Friday, October 1, 2010

Dog Days of Summer


Last week after our obedience trial, Rugby and I met some of our Applewoods friends over at the Laurel dog show. There was something like 100 dogs there, with lots of them competing in the fun show.


I entered Rugby in "Most Obedient" and in "Best Pair" with Pete.

For most obedient, we had 3 "tricks" to show off. We started off with signals.. From there I sent him on a mini go-out. Our last trick was doing a drop on recall on the way back from the go out. The judges really liked Rugby's tricks and he got 1st place! If that wasn't cool enough... Caruso the standard poodle was 2nd and Pete was 3rd! The top three were all Applewoods students!

I was waiting in line with Rugby to compete in the "Best Pet Trick" division and at the last minute, Team Applewoods decided to do the tunnel of legs that we have done a couple times before instead. Since it was a group trick we were not judged. We did get to show off our stunt for everyone though.

Last thing we did was "Best Pair." I borrowed Pete for this one and had HIM walk Rugby. It was some tough competition since some of the dogs really looked like twins, but Pete and Rugby won that one too!


The very last competition of the day was "Best in Show" where they had all the 1st place winners come back in. The Best Senior Dog, The Best Puppy, The Most Affectionate, The Best Dressed, the dog with the most Terrific Pet Trick and the dog that Looked Most Like Owner, the Best Vocal Performance and Rugby!

That is the basket Rugby won for Best in Show! Rugby got lots of cool stuff in his basket, and decided to share it with some of his friends!

We really enjoyed the show ad spending the afternoon with lots of dog people doing dog things! We talked to the lady running it and asked if next year Applewoods could do some sort of "demo." She thought that would be a good idea, so we need to start thinking up some more fun group tricks to do!


  1. Wow! Congratulations! :) I like to play outside, too. :)

  2. So very cool congrats on the best in show! :) it's neat what those obedience tricks can do. :)