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Welcome to Wendy's Blog!

Wendy Beard: Mother, Dog Trainer, Agilty Competitor, AAC judge, Engineer, Photographer.

Wendy lives in Carp, Ontario, just outside Canada's capital.

Tag Archives: dogs

Indy: 5 October 2005 to 15 September 2012

Indy was taken from us very unexpectedly early on Saturday morning, 15 September 2012. We have no explanation why, yet. She hadn’t been ill at all. She just suddenly became unwell and died on the way to the emergency vet. We are hoping for some answers in the next couple of weeks. We’ll miss you, […]

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ATChC Ivan!

Ivan earned his MGDC, ATChC and Bronze award of Merit at ADSC on June 28th 2012. What a clever boy!

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Tanja – 27 May 1999 to 17 April 2012

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Triple Q!

Back to your regular scheduled program of Dog Agility This past weekend, we went to the St Lawrence Valley Dog Club’s first agility trial just outside of Winthrop, NY. It was a very small trial but a lot of fun. Still Ivan found something to be scared of, starting with the head-set and voice box […]

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Steeplechase Gold

That’s 100 Qs!!!! Tyra earned number 100 at Wimberway Farms in Powassan. Jennifer Laird & I were judging at a very small but cozy trial just outside of North Bay.

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New Title for Ivan

On Saturday at Morningstar in Kingston, Ivan earned his 10th Master standard Q which gave him his Expert Standard Bronze award. Good boy Ivan!

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A Good Start

Our first trial of the New Year is over and already Ivan has earned himself a couple more titles. At Morningstar in Kingston this weekend he earned his Master Jumpers and Master Snooker titles! Tyra pulled off Qs in the first two standard runs of the day to earn her Gold Award of Merit (50 […]

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Looking Back on 2009

2009 was a good year for us competition-wise Ivan started competing in agilty at the end of April, just before his 2nd birthday. Between then and the end of November, he earned 15 agility titles in three venues (AAC, CKC and AKC) plus 2 Rally novice titles (CKC & AKC) I am absolutely blown away […]

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Tyra gets her CD!

At the Ottawa Valley Golden Retriever Club Obedience trials this past weekend (31st October – 1st November 2009), Tyra got her three legs for her CD with two first place ribbons! She had her “Tyra” moments, like trying to stick her nose in the judge’s cosmetic bag on the table and flipping the judge’s hand […]

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Pumpkin Time

Ok – so this is my first ever attempt at carving a pumpkin. The template came from the online site of  “Better Homes and Gardens” and is supposed to be a German Shepherd Dog. Here’s Armin modelling next to the finished pumpkin for comparison

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