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Here is Cole's entry in the LTD photo contest. His photo was chosen as a finalist.


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2013 AKC National Agility Championship , Tulsa OK

Categories:Action Dog Sports, Agility, Travels


Daneen Fox & NAC Masher


What a WILD ride this was!!! Masher has been to 5 AKC NAC's and they have all been fun and stressful!!!

2009 – The first year was he was just a baby dog and he and Daneen made it to the finals round. There was a wicked dog walk tunnel descrimination and well he took the tunnel and not the dog walk. they had a great run otherwise.

2010 – The next year I was not there and they had an oopsie in the challenger's round and did not make it to the finals.

2011 – The following year they had an oopsie in the hybrid round after 2 first places in the first 2 rounds and then they had an oopsie in the Challengers round.

2012 – Last year was amazing!!! They smoked every class they were in and made it to the finals. They had an oopsie on the Dog walk and well that was that.

2013 – This year they also won the 4 classes leading up to the finals so there was this feeling of not wanting to repeat what happened last year. Talk about stressful!!!!

They had some fast and furious runs and the finals run was no different!!! Masher was on fire!!!

From the nose bleeds seats it looked like the teeter was super close and after we watched the videos over and over it did hit before his feet left the board. It was close tho πŸ™‚

Masher and Daneen had the second fastest time in all heights in the finals after Pace the Border Collie.

From a groom's point of view I have to say that I am one thankful person that this one is out of the way. Daneen and Masher always give it 110% when they step up to the line but now the "extra" pressure is not there. Whew!!!

Looking forward to next year.

Well Done you two!!!!

AKC Nationals 2013 Winners

Congratulations to all The 2013 AKC NAC Winners and participants!!!

We NEED your vote!!!!!

Shady and Demian are finalist in the Launch The Dog Photo contest on Facebook and we need as many likes as we can get!!! Please take a minute and click on the link below and "LIKE" the photo.

Thank you so very much and please share and tell your friends πŸ™‚





New AKC Champion Shady !!!


Pleased to announce that Shady is now UKC & AKC Champion Livewire-ETS Lewd'N Lascivious

He is a joy to show and a love at home. I am looking forward to getting his Grand Championship and his agility titles. I just love this little boy!!!!

CH. Shady- ACDC 2013


Shady- ACDC 2013

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Chunk A Monk ~ 4 weeks old


The reminder of why I blog

Categories:Agility, Odds and Ends

I started blogging sometime in 2005 I think. It has been a very fun and rewarding creative outlet. It still makes me feel good when someone tells me they enjoyed reading one of my blog posts. Since Facebook has such an immediate audience and it is sooooo easy I have been slacking on my blog posts.

We had just got back from The AKC National Agility Championships and a friend sent me this link to a blog post that mentioned Masher.  After reading all the nice things on Michele Fry's Agility Dogs blog that she wrote about Masher and how she found out more about Masher from my blog. It made me smile because it was just the nudge and reminder I needed to catch up on my blog posts. It inspired me – It made me remember the reason I started my blog – it was a place where I could write about my passions with a little more depth. Facebook is great… but I do love my blog πŸ™‚

Thank you Michele Fry for the reminder!!!!

Nose Work Class ~ Moorpark, CA

 Beginning Nose Work Class Starts May 6th !!!

Monday's 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm ~ 150.00 for 5 weekly classes

At Stone Pony Ranch

13650 Broadway Rd

Moorpark, Ca

With Instructor Michael McManus – Associate Nose Work Instructor, NASCW


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this 5 week session we teach the dog how to hunt using their nose.
After this has been established we teach them to search for a particular
odor. You dog should be searching for birch by the end of the session
and ready to move on to vehicles, exteriors and interiors.


Nose Work is an exciting new sport for dogs and their owners, modeled
after detection training for narcotics and bomb detection dogs and
training. The sport provides many competitive and recreational
opportunities for you and your dog!

Any dog can do Nose Work, no previous training required. If your dog loves treats, they will LOVE Nose Work!!!


To register please contact

For more information about this Nose Work class contact Mike :