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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Monty in the AKC?

Well, after some careful thinking, we've decided to enroll Monty in the AKC's Purebred Alternative Listing/Indefinite Listing Program. We'd really like to be able to participate in rally, obedience and agility with Monty. Arizona does not hold many dog events of this type, but this will allow us to participate in more events!



This also means we are going to have to do some serious sessions with our goofy boy! He is doing very well with his sits and downs, but "stay" isn't in his agenda yet.

Our goal is to have him ready for his first event by February!

35 comments:

  1. Woof! Woof! DONE that ... just be prepared ... Lots of Golden Fun BUT Hard Work and a bit competitive particularly for many serious dog owners. Most important ... don't be discourage, a Goofy Golden is a Great thing.

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  2. We should lobby for a "Goofy" class in competitions. We think that having your name on the rolls as an official golden retriever with the AKC sounds pawsome!

    Mogley G. Retriever

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  3. heeeeey...what's wrong with bein' a little goofy like? teeheehee. you are gonna rock, monty!! btw, i used to think "stays" were a little overrated, too, but they really do come in handy sometimes! ;)

    *woof*
    the booker man

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  4. I think being goofy is awesome! And not everyone can be goofy and fun.

    Good luck on them trainings. I am sure you'll do very well Monty :)

    i do them stay very well.. cos its a very important command.. or so she says. I do them sit very well too.. cos every time i sit.. i get a treat.. hehehhehee.. other than that... i don't do any other commands.

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  5. I gotted my ILP a long, long time ago and woz competishun trained but I nefur competed. We branched off into non-competitive hiking instead but all that training sure did come in handy fur that, too!

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  6. Stay is not on anu dog's agenda, LOL! Monty will do great we're sur...hes also adorable with hisyellow bandana.

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  7. Good luck - should be fun! I don't think Finn will ever be able to remain calm enough for that - she's definitely too goofy!

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  8. Monty you should have lots of fun. I always get bunches of treats when I actually stay when told. I am still working on mine, but it is a good time :)

    Pauley James

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  9. Better look out Monty, your easy days of being a lounge dog look like they are coming to an end. You've got a J-O-B!!

    Good luck and keep us posted!

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  10. We know you can do it!!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

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  11. Oh what fun that will be for you and Monty!!! Mom says she would love to do agility with either Thunder or Ciara IF she herself were 100 years younger:(

    We just know Monty will be ready on time.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  12. Much success in school and learning. It will make you fun. You can do it!
    love greetings
    Mishka

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  13. Get ready for the addiction. :)

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  14. This sounds like fun! We know you can do this, Monty. You're a smart boy!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  15. Monty's gonna be a sporting superstar! Woohoo! We're getting the merchandising stuff ready now. Do you get a membership card for your wallet...and do you have to carry a wallet now?

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  16. Great idea! Can't wait to read about your successful training.

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  17. Cool!
    Poor boy doesn't know how much training is coming his way!!! LOL

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  18. Go, Monty, Go!!! You're going to have a blast - I'm sure of it!

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  19. You'll do great! Have fun :)

    Wyatt

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  20. We're confident you can do it.

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  21. You go Monty! Strut your stuff.

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  22. Oh how exciting....We are going to love following Sam's progress.
    Remember, training a dog is always like a balance sheet...The reward must meet or be more than the effort.
    Sending lotsaluv
    MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

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  23. Good luck training! I did some agility training and loved it, so much fun!
    -Corbin

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  24. "Stay"? What does "stay" mean?
    Whatever - hope you have a BLAST! Keep it fun, Monty!
    Play bows,
    Zim

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  25. Good luck in your classes! Sounds like fun!

    Thor and Jack

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  26. Good luck to Monty. "Stay" can be a tricky one! Ruby was a creeper on stay.

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  27. woof..woof..your eyes hooks my attention because its so nice! ^_^
    Dog Fence

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  28. Rally is fun. I did my first trial last weekend. And I qualified. So, Mommy and I had to make cookies to take to class. We made cookies for the humans and the puppies. Hope you enjoy it!

    Puppy Kisses,
    Tanner

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  29. What great pictures!! I had a Golden before my last two labs. What great dogs. Thanks for visiting and following HOTR. You're always welcome.

    Brigid and Barkley.

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  30. Yellow is your colour, Sam! And we LOVE goofy goldens! Love Bronte.

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  31. Thumper and LightningJuly 23, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    From Lightning: Have fun! I went through obedience training and some agility training, and we even participated in one match. The training was fun....I got all the attention and got to go for car rides. :)

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  32. It's a great idea to register Monty for AKC performance events! The late Great Duncan the Wonder Dog was an ILP Beardie (ILP was the previous version of PAL), and he was the best herding dog I've ever had. Best of luck in the events!

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