Pacific Northwest PWD Club had unseasonably warm and sunny weather for our three-day water trial at Deep Lake this weekend, July 17-19, 2015. Fortunately, Deep Lake does not have power boats, but it did bring out a flotilla of kids with inflatable rafts, tubes, and SUPs so there were plenty of distractions for the dogs. Next year we’ll add “kid wrangler” to the list of steward jobs 🙂
Thanks to our Judge Sarah Kahn who judged Saturday and Sunday. Amanda Ford judged Friday.
It was especially enjoyable to watch our three Versatility teams have a go at the new exercises—no passes, but very close for each dog (and one, whose handler shall remain unnamed to protect the innocent, who would have passed but for handler slip-up). With a bit more training the Versatility exercises will be a cinch for these well-seasoned dogs.
Great effort by all, with many very close “not-yets”! Thanks to all of the volunteers who pitch in to m yake our trials possible—can’t do it without you!
Below are our qualifiers at Deep Lake, Enumclaw WA. Congratulations!
Friday July 17, 2015, Judge Amanda Ford
- Tyr (Baywood’s Norse Legend), handler Sarah Kahn
- Hollywood (Can GCH CH Robel Grace Kelly Of Nautique CD RN), handler Robin Illchuk
Saturday July 18, 2015, Judge Sarah Kahn
- Jude (CH MACH Bayswater Jubilee Jude VCD2 UD RAE CWDX PROM), handler Dixie Matson. Jude is 15 years old and was brought out of retirement for one more bit of fun in the water to finally earn her Junior Water Certificate. Tears were flowing watching this lovely old gal at work—thanks Dixie for sharing her with us one more time!
- Hollywood (Can GCH CH Robel Grace Kelly Of Nautique CD RN), handler Greg Illchuk
- Cali (CH Cortereal Heaven Sent RN OA OAJ NF WWD), handler Debbie Tubbs (first leg-new CWD!)
- Beckett (Stowaway At Your Beck And Call RN OA AXJ OF WWD), handler Cathi Jzyk (first leg-new CWD!)
Sunday July 19, 2015, Judge Sarah Kahn
- Gilligan (Fishbay’s Merchant of Venice), handler Rachel Cullen. This was Rachel’s first water trial-congrats and welcome to the group!)
- Taz (Astrud The Devil Wears Prada), handler Julie Hicks.
- Chill E (Lyngar’s Hurry Up and Slow Me Down In Baypoint), handler Judy Berger
- Shelly (CH Sisu Life’s a Beach AX AXJ CDX WWD), handler Hallie Howe (first leg-new CWD!)
- Cali (CH Cortereal Heaven Sent RN OA OAJ NF WWD), handler Debbie Tubbs (second leg)
- Beckett (Stowaway At Your Beck And Call RN OA AXJ OF WWD), handler Cathi Jzyk (second leg)