K-9 Obedience Training Club of Essex County, NJ

Trained dogs are better companions

2013 Obedience and Rally Trial

We held our 2013 dog Obedience Trial at Verona High School on Sunday, January 13th, 2013There was also a Rally Trail, which is an entry-level competition that is attracting more enthusiasts to the field of dog obedience.

Entries were:

          Obedience Beginners Novice A - 6
          Obedience Beginners Novice B - 10

          Obedience Novice A - 11
          Obedience Novice B - 14
          Obedience Graduate Novice - 8
          Obedience Open A - 26
          Obedience Open B - 28
            Obedience Graduate Open - 8
          Obedience Utility A - 19
          Obedience Utility B - 28
               Total Obedience - 158

          Rally Novice A - 7
          Rally Novice B - 13
          Rally Advanced A - 8
          Rally Advanced B - 12
          Rally Excellent A - 1
          Rally Excellent B - 11

               Total Rally - 52

Our White Dog Sale offered various dog-themed items for sale.  Several large gift baskets were raffled off.


Beginner Novice A - Catharine Thompson

Beginner Novice B - Marilou McCloskey

Novice A & B - Frank Washabaugh

Graduate Novice -Edward Whitney

Open A - Edward Whitney

Open B - Marilou McCloskey

Graduate Open - Larry Wilson

Utility A - Larry Wilson

Utility B - Catharine Thompson

Rally - Lynda Moore

Volunteer stewards from the membership of K-9 OTC are supplemented by volunteers from the Obedience Stewards Club, whose assistance is greatly appreciated.


In addition to Rosettes, Ribbons and Special Class Prizes, K-9 Obedience Training Club provided:

  •  Medal to all dogs that earn the third leg on any Obedience or Rally Title or that complete the requirements for an Obedience or Rally Championship at this show.
  • The first four places in each class receive a drinking glass bearing the logo of the K-9 Obedience Training Club.


High in Trial

OTCH GOLDSEEKERS GAMBLING MAN; Golden Retriever; Owner – Betsy Scapicchio

High Combined (Open B and Utility B)

OTCH GOLDSEEKERS GAMBLING MAN; Golden Retriever; Owner – Betsy Scapicchio


Novice A

First - CHLOE WILD CHILD; Mixed Breed; Owner - Nancy Nelson          

Second - WILDOAK CIDER; Shetland Sheepdog; Owner - Lillian Ralston

Third - WILDOAK BUSTE II; Shetland Sheepdog; Owner - Lillian Ralston

Fourth - MCFALL'S PRINCE BOOMERANG; Newfoundland; Owner -James & Rosemary Reed

Novice B

First - LITTLE MISS FIRE AND BRIMSTONE; American Eskimo; Owner – Jacqueline Squeglia

Second - BUSY B's I LIKE TO MOVE IT; Apinone Italiano; Owner –Jennifer Ingram Ross

Third - BLUE MAJIC'S SEEING RED; Poodle; Owner –Luann Curry

Fourth - BELLATHATCH ELHID'SPLAIN FANE; Labrador Retriever; Owner –Susan Robbins

Beginner Novice A

First - DEUCE VOM BUCHONIA; German Shepherd; Owner – Irene Gibbons

Second - TOLOUSE BISCAY'S SAPPHIRE; Mixed Breed; Owner –Tracey & Martin Schnabel

Third - BELLA OF RABBIT RUN; Labrador Retriever; Owner – Irene Gibbons

Fourth - JAKKIE JAKIRA GRYDER; Shetland Sheepdog; Owner –Shana Grydor

Beginner Novice B

First - HIGH TIMES JERSEY GIRL; Golden Retriever; Owner – Kathryn Pugh

Second - CH CHANTRYILE GOSSIP GIRL; Belgian Tervuren; Owner –Pamela Blackstone

Third - HARRY; Cane Corso; Owner –Lois Kaufmann

Fourth - KALI'S LIL WYNTER HOT SHOT; Border Collie; Owner – Marcia & Eugene German

Graduate Novice

First - SPRUCE MEADOW'S SILVER CHARM; Smooth Collie; Owner – Helmut Schleith

Open A

First - AFATU SAGANS LEGACY; German Shepherd; Owner –Kristine Conway

Second - VON SONTAUSEN HOLY GRAIL; German Shepherd; Owner –Regina & David Steiner

Third - WINDSONG'S FEMME FATALE; Lab Retriever; Owner – Annette Flippen & Jeff Pierce

Fourth - CARA'S TAMARISK; Doberman Pinscher; Owner – David & Rona Marks

Open B

First - OTCH GOLDSEEKERS GAMBLING MAN; Golden Retriever; Owner – Betsy Scapicchio

Second - OTCH JADE MIST RUSTLING BREEZE; Shetland Sheepdog; Owner –Anna Guglielmo

Third - OTCH TANBARKS SARANADE IN GOLD'N BLU; Golden Retriever; Owner –Robert Amen

Fourth - HIDDEN VALLEY BLACK TY AFFAIR; Border Collie; Owner – Ann Marie Scripko

Graduate Open

First - STAATS CHRISSY; German Shorthaired Pointer; Owner – Dorothy Staats

Second - COPPERSTAR'S SERENITY TWO; Golden Retriever; Owner –Yvette Graeber

Utility A

First - MASKOVA'S THUNDER RIDGER; Shetland Sheepdog; Owner – Barbara Langdo

Second - CREEKVIEW KYNA OF SUNFIRE'S CHALLA; Gold Retriever; Owner–Gretchen Souther

Utility B

First - OTCH GOLDSEEKERS GAMBLING MAN; Golden Retriever; Owner – Betsy Scapicchio

Second - OTCH BREAKOUT'S REV EM UP; Border Collie; Owner – Betsy Scapicchio

Third - FIRESIDE'S LIT'L BIT OF JAZZ; Golden Retriever; Owner - Ken Manowiecki

Fourth - BOUNCE; Pomeranian; Owner – Debra Masino



Novice A

First - AMTEKEL'S RED MOON; Dachshund; Owner – Geri Lake

Second - LB; Australian Cattle Dog; Owner – Bo & Mary Ellen Yaremko

Third - WILDOAK CIDER; Shetland Sheepdog; Owner – Lillian Ralston

Fourth - UNIQUE PRINCE WILLIAM ALEX; Poodle; Owner – Joy Scally

Novice B

First - LITTLE MISS DAISY MAY; Mixed Breed; Owner – Sarah Stamets

Second - GCH SILVERCREEK GOSSIP GIRL; Chesapeake Bay Retriever; Owner –Joanne Silver

Third - KERIGOLD'S GOLDEN HURRICANE OF FIREMARK; Golden Retriever; Owner –Harry & Carol Wert

Fourth - CH LAKOPAC'S KINGUTAKKII; Alaskan Malamute; Owner – Patricia Bryce

Advanced A

First - CHANCERY'S EMBER; Belgian Sheepdog; Owner – Mary Olin

Second - CH CHANTRYILE GOSSIP GIRL; Belgian Tervuren; Owner – Pamela Blackstone

Third - LIVE OAKS BEE THAT AS IT MAE; Golden Retriever; Owner – Pamela Benfield & Stephen Brenner

Advanced B

First - ADALINA VON AMBERHAUS; Doberman Pinscher; Owner – Kristin & Richard Woodard

Second - DOOGIE; Shetland Sheepdog; Owner - Richard Tucker

Third - CH CEDAR FOG'S HIGH WATER MARK; Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever; Owner – Anne Wheeler & Elizabeth Fogg

Fourth - SANDY'S SEASIDE SAPPHIRE; Boston Terrier; Owner – Sandra & Nicholas Fedoroff

Excellent A

First - MORNINGSTAR'S ZAPPED BY THE LEGEND OF THE SEEKER; Belgian Sheepdog; Owner – Jennifer Basile

Excellent B

First - ADALINA VON AMBERHAUS; Doberman Pinscher; Owner – Kristin & Richard Woodard

Second - LUCKY; Miniature Poodle; Owner – Patricia Brown & Dolores Watkins

Third - RUMRAISIN MISGUIDED ANGEL; Irish Setter; Owner – E. Kwaitkowski & Debra Hamilton & Mark Bettis

Fourth - SUNJAYS WHO'S ON FIRST; Cavalier King Charles Spaniel; Owner – Kim Aylward


View photos taken by our Trial Photographer, Stan Rogacki, here