aka GCH Bayview's One For The Money BN, RN, CA, NA, NAJ, TKN,
Male Vizsla born 7/17/15
Cash is Ally’s nephew out of her half sister Ida, but they couldn’t be more
different! Ally is petite and light boned and doesn’t take anything
seriously. Cash is a big boned boy who takes everything seriously—I want it
NOW! is his motto in life. He lives for tennis balls, killing the hose, and
doing laps at full speed around the field.
Cash finished his breed championship at 16 months taking Best of Breed three times and a fourth place in the Sporting Group. He easily earned his Lure Coursing title (CA) and we are looking forward to getting started in agility.
Male Rottweiler 4/13/03 - 7/3/15, adopted 1/5/13
Our house was feeling very empty without a Rottweiler and Ranger was feeling lost without a home, so he came home with us from the animal shelter in January, 2013. Ranger was a very happy, lovey boy who reminded me of the “Dog’s Daily Diary” joke: A walk: my favorite thing! A toy: my favorite thing! A cookie: my favorite thing! Everything he did, he did with great enthusiasm, including quickly proving that old dogs can learn new tricks. He always seemed proud of himself when he would sit at warp speed or throw himself to the ground when asked to lie down.
aka CH MACH Brittania’s Alysheba CGC, XF, CD
Female Vizsla born April 20, 2009
Nope, this one’s not a Rottweiler! Ally has finished her breed and agility championships, but she loves obedience best and wishes she could talk me into doing more of it! Ally should be cloned as she is the dog everyone is looking for: sweet, quiet, loves everyone, loves a good run but is just as happy to nap in the kitchen. Since she is such a sweet, easy girl, we’ve had to work hard to find her inner speed demon. She proved her toughness by making it into the finals of the Iron Dog competition at Vizsla Nationals in 2015. You can read about Ally’s puppyhood in the Summer 2009 newsletter.
aka MACH Prime Time Flash Von Hobson OF, RA
Male Rottweiler 12/7/02 – 9/14/12
Flash was my constant companion for 9 ½ short years. He was very
much my heart dog and I had a number of students tell me that their
goal in training was to have a dog who looked at them the way that
Flash looked at me. We had an incredible bond both competing and in
every day life.
Flash spent many years supervising my classes from his ex-pen, always ready to jump up at a moments notice to demonstrate an exercise. When we competed in agility, I was always honored to have people I had never met come up to tell me they loved watching him. That he was such an honest dog with such a big heart. He was frequently ranked in the top ten Rottweilers for agility and rally obedience.
aka High Hills Quest for Lexi AXP, AJP, CGC
Female Rottweiler 6/3/98-5/7/09
Lexi retired from agility competition after finishing her Excellent level titles. Professionally, she spent many years helping me rehabilitate aggressive dogs and she always enjoyed this work, but at heart she was a homebody. Lexi considered her most important job to be patrolling the property for rabbits and groundhogs.
Female Rottweiler 4/2/88-7/13/00
Sadie was my first dog as an adult. She grew up in a crazy college house with ten roommates, came to all my classes and slept through more physics lectures than I did. She also accompanied me on solo camping trips across the country. Sadie was one tough puppy who fostered my interest in dog training and grew up to be the dog of a lifetime. She’s pictured here in her role as ring bearer at our wedding.
Male Dalmatian (deaf) 2/84-7/86
As a teenager, I succeeded in talking my mom into a Dalmatian puppy. Pied was the first dog I trained (previously my subjects were horses and bantam chickens!). At first we didn’t realize that he was deaf and we just thought he was stubborn. Once we realized that he couldn’t hear, I focused on teaching him hand signals and he turned out to be a very good student. Sadly, he died under anesthesia at a young age.
I’m working on putting some of my favorite recipes online. In the
meantime, you can check out some of my favorite cookbooks on my
Listmania list on Amazon.com.
*What do all these letters mean? Please see the AKC website for a list of title abbreviations.