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Suzy and Jeff with Elektra, Kenji, and Sammy

Elektra - Sheltie/Jack Russell Mix, Kenji - Cockapoo, Sammy - Sheltie

We started classes at SAC with Diana in July 2006. Ellie was 8 years old going on 9 and overweight. For the first few weeks, Ellie acted as if the whole thing were ridiculous. Then she met a tunnel and I was sure her career was over - she put on the brakes and refused it. Getting her up over the A-frame required two leashes and both Diana and I helping her.

But, we stuck with it. After five weeks, Ellie started to get excited about coming to class. And after 16 weeks of struggle, into Advanced Handling already, Ellie finally went up the A-frame on her own. Mommy wept.

Elektra

Ellie's first trial was in January 2007. She completed 2 of her 3 runs - and only 8 seconds behind Q time. It was at Ellie's 4th trial, three days after her 10th birthday that Ellie got her first Jumpers Q. In January 2008, Ellie received her Novice Jumpers title - with 12 seconds to spare!

Then along came Kenji....

Kenji

From the moment I brought him home, I could tell he was an agility dog. He liked to jump off of everything, no matter how high. He started out in puppy agility with Carrie teaching. By the second week, he was whining in the car - excited about going to the arena. From there, he went into 101 with Karen. Talk about a class full of ditz runs! Somehow, though, we got thru it - both his mom and dad working with him together, while he tested both to see who would let him get by with the most.

Kenji now shares a class with his big sister Ellie and both dogs share mom and dad for handling. Kenji's second trial was a strong success - 2 Nov. Jumpers Qs, 1 Tunnelers Q.

Ellie is our clown, but Kenji makes us laugh a lot, too. Ellie raised him to be a sheltie and Kenji teaches Ellie how to act like a puppy again.

Ellie's greatest loves: anything edible, mom, mole hunting and socks (in that order)

Kenji's favorite obsessions: other dogs, dad, mom, the kitty and squirrels

And Sammy makes three...

Sammy

Moonstruck Zesta’s Blue Ribbon Sam, or as we call him, Sammy Blue, joined our family in June 2008.

Sammy was truly born to do agility – he loves it! He ran his first trial, AKC, at age 16 months and missed a Q at the final obstacle. He began competing in NADAC three months later, and blasted through Novice Jumpers and Tunnelers titles in only three trials.

Sammy will likely be doing work as a therapy dog at a future date, along with his brother Kenji, as well as herding. But right now, the weaves are his passion.

Sammy’s favorite things aside from working are: FOOD!!!, Mom, Kenji, Dad, and his kitten brother, socks (there is a theme here with our Shelties), and, saying hello to every dog and human he meets.

Elektra's NADAC Titles

2010
Novice Weavers – Outstanding
Open Tunnelers
Novice Regulars

2009
Novice Hoopers
Novice Tunnelers
Novice Weavers

2008
Novice Jumpers
Open Jumpers


Kenji's Titles

2010 NADAC
Elite Jumpers
Elite Tunnelers

2010 AKC
Novice JWW

2009 NADAC
Novice Weavers
Open Regular
Open Tunnelers
Open Jumpers

2008 NADAC
Novice Jumpers
Novice Tunnelers


Sammy Blue's Titles

2010 NADAC
Novice Chances
Novice Jumpers
Open Jumpers
Novice Regulars
Open Regulars
Novice Tunnelers
Open Tunnelers
Elite Tunnelers
Novice Weavers
Open Weavers
Novice Hoopers

2010 AKC
Novice JWW
Open JWW
Novice FAST


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