Sandy and Tryst qualified 6 out of 7 runs at Cleveland All Breed in December 2023.  Tryst earned her Container Novice Title on Saturday and her Buried Novice Title on Sunday!



Another busy week of trialing and titles!

On the left Tyco (and Christy) won High Combine Golden Retriever, placed 2nd in UB with a 198 and earned another point in Open with a 198.
Chloe (and Renee) on the right qualified in Open Standard Agility today with a 1st place. Her first of 3 legs in the open class.

Bounty (left) earned his Rally Novice title; Mack (right) earned his Rally Excellent title, and yes, this most abused dog is wearing a guitar and wig to be a Rock Star!

Trial Season continues!

A busy weekend at the NOSE Rally Trial at Toledo Kennel Club:


Raye and Mandy (top left) earned her Advanced Title, and a leg in Excellent.  Team Renee, Chloe, Coal and Cali (top middle) each earned 2 qualifying scores. Coal took 1st place in the second run of the day; Cali was 4th both runs. Chloe and Cali earned their Intermediate titles. This was Cami’s first trial (top right) – she also had 2 qualifying runs and learned a lot about being in the ring.  Mack (bottom left) and Diane earned 2 qualifying legs in Excellent, with a 2nd place both runs; and Bounty (bottom right) started his Rally adventure earning 2 qualifying runs in Novice.

Advanced title earned at Kentucky Horse Park for Mack

Mack earned title ribbons in Rally, Fast Cats, CATS and North American Dock Diving in a fun long weekend in Kentucky!

Tyko earned Master Hunter pass #2 and Bend got his 2nd Competition Obedience Open A leg

Melee and Amy are 28th of 192 entries in Novice on their first visit to the Rally Nationals!  Great job!

Our Obedience students did great at CABTC Trial!

Nancy and Gus earn their Beginner Novice A Title (its the first time showing for both!) CABTC show

Martha and Drika win the Novice A class at CABTC!

Gloria and Zynia earn their Novice B and Preferred Novice B titles at CABTC.

Christy and Tyko win Utility B, placed 3rd in Open B and 4th in Open B

Cleveland All Breed Scentwork trial December 17 2022 – Mack completed his Scentwork Excellent title by titling in Excellent Container, Buried and Interior.

Congrats to Cleveland All Breed Obedience Triallers – November 5 and 6

Laurie Berger earned her Beginner Novice Title, Christy and Spirit picked up his first Novice B leg


Cleveland All Breed Rally trial Nov 5, 6 2022

Nancy and Loki completed Rally Novice Title and got a leg towards Advanced with a 3rd place.

Amy and Remi got 2 legs towards his Advanced title with 2 first places!

Diane and Mack earned 2 legs toward Novice with 2 4th places










Sarah and Millie earned their new title with a first place, and Mary and River earned their first leg towards Novice with a 3rd place.

National Golden Retriever Specialty 2022 – Beau D 

Scent trial time! Mack did great his first and second time out getting his SCN Title and many placements in October 2022


Fun at the Lorain County Kennel Club trial for Bend and Zina!  August 13 and 14, 2022


One hard, hot weekend trialing at the ASCA Trial 5/21 and 5/22 Bev and Rhianna earned her Advanced Rally Title,
with a first and second place; and earned 2 legs towards her Excellent Rally Title with a first and third place finish.  Great job!


Cali and her ribbons from the ASCA trial!  So proud of this little girl (and her mom).

Cali is deaf and has learned all the rally commands using hand signals.

We had a run off and…Tyko won the run off for High In Trial
The very first time in the Open ring and Tyko earned a 199 1/2 and first place!!Bend had a good day at the GSD obedience trial Beg. Nov title, Nov B 2 first place legs

Lissy earned her EXCELLENT Rally Title.


Millie earned her NOVICE Rally Title and came in First in her first Intermediate run.


Alle earned her Scentwork Advanced Interior title 12/13/20

Kipper gets his UD!

Sunfire’s Green and Gold, now has a UD as of 10-31-20 at CABTC Obedience Trial. So proud of Kipper!

Jennifer and Magic –  November 1  Happy Birthday to Magic! She celebrated by getting her third leg for Beginner Novice Obedience! Maywood’s I Put A Spell On You, CGC, TKN, BN. My sweet baby girl!

Jennifer and Magic –  October 31 Magic competed in her first trial, Beginner Novice at Cleveland All-Breed Training Club this morning. Two qualifying legs and 2 third placements. It was a high scoring class, she got 195 points out of a possible 200 each time.

Karen/Bend October 30, 2020  Bend had a great weekend at his first Rally/Obedience. Trial . Thank you CABTC for a great trial

Beginner Nov. 1 st leg

Scent Work Winnings for Allie and Bend!

Bend’s Working Certificate WC – October 2020

Millie takes the blue ribbon twice at her first Rally Novice A AKC competition on February 28, 2020




























Dash earns Rally Novice!

February 1 – We have had a very good day. First run we qualified with a 90, second run we took 2nd place with a 99. Apparently I can walk and read signs without falling on my dog. We have two chances tomorrow for that third leg and new title. — at Medina Kennel Club.  February 2 – Very proud to announce Dash got his Rally Novice title today! Theory Back In Black Dashiell, CGC, BN, CD, RN.


Rally Master Enzo receives his official Title Certificate!

November CABTC Obedience Trial

John Jasko and Enzo place 1st in the Novice A class! Way to go!

September 2019 Boomer wins Canada Grand Champion

Brenda & Jim Life’s Boomer is now an America and Canada Grand Champion,
and with the help of Rickey collect a ton of beautiful ribbons!

August 10 2019 – Carling gets a perfect 200!

At the Medina Swarm  ASCA trial, Carling earned a perfect 200 to tie for High in Trial from the Excellent class. She also earned her first leg towards her Rally championship, earning a qualifying score in Masters and Excellent and 10 points!

July 29, 2019 Beau-D is back!

We had a fairy tale weekend at the AKC Regional Qualifier for next years NOC. This was our first time back in the ring since last years NOC, Beau-D’s bicep tendon surgery and a long rehab. My hope was to qualify in all 6 classes. Beau-D did so much more than that! We ended up 2nd qualifier, High in Trial with a 199 1/2+ in UB on Sunday. We also took 2nd in UB on Sat, sandwiched between Petra Ford and Linda Brennan, and a 3rd one day in Open. All total around 50 OTCH points for the weekend. The run off in UB Sunday was against Peggy Bower and her wonderful Flynn (Beau-D/Ginny) and also having a successful weekend was Lisa Mitchell and Rook (Beau-D/Piper) ending up in 8th overall!! Such a great weekend, seeing lots of friends that I haven’t seen in a while and meeting new ones. Both clubs did a great job, with Williamsport going beyond and above with Beautiful Qualifying ribbons, colored pails, and a check!

August 11, 2019 Rally Dogs!

Molly earned 2 ASCA Excellent Rally legs this weekend with scores of 193 and 196!
Finn earned his 2nd ASCA Advanced Rally leg this weekend with a score of 180!

Aug 4, 2019 – Finn finished his AKC Open JWW title with a 1st place today at pinnacle dog sports

Dory turns into a fish!


Dory also took first place in the finals! After all the dives (in her division) she was ranked 2nd. The top 6 dogs got one last splash and she won it! Very proud of consistent dives on Thursday (we did 3) and today (we did 2). She got her 5 qualifying dives (and her championship!) (the handler still needs work 🙂

Cappi and Dory – Cwags Rally Trial June 30 2019

I’m in complete shock! First time we’ve entered anything!


Jan Niblock, with Finn & Molly have been very busy in June!  

June 23 at 5:46 PM ·Great Medina SWARM ASCA trial at Pinnacle Dog Sports this weekend!!! Finn finished his Open Regular and his Open Gamblers Titles.

June 19 at 6:39 PM · Finn earned first place Qs in both Open Standard and Open JWW today at the AKC trial at Pinnacle. He was a good boy considering he was there about 11 hours by the time he ran his last run. Thanks Mandy Moller for the fun courses!

June 19 at 2:19 PM · 

Finn finished his Novice FAST title today!

June 16 at 5:28 PM · 

Finn finished ASCA Novice Rally title on Saturday at the Medina SWARM Rally trial!! He was a very good boy! On Sunday, he tried Advanced Rally and earned 2 legs, 1 was a first place Q beating out Molly and the second was a 2nd place Q! I am very proud of how well he did for the first time ever to do Rally off leash!!!

June 16 at 5:25 PM · 

Molly earned her first 2 Advanced Rally legs in ASCA on Saturday, June 15, at the ASCA Medina SWARM Rally trial. Both first places. On Sunday at the same trial, she finished her title in ASCA Rally Advanced. Her last run was a score of 198. Very proud of my little girl.

June 9 at 6:18 PM · 

Yeah Finn!! Today was a good day at the AKC Pinnacle trial. He earned his first Qs in Open Standard and Open JWW both with 2nd places. Now if he would only put some of that speed he has in class in the trial, we would have 1st places 🙂 But I am very proud of my boy today.

June 8 at 7:42 PM · 

Fun day today at the AKC trial at Pinnacle Dog Sports. Finn earned his 2nd Novice Fast leg with a 2nd Place (was beat out of first by 2 points). They did a fun tunnelers game after the trial. Finn loved it. I took Molly because she loves her tunnels and she took first place with a big stuffed toy in the Amatuer 16″ division. She really loved that she was able to run from tunnel to tunnel.
Back tomorrow to see if Finn can get an Open Q. He only made 1 mistake on each course today so he is getting better.


May 19, 2019  Very excited for Amanda Phillips for finishing her UD today in Medina. Her German Shepherd, Sequel can be a challenge but is also a lovely girl! Mandy has been training with me for a while now, and I couldn’t be prouder. Many of you know Mandy from the gorgeous article bags she makes.
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Scentwork trial at Cleveland All Breed – Jeeter and I had a busy weekend trialing at Scentwork and also barn hunt in Portage County. He was very successful at scentwork earning 2 titles, Novice Buried and Novice Exterior. This completed his Novice Scentwork level. He also earned a leg toward his advanced container and found a rat down at Portage fairground in Cosmic K9’s first trial! A fun, but tiring weekend for both of us.

April 19 Rally Trial – Jen & Peanut’s first trial – got 3rd place in Novice.  Jan Niblock and Molly got their first leg in Excellent!  Way to go!
April 13 – Toledo Obedience Trial – Kipper and I (Coreen Cool)  finally got our CDX!
April 6 – Finn (Jan Niblock) earned his AKC Novice Standard with a 1st place and earned a Novice FAST leg with 62 points and a 1st place.

March 3, 2019  Jan Niblock:  Finn’s debut in ASCA Open today and he was awesome and even earned another High in Trial! He is really starting to come together.

Our students did great at the  RALLY LUV YOU trial in Medina.
Kipper earned his Rally Master Title on 2-2-19
Enzo earned his Rally Advanced title on 2-2 with a second place, then continued on to earn his Rally Excellent title on 2-3-19 with 2 first place showings also!  Go Enzo!

January 20

Molly finished her ASCA Novice Rally trial. She also finished her ASCA Novice Gamblers title.

Finn finished his ASCA Novice gamblers and Jumpers titles this weekend. He just needs 5 points to finish his Novice Regular

Finn and Molly have been working!  Medina Swarm Agility & Rally trials

Finn’s first time in the rally ring. Judge Kathryn Meyer awarded him his first ever rally Q in ASCA Rally at the Medina SWARM trial at CLErun in December, 2018.  Molly earned 3 first place Qs at the SWARM CPE trial.

December 2 – Finn earned 4 Qs this weekend at the SWARM CPE trial. 2 in Level 2 and 2 in Level 3. Molly is trying to see what is going on. She had a lot of fun also with a 64 point Jackpot Q. She beat Finn on that one with 9 more points.

Enzo Scores at the C-Wag Rally Trial December 30

Master Tucker!

Tucker earned his Master Standard Agility Title!

AKC Medina Rock n Ruff trial 10-20 and 10-21

First time at an AKC trial Enzo earned 2 Novice legs; Barney earned his Novice title and 1 leg towards Intermediate.  Sadie earned 2 legs towards Novice and broke a speed record for the course (along with getting 1st place!)   Jeeter earned 2 legs towards his RAE, and received High Combined.  It was a good day all around!

Barney and his Novice ribbons and TITLE at his first AKC trial, plus one leg in Intermediate!

Enzo and his Novice Rally ribbons also from his first time running AKC Rally.

and who says you can’t have fun at a trial?  Rock on!

C-Wags Trial at Fortunate Fido 10-20-18

This trial brought new titles, ribbons and legs to Kim and Lissy, Janet and Sadie, and Cindy and Razzle. Lissy placed First and Fourth twice in the Zoom 1 and Starter classes.  Sadie earned her Zoom 1 title.  Razzle ran well also and earned his ACE title.

Jan Niblock:

September 4 at 6:17 PM · Molly and I got a surprise in the mail today. Lori Fausett

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Molly & Jan Niblock – 1 year ago today, Molly earned her first AKC Rally Novice A Q and it was outside. Today, 1 year later, Molly finished her Rally Advanced A title all outside and off leash. I am so proud of her working off leash for her first time outside because of all those great smells, it was very, very hard.  Way to go Molly and Jan!

John & Ruth Jasko – First C-Wags Trial ever on July 29th!  Tucker came in 3rd and Enzo took 2nd!  Great job guys!
Jan Niblock – Molly”s first Q in CPE Wildcard

Finn ran for the first time in level 2 Standard in CPE and earned a 1st place Q. Yesterday he finished 2 CPE titles. CL1-R and CL1-S.

Judy Boone and Carling – 3 legs for Advanced and title, 1 leg in Excellent

Christy and Beau-D – NOC 2018

What a wonderful time we had at the NOC! It is a grueling competition for both human and beast members of the team! We made it to the Top 50, but not the Top 20 (around 25th I think). We had a pretty good morning going clean in all 8 right with scores ranging from -.5 to -8.5.

4 years participation in the AKC NOC; 4 years making the Top 50; 2 years making the Top 20 and all of this with only 1 NQ exercise (last year), that makes 71 times in the ring clean!!! I can not be more pleased with my partner, Mr. Beau-d! He’s officially a veteran and I’m a Senior handler but we hung in there–just got home and time for a NAP!!

I do have to thank everyone who cheered us on up close and from a distance! Thank you to all of those who volunteered their time to make this a wonderful even. Linda McDonald who was in charge of the workers did an awesome job!

Loved seeing Barb Mina and Brodie (who also made it to the Top 50), Oscar and Maska; Renee Machen and Stella (showing in Rally); Jean Spellman and Star (Rally-Beau-D/Stella); Emily Edling and Revel (2nd place in Adv. Rally) and If I forgot someone, I didn’t mean too! Beau-D is already snoring so I’m going to go join him!

Boomer won the Award of Merit at the Canadian Pointer Nationals. To. American/Canadian CH Oncore Solivia’s The Game Of A Lifetime CGC.       
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 Thank you to the TKC and to a wonderful panel of Obedience judges. Beau-D continues to amaze me with his consistency and attitude! We showed two trials, two classes each, two days. He won High In Trial and High Combined in all 4 trials (we had a run off with Jeanne Thomas and her wonderful Packer!). We brought home 7 Blue and 1 Yellow ribbon. I never take any of this for granted and love the time I have in the ring and training Mr. B! Next stop-the AKC NOC
Jeeter earned his Rally Master Title!
A great weekend at the Siberian Husky Club Trial (Cleveland All Breed)  – April 21, 2018 (Rally) and April 22 (Obedience)
A perfect 200!
 High In Trial at the 2nd Siberian Husky Trial!
High Combined
199 High in Trial and High Combined!

Sat. double obedience trial (Siberian Husky Club Trial), 4 Qs, 2 run-offs, winning one and losing to Flash (Beau-D’s sister) both with scores of 199! High in Trial and 2 High Combined, 3-1st places, 1 2nd!!!

Beau-D got to have fun again with Rosie!
Sunday we left for Central Columbus double trial, leaving at 4:30 AM. I was so thrilled to be awarded a perfect 200 from Suzanne Hemminger in Open. Beau-D’s 3rd 200! Open B second trial, 199! 4-1st places, 2 High In Trial, 2 High Combined.

What an awesome journey, Beau-D and I have been having since coming back in to the Obedience ring in March!

Thank you to all of the club members of both clubs for their hard work to put on trials for us!!

On April 20 with Jim Ham judging the Rally title Jeeter earned his 9th leg towards his Master Title with a 191 and Gloria earned a leg towards her Rally Advanced title.

Toledo Kennel Club Trial – April 15, 2018 (written by Christy Thomas)
Another great weekend for Team Beau-D! First of all, thank you to everyone at the TKC for all of your hard work to put on a great obedience trial!
Sat. 199 from Open B and 197 1/2 in UB, High In Trial and High Combine
Sunday: 199
Open B (Ted’s first ever 199!) and 198 1/2 UB
High in Trial (winning a run-off) and High Combine
Total of 47 OTCH points!

I get lots of wonderful compliments on Beau-D, on our smoothness and our relationship. I am always s
o humbled to be the team winning these awards. This never gets old and I never take it for granted. A day will come when we aren’t the team winning and that will be okay. At the end of the day, I have Beau-D and that is what is most important to me. Mr. B will be back in my classroom doing his therapy work this weekend and my HIT/HC ribbons will be used as rewards for my reading students! Love you Beau-D!
Youngstown Trial – April 6, 7, 8, 2018 (written by Christy Thomas)

Great weekend at YABTC obedience trial this weekend! Thank you so much to all of the club members who worked really hard to make this trial a success! So excited for my students,
Gloria Oravec and her Doxy Eddie who finished their Open A title today! It is much harder to be outside of the ring watching that it is being in the ring!!
Beau-D did great also! Winning Open B both days (198 1/2 and 199 1/2 today) and placing 2nd in UB today. These earned him High in Trial both days and High Combined today!! So proud of this boy! Love you Beau-D!! First thru 3rd in Open B today: Beau-D, Sysco (Skye son) and Flash (Beau-D littermate)–two Skye grandsons and
 1 Skye son!  Pretty cool!
March 31, 2018   Congratulations to Jennifer Baker and Dash for her first place, first Novice A leg!!
Cleveland All Breed Trial – March 10 & 11, 2018
This weekend there 
were several students from Canine Sports LLC, showing at CABTC Obedience/Rally Trial.
A big shout out to Glenda Martin and her Standard Poodle Q who took 2nd place in Open B earning her first OTCH point!! Q is her first Utility dog so I know she is floating tonight!
Amanda Phillips and her German Shepherd, came down to the directed jumping, when Sequel took the wrong jump. We’ve worked really, really hard to get Sequel comfortable in the ring and today, they did awesome!
Gloria Oravec and her Doxy, Eddie, had a really nice run yesterday! Again, lots of work going into getting Eddie showing to his best (Gloria too!) unfortunately, the little guy didn’t do his stays. Last week was their first Open A leg!
Coreen Cool and big Eddie (golden)had a few issues, but he always makes us smile when he gets his DB and comes bounding back! Coreen’s golden Kipper did well in Rally and Grad Novice, picking up several ribbons!
Jennifer Baker and her Standard Poodle showed for the first time in Novice A, and while they didn’t Q, Jennifer got her feet wet and there are many good things to come.
Merrilee Witmer showed her golden, Miles, in Grad Novice and while they didn’t Q they had some nice moments in the ring.
Marilyn Richards showed Ryzin in OB/UB and did very nicely. 
C-wags Rally Starters – October 2017 Judy and Carling, Jan and Molly
Ryzin is a NEW TD (Tracking Dog!!)
Congratulations to Marilyn Richards and Ryzin on earning a new TD title on Oct. 20, 2013!!! Wonderful!!
Gold’N’Point Skyefire Ryzin JH WC and new TD with mom (Marilyn Richards)
Christina Hirsch and Otis
Christina Hirsch and Otis completed their Excellent Jumpers Preferred Title on Oct. 13, 2013!! Way to go you two!!
Otis photo by Cathi Winkles

More Brags!

Feb. 10, 2013 Christine Hirsch and her Boxer, Charlotte earn their first Novice A leg at the Toledo Kennel club show–Way to go!!!! We are very excited about your accomplishment!

Christine and Charlotte earn a 2nd leg at Cleveland All-Breed!! All of your hard work is paying off!
Gloria Oravec and Dreamer earned her Starter Rally Title (CW-SR) at the CWAGS trial at Canine Sports. This team has many real nice runs!!
Christy and Beau-D earn their first Utility leg at the Fulton Co. show, earning a 194.5

Feb. 10, 2013 Beau-D and Christy earn their second High in Trial at the Toledo Kennel club out of the Open B class! They won a three way run off with a score of 198.5.
Beau-D, Christy with Judge Tom Masterson in the BOS ring at the IX Center

Beau-D (CH Morgen’s Lil’Bit of Skyefire TD CD SH WC CCA)

earns High In Trial at the IX Center Dec. 15, 2012. This was the first time Beau-D was in the Open class.

To earn High in Trial (HIT) a dog and handler must have the highest score in any of the regular obedience classes at a trial. If there is a tie, there will be a run-off between the two dogs–Beau-D had to win a run off to earn this HIT!


August 4th and 5th, Christy and Beau-D compete in the All Star Tournament in York, PA. Beau-D WON the Novice Dog class, beating over thirty dogs and loosing only 5 1/2 points out of 600.

Way to go Beau-D!!


On July 16th Gizmo (handled by Alyssa) got his CD title!!

CD – Companion Dog – is the first in the Obedience titles. You need 3 qualifying scores to achieve this title. It involves heeling on lead, figure 8’s, heeling off lead, standing for exam, recall, group sit of 1 minute and group down of 3 minutes.

CONGRATULATIONS to both Gizmo andAlyssa!!!

Gizmo and Alyssa July 16, 2010 CD title

On Sunday, July 11th Rylie earned her C-ATCH which is her CPE Championship!!! (CPE is Canine Performance Events.) The course was extremely challenging (e.g. doing the dogwalk twice with tunnels on both ends!) and the weather was hot (90 degrees) and sunny! Many dogs went off course but not Rylie who, in the style of a champion, was steady and true. Congratulations to Rylie and her human, Jan!!!

Diva brags……

In December 2009 Diva received the title of Outstanding Dam (OD) from the Golden Retriever Club of America! Diva had one litter of puppies who have earned numberous titles in agility, rally, obedience, conformation and field trials!! Ramona writes ” I am so proud of her puppies and the honor they have made possible for her.”
Diva in the weaves!

Brags for Gizmo
On Mother’s Day 2010 Gizmo got his Tracking Dog (TD) title!! A TD test is done to see how well a dog can track human scent and find the articles left for them. The dog follows a pre-plooted course that is between 440 and 500 yards in length containing 3-5 turns and is 1/2 to 2 hours old. It is a sport where you have to trust your dog!! His nose tells the way so you can hang on and go with your dog. Marilyn and Gizmo ran his track in 4 minutes!!!
Marilyn and Gizmo with his TD!

Starr at the Papillon Specialty 2009
Miss Starr and her ribbons!!!