Our Dogs Competitions & Brags! Nova, Chelsey and Kohler showing off their agility ribbons and titling medals at the Michigan Winter Dog Classic in Novi, Michigan in January 2016. Left to right, Nova, Chelsey and Kohler proudly showing off their agility trial qualifying ribbons at an AKC trial in 2016. Kohler flying high over the triple jump at a 2016 agility trial. Nova, Chelsey and Kohler showing off after a very successful weekend at a CPE agility trial in 2016. Kohler, Chelsey and Nova showing off their ribbons after an AKC agility trial in Lapeer, Michigan. Chelsey flying over the bar jump. Still loved to jump at 11 years of age! Chelsey NAMBR-CDX, AKC – CD, RA, NAJP, NAP, CARO RE, CGN at 12 years of age, showing off some of her greatest trial accomplishments, having competed in trials for rally obedience, obedience, and agility. Left to right, Kohler, Nova and Murphy after a CKC agility trial in Sudbury. Kohler had a very successful weekend and finished his Novice Jumpers title, while Murphy got another leg towards his title. Nova was skunked, but still wanted to be part of the photo op! Chelsey coming out of the chute at an AKC agility trial in 2016. This was one of the last times you would see the chute (aka open tunnel) in AKC competition, as it has since been “retired” as an obstacle. Steph with Kohler (left) and Brandie with Chelsey (right) after finishing AKC rally titles at the Mount Pleasant Kennel Club Dog show. Nova and Kohler showing off after a day at the SSMKC dog show. Nova finished her CKC Rally Novice title and obtained one leg towards her Rally Advanced title, while Kohler obtained two legs towards his RAE title (Rally Advanced Excellent) Murphy and his famous ears flying through the tire at an AKC agility trial in 2015. Brandie and Chelsey after Chelsey’s double title weekend in 2016! Kohler and Nova resting on the grass at Dog Bowl after obtaining their AKC Community Canine titles (also known as Canine Good Citizen Advanced or CGCA) Nova flying over a jump at a CPE agility trial in Midland, Michigan! Kohler and Steph at the Elliot Lake Dammit Dog Trials showing off his Rally Obedience qualifying ribbons. Nova and Kohler posing for a photo op after returning from a CKC agility trial in 2016. Nova finished her Novice Jumpers with Weaves (select) title, while Kohler finished his Novice Standard (veteran) and Novice PAD (Veteran) titles. Grooming time! Kohler and Steph preparing for Kohler’s conformation show time! Sonny with his qualifying score ribbons following the CARO Rally Trial in Sault Ste. Marie in summer 2016. Flashback! Kohler’s first title at 11 months of age! Kohler started and finished his CKC Companion Dog (CD) obedience title and a high in trial in his first weekend of competition! Nova flying out of the tunnel at a CPE agility trial in 2016. Murphy and Steph at the Elliot Lake “Dammit Dog Trials.” Murphy won the skunk award for the day – a stuffed “Dammit Dog.” Needless to say, Murphy didn’t qualify that day, but we sure had fun! Chelsey showing off her ribbons after finishing her AKC Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers titles in the same weekend! Steph gaiting Rhythm in her conformation debut at the Sault Ste. Marie Kennel Club show as a Baby Puppy in May 2017. Chelsey rocking the weaves at an AKC agility trial. Just Relaxing Kohler, Rhythm, and Nova posing at the Dog Bowl selfie station in 2017. Good dogs for staying for the photo despite the distractions of the crowd and other dogs nearby! A favourite picture of Chelsey with her “happy ears”. Brandie’s black lab / dane mix girl, Beta CD RN CGN From left to right Sonny, Beta, Kohler, Chelsey, Murphy and Nova! Baby girl Rhythm posing in stark contrast to the yellow dandelions. Even in winter, the lake is Kohler’s favourite place to be. Kohler enjoying a photo op on the ice. Nova, Kohler and Rhythm posing for a photo at Dog Bowl 2017 in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Sonny. Yes, I know I’m handsome. Kohler just chilling at Basswood Lake. Not hard to tell that the lake is his favourite place to be. A true retriever! Left to right – Chelsey, Beta, Sonny Rhythm – come on puppy ears! You can do it! Sonny thinks he looks pretty cool. Dock time! Murphy stands by as Kohler heads in to the lake to retrieve his toy. Sonny showing Rhythm how to enjoy Lake Superior Provincial Park.