2014 Trackfest: Longhaired dachshunds were represented by Cliff Shrader's Tasha, who passed the UBT II test with flying colors. ~ Jolanta Jeanneney, NY
Thank you, Jolanta, for the outstanding photograph of Tasha!
Laura Knoll and Ochre were participants at the well-attended tracking workshop conducted by Lois Ballard. Held at a community park in Roscoe, Illinois, it was one of the Harvest Moon events and essentially an Intro to Tracking affair. Neither Laura, Ochre TDX, or myself are new to tracking, but we can always learn something. Especially from Lois!
Ochre was very happy to be back in harness and given some tracks to run! This made Laura happy, too. Can you tell?
It was well worth the cost and the trip! I took many pages of notes that I consider to be valuable information. I may post a recap of those notes at a later date.
I was introduced to Brenda Aloff when she conducted some mini-clinics at Equine/Canine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio last weekend. Brenda is a highly experienced canine behaviorist whose hour-long presentations at Equine Affaire impressed me so much that I searched the web for where she'd be speaking next. 'Next' happened to be this weekend in Michigan. I emailed the clinic host and was happy to learn that my application would be accepted at such a late date.
You can see something about Brenda on her website Get Connected though the site is not as informative and dynamic as she and her books and DVDs are.
Brenda Aloff is one of those trainers who truly has the dog's best interests at heart - and she is a quick study in reading dogs and knowing what those best interests are. I highly recommend her seminars!