Our Dogs Working

Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success.  ~Henry Ford

Obedience

When I first discovered the Rottweiler it was at a set of obedience classes run at a school here in Calgary (which I later became employed at) where the head trainer had been a former breeder of Rottweilers and had multi-titled a few of his own dogs in obedience. 

I became quite excited about the possibility of working my own dogs in a few different dog sports.

And here we are today.  I have handled my dogs to all of their working titles and I am proud to say that.  (Check out all of personal dogs pages, past and present to see what we have accomplished).I enjoy the versatility of this breed and I try to do as much as I can with them.  Of course my first love is obedience!

I have put multiple obedience and rally obedience titles on multiple dogs since 2000 and I am always in some serious training with a dog or two.  I became so involved in obedience that in 2007 I became a member of a local obedience club called Cal K9.  We hold our own obedience trials annually in Calgary.

To say I love it is an understatement!

 And the more I can learn the better, I have attended a few seminars over the last decade +, the likes of which include Anne-Marie Silverton, in 2012 and 2013 Janice Gunn and also in 2013 Bridget Carlsen !  All so I can do better with my dogs. 



 

Herding

We have now dedicated an entire page to herding, so please click here to visit our herding adventures!!!

With the Rottweiler being a multi-faceted breed, and herding being one task they come by very naturally, we like to make sure that all of our own personal dogs and as many of our puppies are at least Herding Instinct Certified.  It is a great sport for them to use their minds and bodies as they are meant to be used!

 

 

                                                                


Carting

Carting is a sport that I have really wanted to get into for many, many years.  Really.  So much so that in 2005 I bought both a beautiful cart and carting harness from Dogworks.

I did start working a little with Jewel when she was younger, pulling my kids when they smaller on a sled.  But in 2013 I finally put my cart and harness to good use and started taking classes with Scotia.

She caught on really quickly and in May 2013, Scotia became our first DD titled dog.  I can't wait to get our NEW cart in summer 2013 and putting it to some practical use while camping.

 

 


 

 

Tracking

In 2004, Jewel and I started tracking. This was a new sport to both of us, and although I never did move on to try and title Jewel in tracking, I learned an awful lot with her.

The picture to the right is of Jewel on one of her first ever tracks in January 2004.
 





Here is Seeker tracking, May 2007.

I did venture a little further into tracking when Seeker came along, teaching her to track more actively, and we even did one tracking trial.  Seeker and I didn't pass, but it was a great experience giving it a try.

We attended a tracking seminar just outside of Calgary in October 2008 by AKC/CKC tracking judge and instructor Ed Presnell.  It was a super seminar, we learned a ton and Kalli. Wicca and Ruckus all came out of the weekend with a great foundation to track!

 

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