New AKC Champion Tracker Charlotte

Huge Congratulations to Theresa Coles and her Clumber Spaniel Charlotte, who recently passed their AKC Variable Surface Terrain Test in Bellingham at Western Washington University with the Chuckanut Dog Training Club.  This final test makes Charlotte an AKC Champion Tracker, adding to her already existing TCH with the CKC, making her a champion squared! Wonderful[…]

Well Earned UTDX Title!

Cathy and Whisky created quite a sensation when they passed their CKC Urban Tracking Dog Excellent Title in extraordinary circumstances in Courtenay in May. Whisky worked his way through a children’s Sports Day event, through children kicking soccer balls, off leash dogs and family picnics, finding all 3 articles along the way.  The team arrived[…]

New UTD Tracking Title

Congratulations to Gisela and Kaid, who earned his CKC Urban Tracking Dog Title earlier this spring in Victoria. This has been a successful year for Kaid, who started tracking at 4 months old, and received 3 titles before 18 months of age!  Gisela keeps tracking with Kaid just because he has so much fun.  

New AKC TD Title

Congratulations to Kathryn Uunila and Toby who recently got their AKC TD Title in Wenatchee, Washington.  An exciting speedy track in the sagebrush wilderness east of Wenatchee!    We came up the start flag and Toby sniffed his sock… he checked out the area around the start flag, sniffing a few sage bushes suspiciously, and[…]

New AKC TD Titles

Congratulations to three of our teams who recently passed their American Kennel Club Tracking Dog Tests with flying colors in windy conditons!  The Tracking Trial was hosted by the Chuckanut Dog Training Club in Bow Washington on March 6th.    

Beth Arnold and Cooper

“I sought Maureen’s help with my young rescue lab, Cooper, who was very reactive on leash. Joggers, strollers, skateboarders and especially other dogs were all triggers which made walking in our neighbourhood a daily challenge. During our initial in-home consultation I noticed an immediate difference in Cooper, and Maureen left me armed with the skills[…]

Margaret and Truffle

When I first contacted Maureen, I had had my dog Truffle, a Thai Ridgeback / heinz 57 mix, for a little over a year. I got her as a puppy, a rescue from California, I had done just one puppy class and I thought everything would be just fine… (I know, I know…) Of course[…]

First AKC TD Title of 2016

Congratulations to our very own Lori Daniels and Rodin ‘Rody’ who passed their AKC TD Tracking Test on Sunday. Our team’s first Tracking Test Pass of 2016! A beautiful track by Lori and Rody at Bow Washington Rody’s official name is now Sunfire’s Dogwood CKC TD AKC TD  

Welcome to K9 Leadership

Welcome to the K9 Leadership website! I hope you find it easy to navigate and inspirational to look at. As my first posting on the dog blog, I wish to convey my thoughts on the human dog relationship. I think it is fitting that the human lead the dog through the social manners of the[…]