Tanner's greeting

Join me on my journey as I grow to become part of my pack/family. We'll have a lot of fun along the way! Hopefully, I can make you laugh.

Sunday, July 17, 2011



I have been super busy since I last posted.  Mommy and I went out on Friday night to see a training facility that we are interested in going to.  And we went out on Saturday to my first Rally Trial.

I’ll tell you all about the new training place tomorrow.  Today, I want to tell you about the Rally trial.

Mommy and I had to get up early to be there by 8:30 am.  We took our walk early then Mommy put my seat belt on and put me in the big car.  I am getting pretty comfortable in her car.  It has a lot of room for me to relax.


We drove for about 40 minutes and this is where we ended up.  We still weren’t sure where we were supposed to go from her.  I was excited and Mommy was carrying my porta-crate.  We must have been quite the sight.


Magnum’s Mommy was just coming in from her car when we got to the door, so she showed us where to put my stuff.



Mommy set up my crate beside Lucy’s and she put out my water and we prepared for the day.


First, Mommy went to the briefing meeting.  The man in the blue shirt is in charge.  He told all the mommies what was going to happen.


Then they started running trials.  My buddy Magnum was in Level 1.  Here he is getting started with his Mommy. 


Magnum did really well.  By the end of the weekend, he had earned his Level 1 title.


Then it was Lucy’s turn.  Here she is with her Mommy getting ready to go in the ring.  She is so focused and so is her Mommy.


Lucy did really well too!  I know that she won her Level in the second set of trial, but I have not heard from her Mommy how she did the rest of the weekend.


And then, there was me!  You may be asking:  “but how did you do, Tanner?”  Well, Mommy says I did really well.  She said that the best part of the weekend was the time we got to spend together having fun.  We cuddled and I got petted a lot. 

Mommy also said I behaved really well.  Usually, when I am close to other dogs, I want to play.  But I was a really good boy and I just laid down and rested… right beside Lucy and Magnum.  Mommy was really proud of me.

Oh, and how did I do in the ring.  Well, first I have to say, I was the only one in the Puppy trial.  But I did pretty well.  I pulled on my leash a lot, and I had 2 crooked sits.  But I got 3 points on my bonus.  My score was 190!  I qualified!!!!

And I got this:


I think I had a pretty good day.   Mommy says we need to work on my focus a bit more (what ever that is).  But she is super proud of me. 

Hope you all had a good weekend too!

Puppy Kisses,



  1. Pretty ribbon! Congrats on acing the trial!! I am sure you did great - it's so hard to focus with all the other doggies around, isn't it?!

  2. Wowserz, Tanner! I love the blue ribbon! Congratulations, my friend!

    Woofs & hugs,

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  3. That is a mighty fine ribbon Tanner! Congrats!

  4. Hey Tanner,

    Congrats buddy - that's a great ribbon! And what's wrong with crooked sits?! I love doing them, Mum thinks they're really cute! :) Mum calls them my 'sloppy sit' - maybe they should just include it in the test as you've already practised them?! Tee Hee

    Glad you had so much fun,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  5. Way to go, Tanner!!!

    Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack

  6. Way to go Tanner! Congratulations on the pretty ribbon! :)