Working with Katherine has been an act of faith, and has taught me a great deal about the power of perserverance, patience, tenacity, and consistency (along with the value of dog treats). Along the way, I have met some astounding and wonderful people - judges, ring stewards, fellow competitors, and trainers, to name just a few - who took the time to talk to me, provide me me with pointers, offer constructive criticism, and give us some encouragement, too. Many people went out of their way to be supportive and helpful to an obvious newbie (me!) with an unusual dog that is seldom seen competing in Rally or Obedience.
In addition, we would like to thank Sue Coghlan, at Canuck Dogs (www.Canuckdogs.com), for setting up their innovative Rally Obedience ranking system. Sue and her dedicated team made it possible for Rally competitors to track the Rally rankings. Our thanks to the Sue and the Canuck Dogs team! Our thanks also go to Pat Pentland, Katherine's breeder, for providing us with this very special family member.
As I have said before, no one makes it to this level without the support of others. Setting up this website is another way to thank them for all their support, and to help pass it along to other Rally Obedience teams. Somewhere out there is the next #1 All Breed Rally Obedience Team - and maybe it's you.