News, fresh off the Farm
We have learned that Agile-grip is closing up shop, and that Barry is retiring. That will have an impact on those who are looking to have new or existing contact equipment rubberized as it means the end of an established Canadian source for kits and supplies. We are looking into the options that might be available to our customers. Stay tuned.
Krystal and P2 both titled in Scent Detection - Sporting Detection Dog, Started-Special - from SDDA. Congrats to the two Blues. They have been working very hard as have all our students, and we expect more to come. This is a great sport for P2, as it interests her a lot and doesn't have the opportunity for performance-related injury as some other sports. Anyone who lives around here gets their nose out of joint once in a while, so we don't count that.
Meet Bazyl! Thanks to everyone who offered feedback through the Facebook poll.
The CKC trials for The Poodle Club of Canada have been set for the 2018 season. Agility in August, Obedience in September and November. Lots to do, you can learn more here.
The August CARO Trial isn't far away, and we have posted Information including the Premium and electronic entry form open now. Read More about the CARO schedule, as well as reports from past trials. 2018 dates are posted with Judge assignments.
The agility field is set up with 3 separate short (8-10) challenge courses each week. Work on skills without running out of breath. The weather has been fabulous so far, the grass is nice and green but not overly long. Only $15 per hour per person - as many dogs as you want to bring.
Now that we have quite a few students who are training and competing in Sporting Scent Detection, it is about time that I started making some of the tools needed for training.
One of the items is a smaller version of the big scent box that we use here. This one is a convenient size, and has 12 tubes that are removable for cleaning and re-arranging. We also have single tubes, and are working on more. Watch for a dedicated catalogue section soon. In the meantime, eMail me and I can provide more details and prices to meet your needs.
Health & Lifestyle
Sometimes I like to pass along cooking tips and hacks. One is to always keep some hot Italian sausage in the freezer. It is a great shortcut for making spaghetti sauce quickly. Defrost in the microwave for a couple of minutes, peel off the casing and cut into chunks. Roll the chunks in your hand quickly and - tah-dah! - meatballs!! If you don't want meatballs, just break it up like you do with ground beef and brown. Still saves you the time adding all the spices and herbs. Winner, winner, quick pasta dinner!
Summer is here, and the first major heat wave is upon us. Not having a modern convenience like Air Conditioning makes it just a little more challenging to be at The Poodle Farm. The best thing to do is Keep The Doors Closed!! The buildings and even the house do retain cool inside temperatures as long as you keep the cool air in and the warm air out. It is a challenge, especially on a trial day, but it is a successful formula even if you are math challenged.
Kathy Zubick will be here on the 17th July for canine massage. Roxanne is here next on July 31 for the Canine Chiro Clinic. More info, including appointment booking. The August schedule will be posted later this month.
The July CARO trial is done, and the results will be available shortly. In the meantime, the May results and report are still available. Don't hold your breath for pictures. This is one of two - congrats to Atom & Karen for a well-earned 200. More results and reporting.
Some poodles are black,
some poodles are blue,
the Summer Solstice arrives on time,
though to some overdue.
Pynky & The Brain
Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?
I think so Brain, but the PSW course curriculum doesn't mention Poodles at all.