Brody loves nothing more than a good training session, even more than his walks or play times.
In his first year with – and purely self trained by me – we remarkably gained his Bronze, Silver & Gold “Good Citizen Dog Scheme” certificates in just 3 weeks (1 week apart).
For Crufts 2019 a lady and her prize dog stayed as my Airbnb guests in my home. I was amazed when we walked our dogs in the park together to have her exclaim “You’re dog is better behaved than mine, and I’m competing at Crufts! YOU should compete with Brody. . . !” Just 5 weeks later she came to stay again for a local “Rally” obedience competition – this time with us both competing. I was rather stunned that Brody was categorised as “Excellent” and came 12th and 8th in his first competition and that was just the start of the journey.
Brody has rapidly progressed in “Rally” competitions to Level 4 in just 8 months, earning “Excellent” in every competition, with 7 Rosettes (3 x 1sts) in the last 8 competitions and in the last 6 weeks. Brody’s great achievements have been recognised in the Keeshond annual “Versatility Awards” by earning their highest award – the Platinum Award. We are very proud and enjoyed every minute.
This year, I hope to take up a couple of new disciplines to utilise and extend Brody’s tricks – Agility and Heelwork to Music.
Watch this space!