Suzy’s owner, Linda Patenaude, sent us an email today, thrilled with Suzy’s performance in her last CPE Nationals. She did great – check out the email from Linda, below.
Way to go Suzy and Linda! I am very proud of this wonderful team!
And “yay!” Kaedence! We work with her as well here at the clinic, exercising her on the underwater treadmill regularly. Good to see the focus work is helping.
“Well, Suzy’s last CPE Nationals has come and gone – she held up awesome, rocking her last class (Colors), going 8 of 9 in qualifying scores.
The heat and sun didn’t seem to bother her – of the 3 humans and 3 canines in the motel room, the only one of us bouncing out the door every day was Suzy! In her mind she was just getting ready to go play for another day!
She finished off in first place for the 20″ Specialist division for the Games and received a beautiful plaque. I’m very proud of my 13 year old. (Thanks so much to Debbie and the staff at Wizard of Paws for keeping her going)
“Kaedence had some nice moments and managed to grab that last elusive Level 3 Wildcard that we needed to finish off Level 3 – been chasing that one for over a year now – who would have figured we’d get it at Nationals. She had some scatterbrainy moments and some very nice moments going 3 for 9 getting the difficult part of the jackpot and then zipping off course. All in all her focus was good until she got tired. Not sure if her EPI affects her stamina (probably in some regards), but she didn’t even focus on the other dogs in the rings next to her and four of them were in a bunch which for her is a huge Q!!! (Thanks Lara for the focus work lessons)”
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So glad it went so well, Linda, and thanks so much for writing with this great report!