Yes, once again, it is that time of year!
This is an ODO tradition for me to start a thread where everyone can list their goals for their dogs for the coming year. It can be show/performance, training or health ... anything you plan to achieve with your dogs next year!!
And for those that forgot, here's what we said we'd do in 2015: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=31263
Apparently I didn’t list my goals for 2015 last year, just my 2014 accomplishments. I’m slipping!
Our 2015 Accomplishments:
Spud – at the end of 2015, pulled off some Flat racing wins, so may have made it back into the Racing All Stars this year after her 2014 injury hiatus.
OE – well, pretty much she has been racing and having fun, but can’t beat Grtyz, so no new titles this year for her. But she has been doing a great job as nanny dog for my puppy, and as Emotional Support Dog for my military veteran boyfriend while he is in between service dogs.
Grytz – At the last possible show in Florida for the year, she earned the last point needed for her Certificate of Merit. The CM is AKC’s equivalent to the conformation Champion title for rare breeds. Also, she picked up her racing game and finished the year either at #1 or #2 in Steeples and #2 or #3 in Flat Racing All Stars for the year. (We won’t know the final stats until mid 2016).
Beastie – yes, the surprise Rat Terrier puppy I got in March is tearing up the show ring. She earned her UKC CH title at 7 months old, and is half way towards her UKC GRCH title at just 10 months old. Also, she had most of her points (with three major wins) for her AKC CH title by 9 months old.
Our 2016 Goals:
Spud – I guess we’ll keep trying to stay in the Racing All Stars in Flats for another year. And barking. Lots of barking.
OE - work toward AKC CAA/CAX and UKC CAS lure coursing titles when I can fit it in the schedule.
Grytz – starts her AKC conformation career over, this time as a full status Terrier Group dog. We will also continue racing, hoping to earn her USGRCH and UFCH/UFGRCH racing titles.
Beastie – finish her UKC GRCH, AKC CH (and maybe AKC GCH) titles, as well as start her out in racing once she turns a year old.
So, now let's see what YOU'RE gonna do!!!