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Master Champion

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Just 2 weeks ago I was blogging about how proud I was of Spirit for getting her Championship. Well she has taken it to the next level. I am over the moon proud of her for earning her Sporting Detection Master Championship this afternoon at the Alert K9 trial.  I was so nervous before we started our Exterior search.  Christina, the trial host, gave me a big hug and told us we could do it … and we did!!  Spirit is just the 2nd Bernese Mountain Dog to reach this level.  When I called the final alert the Judge hesitated and my heart sank. Then he gave me a big smile and said Yes!  He enjoyed messing with me for a few seconds. I burst out with a big yahoo and gave my girl a big hug and a handful of treats. I have to admit that I had a few tears in my eyes too.  Just for a little icing on the cake, we also competed in the aerial and distance games and she Q’d In both.

In just love how she is looking at me in this picture10221BB7-3EBB-45E2-A1A1-40C17444A038

 

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MACH Photoshoot

pic-27This fall I made myself a promise that if we were lucky enough to earn our Sporting Detection Master Champion title,  I would book a photo session with an amazing local photographer Bev Holoboff Photography   Brodie proved to be a bit of a challenge.  He wasn’t comfortable posing on top of the table so he was just panting like crazy.  Nearly every picture she took, either his tongue was hanging out or his ears were back and he looked nervous. We decided we would try getting some actions shots by throwing a bunch of his scent detection ribbons in the air. Not sure that Brodie found it as funny as we did.

 

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