Our next session of Basic Obedience/Good Manners classes will begin May 1st, 2014- Spring into Spring on "May Day" with this fun activity with your doggie! It is a great way to spend quality time with your canine companion, and you and your family will learn positive, effective training techniques to have a happy, well-adjusted and well-behaved dog that is also a welcome member of the community!
Classes are at the Des Moines Fieldhouse, 1000 S. 220 St., Des Moines, WA 98198, right across from the police station. Classes are open to dogs of any age (yes, old dogs CAN learn new tricks!) We of course have puppies in class, but we also get a lot of recently adopted/rescued adult dogs, purebred and mixed-breed, all sizes, colors and shapes! Please call 206-870-6527 to register, or go to www.desmoineswa.gov , click on Parks and Recreation and then Enrichment Classes. You can also email or call me with any questions, LIKE us on Facebook, and we always welcome visitors, so stop by anytime we have classes running and watch for a while, we would be happy to see you!
BIG NEWS! Willow qualified in three Rally Obedience trials this weekend 031514 and 031614 to attain her UKC Rally Obedience 1 (Novice) title today. She scored an 87 (she was distracted by the pigeons!), a perfect 100 and another perfect 100, so she also took First Place and a High In Trial (HIT) today, I am SO proud of her!!! Here is a picture of her with her ribbons and trophy pillow, what a good girl she is!
My cute lil' Papillon "Daisy"- DaVinci's Black Eyed Susan of Sunstar- passed her test and attained her Canine Good Citizen award on 021014 at only ten months of age, good girl Daisy!
Willow and Daisy in the pasture 112413
Willow took THREE Gun Dog Group Firsts at the NWCE shows in Stevenson, WA in Sept. 2013, way to go Willow!
072113- I got a new Papillon puppy from DaVinci Papillons- Thank You Whitney!- and I am thrilled. My sweet Bonsai has been gone over two years now and I decided it was time for a new little partner at work (and home of course!) She is precious and I am looking forward to many years with her, as my doggie but also as an addition to the Des Moines Police Department and out in the community of Des Moines!
Willow took BOB and Gun Dog Group 1st at the Washington Classic UKC Shows on June 30, 2013! She was so busy watching the swallows fly overhead it was a challenge to get her to hold a stack, she kept staring and pointing, LOL, she is such a bird dawg! Good Girl Willow!
Moments before she was awarded Best-In-Show on Feb. 16, 2013
Feb. 16, 2013- My 13-month old Weimaraner puppy Willow had a fabulous day at the shows and attained her UKC Championship, then she took a Gun Dog Group 1st and a BEST-IN-SHOW!!! She is now UKC Best-In-Show Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, CGC, I am so proud of her!