News, fresh off the Farm
It looks like the end of April is the end of Winter. Finally. The outdoor ring is now available, the clean-up is done and the equipment is coming out. Now featuring the 2018 spec CKC International Class Broad Jump!
We're having an old-fashioned can drive! One of Debby's students needs some help collecting cans for a scent detection box. Please help out if you can. Can. Get it? I kill me!
Debby is home safe and sound from Argentina, with Krystal & P2. They both did very well, bringing home medal winning performances at a very tough competition.
The CARO trial on July 08 is next on the calendar. The Premium and online entry form are now available, for those who like to guarantee a spot by entering early. We are offering a multitude of Team Rounds, as there is a steady demand for them. Read More about the CARO schedule, as well as reports from past trials. 2018 dates are posted with Judge assignments.
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. Premiums and further details will be posted once they are approved and ready to be posted.
The CKC has revised the jump specification for the Broad Jump, bringing it in line with FCI.
It is quite a change, 15cm at the front rising up to 28cm at the back of the tallest jump. Ours is a 4 board set, each board is 20cm wide and allows for setting the S, M, L classes per the Rulebook. It is a nesting set, 1.3m to 1.5m and the boards are painted white with a large ▲ to show direction, center and number of boards clearly and easily. It completes the family of USDAA/UKI and our AAC spec sets.
Health & Lifestyle
Kathy Zubick will be here on a different schedule through May - the 5th, 15th and 29th - for canine massage therapy. Roxanne is here next on June 5 for the Canine Chiro Clinic. More info, including appointment booking.
Michaela returns with Advanced Heeling classes. You can contact Debby on Facebook if you want to learn more about how it can help you, and how to book an appointment.
We have been including yogurt in the poodle's breakfast for years now, trying to gain the benefits of the active culture for gut health. A couple of months ago I needed a good probiotic that I could give to someone with a grumbling tummy who didn't want to eat. So I looked for a plain drinkable yogurt, and wound up with a whole milk kefir. Lots of probiotics, mixes well with their oatmeal, and best of all you can give them a squirt using an oral medication syringe. Works awesome!
The May CARO trial is done, and the results are ready. It was full, and an 11 hour day of runs. 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 blue,
some poodles are black,
if Ford keeps it up,
we'll have Wynn back.
Pynky & The Brain
Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?
I think so Brain, but it would be easier if Mother Nature had a facebook profile.