2018 and 2019
The girls have continued to add titles to their names. Queso is not also Trick dog titled after earning her novice and intermediate titles and now has over a year of Therapy dog visits to the Helen B. Hoffman library where she is part of their reading to the dog program.
After her liter in 2017, cricket went back into agility training and has started competing a little and already earned her first leg in Novice standard. Cricket is taking time off for a litter before we start competing seriously, we hope to have her ready for competition in December 2019. We are aiming for Agility titles and Tracking titles for 2020 and to start preparing for the Golden Retriever National to be held in Florida the end of 2020.
2016 and 2017 have been busy years. Queso has added to her titles and is now Kilowatt’s Jalapeno Popper TD,NAP, NFP, CGC and has completed her Therapy Dog Testing and is clear to start visits. Queso was bred twice as we desperately wanted a puppy from her but so far it does not seem that it will happen.
Cricket joined us from Goldrox Goldens in August of 2015 and her training in both tracking and agility started right away. She has also shown promise in the Conformation ring. Cricket has also passed both her CGC and TDI testing She is a very fun little girl to work with and has the best work ethic of any dog I have ever had. Cricket is always up for anything she considers play time.
February 2015: Finally decided to enter a TD test before our certification expired. Entered the Mid-FL GR TD/TDU test and PASSED! on our first attempt. Queso is now Kilowatt’s Jalapeno Popper TD, NAP,NFP
On to TDX training, moving up to regular agility classes and starting formal obedience training so hopefully more to come…..
December 2014: We finally put it all together and completed our Novice Preferred Standard title in Miami. Queso is now Kilowatt’s Jalapeno Popper NAP
WOW….we entered a new class FAST and Queso earned her Novice Fast Preferred title in 3 straight tries in one weekend in W. Palm Beach the end of December. Queso is now Kilowatt’s Jalapeno Popper NAP, NFP
Next stop Davie, FL in January 2015.
June 2014: After taking some time off to recover from surgery we are almost ready to hit the agility ring again. June 21 and 22nd we will be in Arcadia to hopefully complete Queso’s Novice title. The following weekend, June 28 and 29th we will be in Orlando for our first DACOF competition.
The last of our certifications has been done. Queso has passed her heart and eye checks. Hip and elbow x-rays also look good and are awaiting the official grading by OFA. It looks like there WILL be little “Cheese-Its” in the future.
April 2014 WHOOT! WHOOT! Queso is now certified to take her tracking test. She has proved to the judges that she knows why she is out in that field. Now to find a test this fall or winter and hope we get in.
January 2014, Davie, Fl. Queso entered her first agility trial. She now has 2 legs of her Novice Standard Preferred title with a 2nd place finish on Saturday and 1st place finish on Sunday.
Treasure finished her AKC Championship August 23rd in Atlanta going WB/BOW under Christopher Neale!!!