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River – obedience

River (from the Famous Jingles litter) with his wonderful owner Meigs Matheson quietly earned two obedience titles in 2012- his CD from the Novice B classes and scores all in the mid to high 190s!    Then (as Meigs put it), they finished his GN (Graduate Novice) title without even realizing it.  🙂   Congratulations to a super team, who are now starting to compete in Open.  River’s registered name with titles is Tigana’s Land Of Sky Blue Waters CD BN GN RE .

Here’s River, having fun in Lake Tahoe.



Local Jingles litter get-together

Lucy from the Jingles litter stayed with us for a week while her family was out of town, and we were able to get the rest of the local Jingles pups (Jackson, River, Rockie) together at ARF to play with their sister who they hadn’t seen since their 1-year old birthday party (almost 3 years ago).  Ronan and Thistle got to go, too, as well as Meigs’ older dog Reilly.

Here’s Lucy:

and the group photo of Meigs’ Reilly and the 4 siblings (River, Lucy, Rockie, Jackson)

Here’s a fun sequence while we were trying to get the group shot set up.   Lucy and Rockie were twisting this way and that, which caused Jackson to break out of the lineup.   Check out the mortified look on River’s face as he watches Jackson run out.

Click on this link to view all the get-together photos.


Lots of brags

Exciting news- Pat’s Danica (Jingles litter) just completed her agility MX title and already has 5 QQs!   Go Pat and Dani!  Fingers crossed that Dani will finish her MXJ very shortly, as she’ll be hopefully be having puppies this season.  There’s more info about the planned litter on the Puppies page.

Ronan just finished his obedience Rally Novice title (!!!), and from here it’s on to Beginner Novice.   He did some pretty good work for my young, excitable boy.   On the left is a photo of me and a laughing Ronan with his ribbon.

In other news, progress is being made toward other titles.   Sporty just earned another leg toward her MXJ and her first Open FAST leg.   Corina’s Jackson earned his 2nd leg in both Open Jumpers (with a 2nd place) and Novice Standard.   And Meigs’ River earned his 2nd leg toward his Novice Obedience title in Novice B with a 2nd place.

Great job, everyone!!   You make us proud.  🙂  Congratulations to all!


Obedience brags!

Last Sunday was a fun Tigana family event at the Mission Bell Obedience trial.

  • Sporty finished her CD title from the Novice A class under judge Alice Peterson.  Woohoo!  She finished her title with two 1st places and a 2nd place.
  • Ronan did very well in his first trial, earning two Rally Novice legs.
  • Avalon (Ronan’s sister, owned by Miche Evans) earned her final leg to complete her CD from Novice B.  She was a superstar and finished in 3 out of 3 trials.  She also got a 2nd Beginner Novice leg.
  • River (owned by Meigs Matheson), made his debut in Novice B, and ended up with a score of 199+ (!!).  What a team!

Here are Sporty and Avalon in their mother-daughter title photo:

Sporty – Spiritlodge Sporting Chance CD RA JH AX AXJ NF WC VC CCA (ptd)
Avalon –  Tigana’s Glastonbury Golden Chalice CD

Next is a video of Ronan’s Rally trial on Sunday, where he earned a 4th place and score of 96.   We could have had a 99 if I hadn’t started the serpentine exercise incorrectly.

Next is a photo of Meigs and River in the “Heel Free” exercise.

Cute photo of Avalon and Miche.  Ava is clearly happy to have Miche returning to her after the Sit-Stay exercise in Beginner Novice.

Lastly, it seems appropriate to show Sporty in the Long Down exercise, which had been our nemesis the last couple trials.

Speaking of long stay exercises, I have started working toward the out of sight sits and downs exercises for Open, using Karen Overall’s Relaxation Protocol with both Sport and Ronan as structured practice for staying and relaxing through distractions.   We just finished Day 3.    An example of something that made Ronan excitedly pop up out of the stay yesterday was my counting out loud, and also clapping.  Today those things didn’t phase him.  I think these will be good exercises for us.

See Miche’s blog post for more about the trial.  Congratulations, Miche and Meigs!

River (Tigana’s Land Of Sky Blue Waters BN RE CGC)

River debuted in obedience in 2010 and earned his Beginner Novice title in style, with 1st and 2nd places in large classes. Congratulations to Meigs and River!

I recently found out that River is “featured” in a real print birthday card, maybe sold in a store near you! 🙂 Here it is – River is front and center (1st row, 3rd dog from the left), with Meigs’ older dog Reilly next to him (1st row, 2nd dog from the left), and our friend Ann’s girls Libby and Elsie above him (2nd row, 1st and 2nd dogs from the left).   This was taken at their dog camp in Tahoe.

If you want to buy the cards on-line, go to Palm Press, and shop under Birthday Cards.  The link I’ve added goes to the page the card is currently on, but I don’t think it will stay that way.


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