This message came from Janet Chardavoyne all the way up in Albany, NY.
Janet owns Dillon's Odds Favor Micah, whom we know as Micah. This young dog is just 2 years old in December. His sire is GCH Dillon's Evening The Odds Niklby CD RA, dam is Zena Princess Warrior.
"Micah has 2 new titles to add to his name! We were at the Springfield MA Cluster shows and I had him in Novice obedience & Rally novice on Sat & Sun. He qualified in both classes both days. Sunday he took 4th place in his Novice obedience class with a 188! Since he did so well at the National obedience I thought I would see if I could get him done. Now I will start him with open work. I have only put him in 3 sessions of classes and do minimal obedience work but he is very good at it. He is not so eager about Rally though. Scores were OK - 93 each day but I am not sure he gets that class. We don't train it really, just as exercises for obedience. Proud of him doing that in 3 trials and he looks pretty good.
It is nice to have a Dobe that likes obedience work! Keira has no use for it! I think the focus will come - part of it is stress as he hates making a mistake. He is afraid of the dogwalk now so will have to retrain. I will be getting him out other places this winter to build his confidence. Micah is a very slow maturing dog. Everyone is pushing their dogs out into the agility ring very early. There are times he has moments of brilliance. I have him entered in another obedience trial in novice - Lehigh Valley KC Dec 15. He can use the trial experience."
Janet also ownes and trains another dog, Keira. Keira is a DPCA Top 20 Agility Contender. If and when Micah goes into the Agility ring he will have a hard act to follow!
Here is a picture of Janet and Micah receiving their ribbon.