Sunday, October 20, 2013


Indy had a great weekend at the Keystone Canine Training Club APDT/WCR Rally trial the first weekend of October.

He had very nice scores, with placements in every class.  He earned his Rally Level 2 Championship (RL2X) and also his APDT Rally Champion Excellent (ARCHX) title!

Here's Indy's now-famous new Rally exercise...the moving play bow!  It is supposed to be a moving down, and that butt did eventually go down, but he gets quite a reaction from the crowd when he performs this exercise in true Indy style.

This is another Indy signature move, the paw up on every sit.  It's also a crowd favorite!

And, lest you think Indy goofs off through the whole Rally course, here he is heeling quite normally ;)

Indy followed his successes at APDT/WCR Rally with a nice weekend at AKC Rally and Obedience the following weekend.  He earned his Rally Advanced title and got his first Rally Excellent leg the next day.  He also had a first placement and second placement in Wildcard Novice Obedience.  He did really well for a big, multi-ring trial.  His second day of Wildcard Novice was a true test of his abilities.  He had many distractions to deal with, including our friend's Dal in the next ring doing her dumbbell exercises and a Rally Pairs team in the ring on the other side who were running amok!  I was really proud of him for holding it together through all of that, including his sit and down stays!

Indy's a great working dog and a lot of fun.  He becomes a crowd favorite wherever he goes and lures people in with his boyish charm, both in the ring and out of the ring.  I look forward to continuing his training and trialing with him some more.

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