K-9 Obedience Training Club of Essex County, NJ

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K-9 Event for May in Montclair

Posted by K9 OTC on May 3, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

K-9 Obedience Training Club will hold an Open House on Tuesday, May 14th from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  Club trainers will put Club members' dogs through training exercises at all levels, to show what a joy it is to have a well-trained dog in the home, and what it would be like to enter a dog in obedience trials. 

Many breeds of dogs will be shown, including Golden Retrievers, Collies, Poodles, Great Pyrenees, Shelties, Labrador Retrievers, and Schauzers.  Come see them do heeling, retrieval, recalls, jumps, and the like!

The Open House will be held at our training facility, which is the Annex of the Montclair Cooperative School at 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ.

Siberian Husky Club Obedience Match on Sat, May 11, 2013

Posted by K9 OTC on April 20, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The North Jersey Siberian Husky Club will hold an AKC Sanctioned Plan B-OB Specialty Match with All Breed / Mixed Breed Obedience & Rally on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.  Details are found in their flyer here

Entry form is also available here

CHAMPION UCD Millknock To Cyr, With Love, CD, CDX-C, RN

Posted by Lenore Tirgrath on September 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm EXTREMELY happy to announce Cyrano finished his championship at Somerset Hills KC on Sept 8, 2012!!  Cyr is the first dog I've owned to get a breed championship title.  I got serious campaigning him November 2011 and he obtained his title in 10 months in limited showing.  He was always pretty much in the running, if not picking up pts. for wins, he picked up reserves most of the time.  So far this year has been wonderfully successful for us as not only getting this champion status, but also picking up three High in Trials, two of them at our National Specialty.  So, now we can relax and concentrate on performance.  Did I say relax????   With obedience, agility, herding and tracking looming, guess that's not an appropriate word!  But with such a focused and fun dog to work with, I will enjoy these challenges.  I'm SO proud of my boy!!!!    Photo to be posted when I get it.

Pat Scully celebrates 45th anniversary with K-9 OTC

Posted by K9 OTC on August 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Pat Scully recently celebrated her 45th anniversay as a member of K-9 Obedience Training Club, and a Certificate of Honor was issued to commemorate the event.  Pat's appreciation is best understood in her words:

"It is indeed a pleasure and an honor for me to celebrate the 45th anniversary of my membership in K-9 Obedience Training Club of Essex County, NJ.  I have always been very proud of our activities, and have cherished the friendships of our members.  I trained my first Pug at K-9 in 1965 in a class taught by Dick D’Ambrisi.  I started traveling on this long road so many years ago; and I treasure all the wonderful memories. Thank you K-9 OTC of Essex County, NJ, and all its outstanding members.  May success and exceptional achievements be yours."

Diane Kramer & Ace Earn 2 RA Legs

Posted by Diane Kramer on August 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Ace earned two Rally Advanced legs at the Lackawanna Kennel Club Show in Bloomsburg, PA last weekend. He had a perfect 100 for 1st place on Saturday and 98 for 2nd place on Sunday. Rally's gotten a lot harder and I was very proud of him!


Many Awards at K-9's Year End BBQ

Posted by K9 OTC on June 6, 2012 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Our club had its training-year end barbeque on June 5, 2012.  We recognized our members who earned Club Degree titles and AKC Rally titles, and presented three special awards.

Club Degree Titles

Mary Gallagher and Sasha - Club CD
Barb Heesemann and Hailey - Club CD
Barb Heesemann and Toby - Club CD

AKC Rally Titles

Mary Gallagher and Sasha - Rally Novice
Nick Kant and Henry - Rally Novice
Lenore Tirgrath and Cyrano - Rally Novice
Caroline Kaplonski and Boo - Rally Advanced
Peg Samson and Luna - Rally Excellent

AKC's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

This was presented to Caroline Kaplonski.  The award honors those individuals who have made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of an AKC member club.  Caroline has actively contributed to our club through her efforts as a class instructor, is an active breeder, and is involved with the Seeing Eye Dog program.

2011 Dog of the Year

Presented to Linda Cane's Wally.  When Linda fell in her home last year, Wally stayed with her for 5 hours until help arrived.  Wally is a rescue adopted by Linda who has repaid his rescue in spades.

2012 Dog of the Year

Presented to Diane Kramer's Luka.  Diane & Luka earned their UDX this year and became the first members of our club to earn such an outstanding honor.

Pictures of the event can be viewed here.

Nick Kant & Henry earn Obedience Novice title

Posted by K9 OTC on June 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Nick Kant and his dog Henry earned their third leg and Obedience Novice title at the Freehold dog show.   They came in first in Novice A.  To top it off, they then came in first place and earned their first leg in Rally Advanced!

Thank You!

Posted by Diane Kramer on June 6, 2012 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to all the K9 members for presenting Luka with the "Dog of the Year" award for 2012. Being the first dog to earn a UDX title in the history of the club is quite an honor and we're proud and grateful to be recognized!

Millknock To Cyr, With Love, CD, RN

Posted by Lenore Tirgrath on March 31, 2012 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Cyrano finished his novice title 3/28/12 at the Collie Club of America trials with a score of 196.5 and a High In Trial.  He backed up his title with a 4th leg on 3/29/12 with yet another HIT and score of 195.5.  Cyrano also competed in his very first agility trial with my daughter, Sherry, and did a phenomenal job. He placed 3rd in novice preferred FAST with a time of 18:44 and a score of 60.

Max is balanced!

Posted by E, Jay on March 22, 2012 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Max earned his CH at the CT River Working Group on March 3rd with a 5 pt major.