannot thank you enough! The 20 prizes went down a treat at our recent obedience trial with a lot of laughter and a fair bit of banter too? I am now working on the 20 for the Agility Trial in October and getting there but still need quite a few, I have also made up a lovely basket for our door prize which we do each year for our Christmas and presentation night when we also have 10 raffle prizes that night as well, so anyone that can help whether it’s just a bottle of wine or an unwanted gift I would be

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To make it even better we spent the weekend camping with great friends especially Leanne Brown and Rebecca and Kate from the Boxer club. Thanks girls we had a ball with you all. You helped making it the special day it was! Ella Sweeney OAM

I am so proud of my Bill as he works hard with his dogs every day and for the Help and guidance Dot Luker has given him over the years and who still trains with him

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happy to use it as it is just another of my ongoing jobs as one way or another I make up 51 raffle prizes a year so that’s about one a week, at the obedience trial we made $180 on the raffle and it all helps some of it goes to the Newsletter which as you know is very close to my heart, Bill and I always donate prizes ourselves sometimes they are from our daughter who doesn’t even have a dog so if you can please give it to Myself or Wally Bill or Leanne and I will get it thanks and stay warm… Ella Ella Sweeney OAM

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“Lizard Birth”

No Green?

If you have raised kids (or been one), and gone through the pet syndrome, including toilet flush burials for dead goldfish, the story below will have you laughing out LOUD! Overview: I had to take my son’s lizard to the vet. Here’s what happened: Just after dinner one night, my son came up to tell me there was “something wrong” with one of the two lizards he holds prisoner in his room. “He’s just lying there looking sick,” he told me. “I’m serious, Dad. Can you help?” I put my best lizard-healer expression on my face and followed him into his bedroom. One of the little lizards was indeed lying on his back, looking stressed. I immediately knew what to do. “Honey,” I called, “come look at the lizard!” “Oh, my gosh!” my wife exclaimed. “She’s having babies.” “What?” my son demanded. “But their names are Bert and Ernie, Mom!” I was equally outraged. “Hey, how can that be? I thought we said we didn’t want them to reproduce,” I said accusingly to my wife. “Well, what do you want me to do, post a sign in their cage?” she inquired. (I think she actually said this sarcastically!) “No, but you were supposed to get two boys!” “Yeah, Bert and Ernie!” my son agreed. “Well, it’s just a little hard to tell on some guys, you know,” she informed me. (Again with the sarcasm!) By now the rest of the family had gathered to see what was going on. I shrugged, deciding to make the best of it. “Kids, this is going to be a wondrous experience,” I announced. “We’re about to witness the miracle of birth.” “Oh, gross!” they shrieked We peered at the patient. After much struggling, what looked like a tiny foot would appear briefly, vanishing a scant second later. “We don’t appear to be making much progress,” I noted. “It’s breech,” my wife whispered, horrified. “Do something, Dad!” my son urged.. “Okay, okay.” Squeamishly, I reached in and grabbed the foot when it next appeared, giving it a gentle tug. It disappeared. I tried several more times with the same results. “Should I call 911?” my eldest daughter wanted to know.

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“Maybe they could talk us through the trauma.” (You see a pattern here with the females in my house?) “Let’s get Ernie to the vet,” I said grimly. We drove to the vet with my son holding the cage in his lap... “Breathe, Ernie, breathe,” he urged. The vet took Ernie back to the examining room and peered at the little animal through a magnifying glass. “What do you think, Doc, a C-section?” I suggested scientifically... “Oh, very interesting,” he murmured. “Mr. and Mrs. Cameron, may I speak to you privately for a moment?” I gulped, nodding for my son to step outside. “Is Ernie going to be okay?” my wife asked. “Oh, perfectly,” the vet assured us. “This lizard is not in labor. In fact, that isn’t EVER going to happen … Ernie is a boy. You see, Ernie is a young male. And occasionally, as they come into maturity, like most male species, they um … um … masturbate. Just the way he did, lying on his back.” He blushed, glancing at my wife. We were silent, absorbing this. “So, Ernie’s just, just. ... Excited,” my wife offered. “Exactly,” the vet replied, relieved that we understood. More silence. Then my vicious, cruel wife started to giggle. And giggle. And then even laugh loudly. Tears were now running down her face. “It’s just … that … I’m picturing you pulling on its … its … teeny little …” She gasped for more air to bellow in laughter once more. “That’s enough,” I warned. We thanked the vet and hurriedly bundled the lizard and our son back into the car. He was glad everything was going to be okay. “I know Ernie’s really thankful for what you did, Dad,” he told me. “Oh, you have NO idea,” my wife agreed, collapsing with laughter. Two lizards: $140. One cage: $50. Trip to the vet: $30. Memory of your husband pulling on a lizard’s winkie: Priceless! Moral of the story: Pay attention in biology class Lizards lay eggs.

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“They didn’t have Green in my day”

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n the line at the store, the checkout girl told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.” The girl responded, “That’s our problem today. The former generation did not care enough to save our environment.” He was right, that generation didn’t have the green thing in its day. Back then, they returned their milk bottles, soft drink bottles, and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But they didn’t have the green thing back in that customer’s day. In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks. But she was right. They didn’t have the green thing in her day. Back then, they washed the baby’s nappies because they didn’t have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right, they didn’t have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house, not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of the state of Queensland. In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn’t have electric machines to do everything for you. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, they didn’t fire up an engine and burn petrol just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she’s right, they didn’t have the green thing back then. They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But they didn’t have the green thing back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint. So sad, they didn’t have the green thing back then.

Your Dogs Photos? As many members would know I take my camera to get as many members dogs as I can to use for different things in my Newsletter? I take so many it is not funny. But, unless you want to see your dogs bum, the back of Ron’s head, grass, peoples feet or lots of the bitumen in front of the clubhouse mmm…the dogs are so excited just as I go click they…well they just go? So if members have a nice photo or photo’s, 2 per dog at most, PLEASE send them to me and I will just keep adding them to a USB stick to use when I want to for any reason. I will still keep trying to get other groups type ones as well. They can be cheeky, sweet, cute, naughty just as long as you can see a DOG in the photo. Thanks my friends! Send to: ella.sweeney@bigpond.com put photos for newsletter in subject please so that I do get them. When I say 2 per dog you can send another 2 at a later date if you get a good one!

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New Members News August 2011

Facts About Dog Breeds

As you can see we have no new members for August, unfortunately the BMCC close all sporting grounds during September which means we can’t take new dogs in August as they would only have 4 weeks then off again for September

The Airedale Terrier

At least some of our instructors will get a well-earned rest as most of them have not had any time off this year. So new members will be in October 2011

Happy Birthday To The Following Pooches

Facts Personality: Lively, intelligent, loyal and affectionate, the Airedale Terrier loves spending time with his people and being included as part of the family. Suitable for: Airedales are suited to people who enjoy spending time with their dog/s and will include them as part of the family. They enjoy getting out and about and make a great companion, but as with all breeds, the Airedale will need to be supervised around young children.

L. Pandoleon Tori

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C. Neill Rocky

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Belinda/Peter McKenzie

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Favourite activities: The Airedale, given positive training, can excel in obedience and agility. They love playing games, running in the park, travelling in the car or lazing around … generally anything you want to do! Watchdog qualities: The breed is an excellent guard dog and will let you know if anything strange is happening near home. If they do bark it’s best to check out why. Backyard requirements: The Airedale will happily exercise in a good-size yard but loves getting out for a daily walk. They also love spending time inside the house but guardians must be prepared to share the couch.

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Daily: Fresh water and a balanced diet. Will exercise well in a good-sized yard but does enjoy a daily walk.

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Weekly: A good comb weekly will help keep the coat in shape. “Other than that, a good clip approximately four times a year and a trim once a month,” says Rebecca. Show dogs will need more attention. Monthly: Regular nail trimming and ear cleaning. Bath once a month or when necessary.

News from the Net?

Regular: Gastro-intestinal worming, heartworm and vaccinations. Hereditary diseases: Hip dysphasia. A good breeder will always hip score their stock and allow potential ‘parents’ to view the hip scores.

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ccording to Dogs life Magazine over 200.000 dogs and cats are put to sleep each year? Makes you think! So don’t buy pets from backyard breeders look at your local animal shelter but… choose carefully and save a dogs life! Some great dog Training and behaviour books at www.wagschoolbooks.com.au or phone (02) 9644 2564.

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rom day one our printer who also sponsors us has said we are not charging enough for our adverts so we will be changing the following as of July 1st 2011 a ¼ page advert will then cost $10 and a ½ page will be $15. I am told that is still very cheap we will no longer have full-page adverts. Those people who have paid already will not be charged any extra the new charges are for extra months after their current adverts have expired.

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e have been given an exemption to train during wet weather in certain circumstances? If it has been dry at Lomatia Park while raining further up the mountain or when the message on the council phone number is an old one we may send a text message to 19922767 with Dog Training in subject area and a company called Bounce Back will then tell you if we can use the oval that night the call will cost 55 cents. Please also remember renewal of membership is due at the end of the month.

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The Mystery Mutt Members’ Guessing Competition No. 10

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Who am I

he origin of this breed is a bit of a mystery, there seems to be little doubt that they are closely related to other spitz dogs; in fact, it is widely thought that the spitz breeds are descended from this dog. They probably came from Mongolia and Manchuria, where their meat was once a delicacy and their fur was used for clothing, then introduced to China. Centuries ago they were used to guard the temples against evil spirits. The dog was also used as a hunting dog by the aristocrats, a guard dog against intruders, sled and cart pullers and as watchdogs. It first arrived in Britain in 1780.

The dog is a short, compact squarely built dog. The tail is curled over the back. The inside of the mouth and the tongue are blue/black in colour. They have a short, abundant and dense coat. They move with a stilted and stiff legged gait. The breed comes in a wide range of different colours, cream/white, fawn, red, blue and black. Dogs measure 48-56cms at the withers and weigh between 26 and 32kgs. Bitches measure 4651cms at the withers and weigh between 20 and 25kgs.

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The dog is naturally an aloof dog and can be stubborn with it. They can become attached to one person and do have a tendency to snap or bite if they feel they or their owner is threatened. They may look like a cuddly teddy bear but they are not. They are relatively quiet dogs that also make good guards. As long as they are introduced to cats and other household pets when young, problems can be prevented. The breed is relatively easy to train but they like to know what they are doing and the reason for it. They are very clean dogs and are therefore very easy to housetrain. They do have a tendency to be stubborn and need to be trained by someone who knows what they are doing. They must be socialised from a very early age as they can become willful and unmanageable otherwise. As a breed they are quite biddable but are not renowned for their great obedience.

WHO AM I? Entries may be placed in the box on the sign on table. The winner will be announced in the following newsletter.

Quote Of The Month “The dog that is always on the go, is better than the one that’s always curled up!” Irish Proverb

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Obedience & Agility Trial Results

Upcoming Events 2011

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his month has been a busy one trialing for us now that the visitors from the UK have gone home. As you can see from the front page, the rest must have worked wonders for the dogs! Apart from the weekend at Maitland we had no luck at our own trial as Bill was not really well. That was disappointing as he would have liked to have done well at S.D.D.T.C. but that’s life. The day after at Penrith’s trial he was back to his normal self. Our own club had some luck with Trudy Dive and Jenny Prestidge doing well on the day. Penrith 10/7/2011 Marla in J Waldern’s UDX Ring he got 2nd on 186 Penrith 10/7/2011 Marla in L Dibbin UD Ring he got 2nd 196 Penrith 10/7/2011 Elsa got 4th in L Dibbin’s ring on 188 Deerbush 26/6/2011 Marla got 2nd in UD ring with M Fazekas ring on 188 There are a few Agility Trials coming up so hopefully we will have some results (where are they guy’s?). As you can see there are only a couple of us Obedience trialing? Leanne and Eisha are doing really well now and it’s only a matter of time for our little Eisha to show us how good she is!

aturday 16th October is our clubs yearly Agility Trial. This is held at our own training grounds at Lomatia Park. If you want to help please let Trevor, Charnie or Leanne know or just go and have a great time watching what these dogs can do. It’s a fun sport in the dogs world, they love it!

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lease remember members and anyone with them must sign the sign in book at all our club training nights as well as any other function we may be at for insurance purposes, the sign in book is at the table where you pay your $3,00 ground fee and take a raffle ticket as we draw one at the tea break and you can pick a small prize out of the raffle box.

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s I have told you, I make up and hopefully sell raffle tickets at various club functions each year. The next one is our Agility Trial October 16th. Apart from asking for donations you can also buy tickets now! Whether you are an Agility Member, Obedience or just turn up any night, we will sell you tickets for the raffle held on the Day itself. They are $1.00 each and we have 10 prizes. Just ask at the sign in table and put your name and phone number on it and you might win something nice while also helping keep our newsletter afloat! Thanks heaps, Ella.

Dumbells Various Sizes $10.00 Dumbell Holders $6.00 Scent Discrimination Articles $20.00 (plain) Scent Discrimination Articles $25.00 (merle) Set White Leathers $10.00 (set of 3) Dogs NSW Agility Rule Book $5.00 (set of 2) Cold Drinks In Fridge $1.00 each Long 20 Metre Dog Leads $20.00 each Clickers $3.00 each We must apologise for the wait for the new tops and jackets it has been very busy with the agility trial on top of the usual things happening and we will be sorting that out very soon… sorry for any inconvenience in this.

“Buy a bum bag, don’t be a bum.”

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s I have already said we have lots of the special bum treat bags that I got my hands on cheap so that I can sell them to members for $6,00 each. These last few weeks my shop table has not been set up for various reasons. I had overseas visitors for 5 weeks, wet weather etc among other problems. I have problems with my lungs as I have Asbestosis, so the cold is not kind to me and I am not guaranteed to be there each week, especially in winter! But that does not mean you cannot buy from the shop as Wally, Leanne, Bill and Ron all have access to my cupboard. So if you want to buy anything, from a halti’s to treats, leads, collars etc just ask someone up at the sign in table and someone will help you! I will be there when and if I can. Thanks Ella & Sally (the shop dog who takes her job very seriously!!)

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A True Story In 2003, police in Warwickshire, England, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. The dog had been locked in the shed and abandoned. It was dirty and malnourished, and had quite clearly been abused. In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a female greyhound, to the Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, which is run by a man named Geoff Grewcock, and known as a haven for animals abandoned, orphaned, or otherwise in need. Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims: to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. It took several weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved. They named her Jasmine,

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and they started to think about finding her an adoptive home. Jasmine, however, had other ideas. No one quite remembers how it came about, but Jasmine started welcoming all animal arrivals at the sanctuary. It would not matter if it were a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or, any other lost or hurting animal. Jasmine would just peer into the box or cage and, when and where possible, deliver a welcoming lick. Geoff relates one of the early incidents. “We had two puppies that had been abandoned by a nearby railway line. One was a Lakeland terrier cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman cross. They were tiny when they arrived at the centre, and Jasmine approached them and grabbed one by the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the settee. Then she fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them.” “But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits. She takes all the stress

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out of them, and it helps them to not only feel close to her, but to settle into their new surroundings. She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs, and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose.” Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal sanctuary’s resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been born. The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, fifteen chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and fifteen rabbits - and one roe deer fawn. Tiny Bramble, eleven weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field. Upon arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and then went into the full foster-mum role. Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the roe deer with affection, and makes sure nothing is matted “They are inseparable,” says Geoff.

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“Bramble walks between her legs, and they keep kissing each other. They walk together round the sanctuary.. It’s a real treat to see them.” Jasmine will continue to care for Bramble until she is old enough to be returned to woodland life. When that happens, Jasmine will not be lonely. She will be too busy showering love and affection on the next orphan or victim of abuse. Pictured from the left are: “Toby”, a stray Lakeland dog; “Bramble”, orphaned roe deer; “Buster”, a stray Jack Russell; a dumped rabbit; “Sky”, an injured barn owl; and “Jasmine”, with a mother’s heart doing best what a caring mother would do... and such is the order of God’s Creation. And, just in case you wondered, Snopes. com has verified the truth of this wonderful story and the reality of these photographs which accompany the story - so you can pass this story on, and help make someone else’s day to be just a little brighter!

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A True Story In 2003, police in Warwickshire, England, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. The dog had been locked in the shed and abandoned. It was dirty and malnourished, and had quite clearly been abused. In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a female greyhound, to the Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, which is run by a man named Geoff Grewcock, and known as a haven for animals abandoned, orphaned, or otherwise in need. Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims: to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. It took several weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved. They named her Jasmine,

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and they started to think about finding her an adoptive home. Jasmine, however, had other ideas. No one quite remembers how it came about, but Jasmine started welcoming all animal arrivals at the sanctuary. It would not matter if it were a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or, any other lost or hurting animal. Jasmine would just peer into the box or cage and, when and where possible, deliver a welcoming lick. Geoff relates one of the early incidents. “We had two puppies that had been abandoned by a nearby railway line. One was a Lakeland terrier cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman cross. They were tiny when they arrived at the centre, and Jasmine approached them and grabbed one by the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the settee. Then she fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them.” “But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits. She takes all the stress

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out of them, and it helps them to not only feel close to her, but to settle into their new surroundings. She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs, and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose.” Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal sanctuary’s resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been born. The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, fifteen chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and fifteen rabbits - and one roe deer fawn. Tiny Bramble, eleven weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field. Upon arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and then went into the full foster-mum role. Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the roe deer with affection, and makes sure nothing is matted “They are inseparable,” says Geoff.

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“Bramble walks between her legs, and they keep kissing each other. They walk together round the sanctuary.. It’s a real treat to see them.” Jasmine will continue to care for Bramble until she is old enough to be returned to woodland life. When that happens, Jasmine will not be lonely. She will be too busy showering love and affection on the next orphan or victim of abuse. Pictured from the left are: “Toby”, a stray Lakeland dog; “Bramble”, orphaned roe deer; “Buster”, a stray Jack Russell; a dumped rabbit; “Sky”, an injured barn owl; and “Jasmine”, with a mother’s heart doing best what a caring mother would do... and such is the order of God’s Creation. And, just in case you wondered, Snopes. com has verified the truth of this wonderful story and the reality of these photographs which accompany the story - so you can pass this story on, and help make someone else’s day to be just a little brighter!

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Obedience & Agility Trial Results

Upcoming Events 2011

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his month has been a busy one trialing for us now that the visitors from the UK have gone home. As you can see from the front page, the rest must have worked wonders for the dogs! Apart from the weekend at Maitland we had no luck at our own trial as Bill was not really well. That was disappointing as he would have liked to have done well at S.D.D.T.C. but that’s life. The day after at Penrith’s trial he was back to his normal self. Our own club had some luck with Trudy Dive and Jenny Prestidge doing well on the day. Penrith 10/7/2011 Marla in J Waldern’s UDX Ring he got 2nd on 186 Penrith 10/7/2011 Marla in L Dibbin UD Ring he got 2nd 196 Penrith 10/7/2011 Elsa got 4th in L Dibbin’s ring on 188 Deerbush 26/6/2011 Marla got 2nd in UD ring with M Fazekas ring on 188 There are a few Agility Trials coming up so hopefully we will have some results (where are they guy’s?). As you can see there are only a couple of us Obedience trialing? Leanne and Eisha are doing really well now and it’s only a matter of time for our little Eisha to show us how good she is!

aturday 16th October is our clubs yearly Agility Trial. This is held at our own training grounds at Lomatia Park. If you want to help please let Trevor, Charnie or Leanne know or just go and have a great time watching what these dogs can do. It’s a fun sport in the dogs world, they love it!

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lease remember members and anyone with them must sign the sign in book at all our club training nights as well as any other function we may be at for insurance purposes, the sign in book is at the table where you pay your $3,00 ground fee and take a raffle ticket as we draw one at the tea break and you can pick a small prize out of the raffle box.

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s I have told you, I make up and hopefully sell raffle tickets at various club functions each year. The next one is our Agility Trial October 16th. Apart from asking for donations you can also buy tickets now! Whether you are an Agility Member, Obedience or just turn up any night, we will sell you tickets for the raffle held on the Day itself. They are $1.00 each and we have 10 prizes. Just ask at the sign in table and put your name and phone number on it and you might win something nice while also helping keep our newsletter afloat! Thanks heaps, Ella.

Dumbells Various Sizes $10.00 Dumbell Holders $6.00 Scent Discrimination Articles $20.00 (plain) Scent Discrimination Articles $25.00 (merle) Set White Leathers $10.00 (set of 3) Dogs NSW Agility Rule Book $5.00 (set of 2) Cold Drinks In Fridge $1.00 each Long 20 Metre Dog Leads $20.00 each Clickers $3.00 each We must apologise for the wait for the new tops and jackets it has been very busy with the agility trial on top of the usual things happening and we will be sorting that out very soon… sorry for any inconvenience in this.

“Buy a bum bag, don’t be a bum.”

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s I have already said we have lots of the special bum treat bags that I got my hands on cheap so that I can sell them to members for $6,00 each. These last few weeks my shop table has not been set up for various reasons. I had overseas visitors for 5 weeks, wet weather etc among other problems. I have problems with my lungs as I have Asbestosis, so the cold is not kind to me and I am not guaranteed to be there each week, especially in winter! But that does not mean you cannot buy from the shop as Wally, Leanne, Bill and Ron all have access to my cupboard. So if you want to buy anything, from a halti’s to treats, leads, collars etc just ask someone up at the sign in table and someone will help you! I will be there when and if I can. Thanks Ella & Sally (the shop dog who takes her job very seriously!!)

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The Mystery Mutt Members’ Guessing Competition No. 10

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Who am I

he origin of this breed is a bit of a mystery, there seems to be little doubt that they are closely related to other spitz dogs; in fact, it is widely thought that the spitz breeds are descended from this dog. They probably came from Mongolia and Manchuria, where their meat was once a delicacy and their fur was used for clothing, then introduced to China. Centuries ago they were used to guard the temples against evil spirits. The dog was also used as a hunting dog by the aristocrats, a guard dog against intruders, sled and cart pullers and as watchdogs. It first arrived in Britain in 1780.

The dog is a short, compact squarely built dog. The tail is curled over the back. The inside of the mouth and the tongue are blue/black in colour. They have a short, abundant and dense coat. They move with a stilted and stiff legged gait. The breed comes in a wide range of different colours, cream/white, fawn, red, blue and black. Dogs measure 48-56cms at the withers and weigh between 26 and 32kgs. Bitches measure 4651cms at the withers and weigh between 20 and 25kgs.

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The dog is naturally an aloof dog and can be stubborn with it. They can become attached to one person and do have a tendency to snap or bite if they feel they or their owner is threatened. They may look like a cuddly teddy bear but they are not. They are relatively quiet dogs that also make good guards. As long as they are introduced to cats and other household pets when young, problems can be prevented. The breed is relatively easy to train but they like to know what they are doing and the reason for it. They are very clean dogs and are therefore very easy to housetrain. They do have a tendency to be stubborn and need to be trained by someone who knows what they are doing. They must be socialised from a very early age as they can become willful and unmanageable otherwise. As a breed they are quite biddable but are not renowned for their great obedience.

WHO AM I? Entries may be placed in the box on the sign on table. The winner will be announced in the following newsletter.

Quote Of The Month “The dog that is always on the go, is better than the one that’s always curled up!” Irish Proverb

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New Members News August 2011

Facts About Dog Breeds

As you can see we have no new members for August, unfortunately the BMCC close all sporting grounds during September which means we can’t take new dogs in August as they would only have 4 weeks then off again for September

The Airedale Terrier

At least some of our instructors will get a well-earned rest as most of them have not had any time off this year. So new members will be in October 2011

Happy Birthday To The Following Pooches

Facts Personality: Lively, intelligent, loyal and affectionate, the Airedale Terrier loves spending time with his people and being included as part of the family. Suitable for: Airedales are suited to people who enjoy spending time with their dog/s and will include them as part of the family. They enjoy getting out and about and make a great companion, but as with all breeds, the Airedale will need to be supervised around young children.

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Favourite activities: The Airedale, given positive training, can excel in obedience and agility. They love playing games, running in the park, travelling in the car or lazing around … generally anything you want to do! Watchdog qualities: The breed is an excellent guard dog and will let you know if anything strange is happening near home. If they do bark it’s best to check out why. Backyard requirements: The Airedale will happily exercise in a good-size yard but loves getting out for a daily walk. They also love spending time inside the house but guardians must be prepared to share the couch.

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Daily: Fresh water and a balanced diet. Will exercise well in a good-sized yard but does enjoy a daily walk.

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Weekly: A good comb weekly will help keep the coat in shape. “Other than that, a good clip approximately four times a year and a trim once a month,” says Rebecca. Show dogs will need more attention. Monthly: Regular nail trimming and ear cleaning. Bath once a month or when necessary.

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Regular: Gastro-intestinal worming, heartworm and vaccinations. Hereditary diseases: Hip dysphasia. A good breeder will always hip score their stock and allow potential ‘parents’ to view the hip scores.

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ccording to Dogs life Magazine over 200.000 dogs and cats are put to sleep each year? Makes you think! So don’t buy pets from backyard breeders look at your local animal shelter but… choose carefully and save a dogs life! Some great dog Training and behaviour books at www.wagschoolbooks.com.au or phone (02) 9644 2564.

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rom day one our printer who also sponsors us has said we are not charging enough for our adverts so we will be changing the following as of July 1st 2011 a ¼ page advert will then cost $10 and a ½ page will be $15. I am told that is still very cheap we will no longer have full-page adverts. Those people who have paid already will not be charged any extra the new charges are for extra months after their current adverts have expired.

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e have been given an exemption to train during wet weather in certain circumstances? If it has been dry at Lomatia Park while raining further up the mountain or when the message on the council phone number is an old one we may send a text message to 19922767 with Dog Training in subject area and a company called Bounce Back will then tell you if we can use the oval that night the call will cost 55 cents. Please also remember renewal of membership is due at the end of the month.

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“Lizard Birth”

No Green?

If you have raised kids (or been one), and gone through the pet syndrome, including toilet flush burials for dead goldfish, the story below will have you laughing out LOUD! Overview: I had to take my son’s lizard to the vet. Here’s what happened: Just after dinner one night, my son came up to tell me there was “something wrong” with one of the two lizards he holds prisoner in his room. “He’s just lying there looking sick,” he told me. “I’m serious, Dad. Can you help?” I put my best lizard-healer expression on my face and followed him into his bedroom. One of the little lizards was indeed lying on his back, looking stressed. I immediately knew what to do. “Honey,” I called, “come look at the lizard!” “Oh, my gosh!” my wife exclaimed. “She’s having babies.” “What?” my son demanded. “But their names are Bert and Ernie, Mom!” I was equally outraged. “Hey, how can that be? I thought we said we didn’t want them to reproduce,” I said accusingly to my wife. “Well, what do you want me to do, post a sign in their cage?” she inquired. (I think she actually said this sarcastically!) “No, but you were supposed to get two boys!” “Yeah, Bert and Ernie!” my son agreed. “Well, it’s just a little hard to tell on some guys, you know,” she informed me. (Again with the sarcasm!) By now the rest of the family had gathered to see what was going on. I shrugged, deciding to make the best of it. “Kids, this is going to be a wondrous experience,” I announced. “We’re about to witness the miracle of birth.” “Oh, gross!” they shrieked We peered at the patient. After much struggling, what looked like a tiny foot would appear briefly, vanishing a scant second later. “We don’t appear to be making much progress,” I noted. “It’s breech,” my wife whispered, horrified. “Do something, Dad!” my son urged.. “Okay, okay.” Squeamishly, I reached in and grabbed the foot when it next appeared, giving it a gentle tug. It disappeared. I tried several more times with the same results. “Should I call 911?” my eldest daughter wanted to know.

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“Maybe they could talk us through the trauma.” (You see a pattern here with the females in my house?) “Let’s get Ernie to the vet,” I said grimly. We drove to the vet with my son holding the cage in his lap... “Breathe, Ernie, breathe,” he urged. The vet took Ernie back to the examining room and peered at the little animal through a magnifying glass. “What do you think, Doc, a C-section?” I suggested scientifically... “Oh, very interesting,” he murmured. “Mr. and Mrs. Cameron, may I speak to you privately for a moment?” I gulped, nodding for my son to step outside. “Is Ernie going to be okay?” my wife asked. “Oh, perfectly,” the vet assured us. “This lizard is not in labor. In fact, that isn’t EVER going to happen … Ernie is a boy. You see, Ernie is a young male. And occasionally, as they come into maturity, like most male species, they um … um … masturbate. Just the way he did, lying on his back.” He blushed, glancing at my wife. We were silent, absorbing this. “So, Ernie’s just, just. ... Excited,” my wife offered. “Exactly,” the vet replied, relieved that we understood. More silence. Then my vicious, cruel wife started to giggle. And giggle. And then even laugh loudly. Tears were now running down her face. “It’s just … that … I’m picturing you pulling on its … its … teeny little …” She gasped for more air to bellow in laughter once more. “That’s enough,” I warned. We thanked the vet and hurriedly bundled the lizard and our son back into the car. He was glad everything was going to be okay. “I know Ernie’s really thankful for what you did, Dad,” he told me. “Oh, you have NO idea,” my wife agreed, collapsing with laughter. Two lizards: $140. One cage: $50. Trip to the vet: $30. Memory of your husband pulling on a lizard’s winkie: Priceless! Moral of the story: Pay attention in biology class Lizards lay eggs.

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n the line at the store, the checkout girl told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.” The girl responded, “That’s our problem today. The former generation did not care enough to save our environment.” He was right, that generation didn’t have the green thing in its day. Back then, they returned their milk bottles, soft drink bottles, and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But they didn’t have the green thing back in that customer’s day. In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks. But she was right. They didn’t have the green thing in her day. Back then, they washed the baby’s nappies because they didn’t have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right, they didn’t have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house, not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of the state of Queensland. In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn’t have electric machines to do everything for you. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, they didn’t fire up an engine and burn petrol just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she’s right, they didn’t have the green thing back then. They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But they didn’t have the green thing back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint. So sad, they didn’t have the green thing back then.

Your Dogs Photos? As many members would know I take my camera to get as many members dogs as I can to use for different things in my Newsletter? I take so many it is not funny. But, unless you want to see your dogs bum, the back of Ron’s head, grass, peoples feet or lots of the bitumen in front of the clubhouse mmm…the dogs are so excited just as I go click they…well they just go? So if members have a nice photo or photo’s, 2 per dog at most, PLEASE send them to me and I will just keep adding them to a USB stick to use when I want to for any reason. I will still keep trying to get other groups type ones as well. They can be cheeky, sweet, cute, naughty just as long as you can see a DOG in the photo. Thanks my friends! Send to: ella.sweeney@bigpond.com put photos for newsletter in subject please so that I do get them. When I say 2 per dog you can send another 2 at a later date if you get a good one!

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Dog Trivia…

Bill & Marla’s Story Continued

• The first guide dog was presented to a blind person on April 25, 1938

that Ring, now you needed 5 passes over 185, up until a few days ago she had 12 passes since January 2011 in the UDX Ring mainly getting a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place but not all over the magic number of 185… that was until this weekend lucky for some number 13 she was first in the UDX ring on 191 points and gained her Title. She is now Springwood District Dog Training Club Inc’s first Grand Champion Obedience Dog and we are so proud of her. Over the weekend she got 1st in the UD ring on Saturday then came 1st in the UD Ring on the Sunday (her wee sister came 3rd on a count back for second in the same ring) then she came 1st in UDX Ring on 191 points gaining her Title. She was also the highest scoring dog of the UD ring and the highest scoring dog of the UDX ring what a weekend WOW!

• Why don’t dogs eat clowns? Because they taste funny! • Smokey a Yorkshire terrier, gained fame during World War 11. She went on 150 air raids and flew 12 rescue missions. She was found and trained by William Wynne after an American Battle with the Japanese Any members can send me some they have read about for this page?.

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Firstly let me thank everyone who has sent me in a raffle prize I cannot thank you enough! The 20 prizes went down a treat at our recent obedience trial with a lot of laughter and a fair bit of banter too? I am now working on the 20 for the Agility Trial in October and getting there but still need quite a few, I have also made up a lovely basket for our door prize which we do each year for our Christmas and presentation night when we also have 10 raffle prizes that night as well, so anyone that can help whether it’s just a bottle of wine or an unwanted gift I would be

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To make it even better we spent the weekend camping with great friends especially Leanne Brown and Rebecca and Kate from the Boxer club. Thanks girls we had a ball with you all. You helped making it the special day it was! Ella Sweeney OAM

I am so proud of my Bill as he works hard with his dogs every day and for the Help and guidance Dot Luker has given him over the years and who still trains with him

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happy to use it as it is just another of my ongoing jobs as one way or another I make up 51 raffle prizes a year so that’s about one a week, at the obedience trial we made $180 on the raffle and it all helps some of it goes to the Newsletter which as you know is very close to my heart, Bill and I always donate prizes ourselves sometimes they are from our daughter who doesn’t even have a dog so if you can please give it to Myself or Wally Bill or Leanne and I will get it thanks and stay warm… Ella Ella Sweeney OAM

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SPRINGWOOD DISTRICT DOG TRAINING CLUB INC

UPDATE July 2011

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The AGM for the Springwood District Dog Training Club INC was held on the 28th August 2010. We had several new members attend our meeting it was great to see them and thank you for coming along.

Honary Members: Pam Waters, Lesley Piggott. Annual General Meeting held at the clubhouse at Lomatia Park last Thursday night in August 7:30pm. There is no dog training held on this night. Web Site: Email:

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Training Nights at Lomatia Park Agility: Monday 7:30pm Obedience: Thursday7:30pm Fly Ball: Friday at 7:30pm Wet weather ring 4780 5617 to see if oval is open.

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August 2011

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Bill & Marla’s Story I

was not going to put Bill and Marla’s story in for a few months as I had my story with Elsa in the June Issue but circumstances compelled me to do it now after the weekend we have just had at Maitland.

Dog Of The Month? If this photo shows your dog and you claim it at the table by the end of the month from Ella, Leanne or Wally, you can then pick a small gift out of our raffle box.

Disclaimer please note: News, views and opinions in this newsletter are those of the correspondent’s and not necessarily those of the club, editor, committee and publicity officer. The Springwood District Dog Training club INC reserves the right of rejection of material.

But let me start at the beginning. Marla was born in Hazelbrook on December 15th 2004 to a full-bred Doberman and an unknown Dad? So with her siblings ended up in Katoomba RSPCA Shelter where my Bill fell in love with her. She was a shy 4 month old puppy by then and came home and became a member of our family. We have no idea how she had been treated to that point but a couple of months later had both her front legs ripped open by a dog that came into our front garden. Needing a general anesthetic and $350.00 worth of stitches she is still a beautiful girl with people, children and most dogs. You will often see her running free playing with up to 15 dogs at Lawson Gold course, she will sometimes bark or snarl at a dog she feels threaten with which is why Bill keeps his eye on her and we keep her in our pergola at trials. But there are times when people try to bring a strange dog into her safe space and she lets them know she is not happy. Marla showed she was a smart cookie

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from day one and loves to train. Bill never put her into the CCD Ring but right into Novice and she had her CD Title very soon after that, then she got her CDX Title in November 2007 and her UD Title in December 2008, she became a O-CH Champion in July 2009. In June 2010 she got her UDX Title which then was the highest title in Obedience you could achieve, in January 1st this year they brought in a couple of changes one being a new Title called “Grand Champion Obedience Dog” and to gain this Title you needed five more passes in the UDX Ring but not over 170 which is a normal pass in

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