Margaret on October 17th, 2015

Kybo Calypso Kid, a Tibetan Terrier and new to the island attended a puppy socialisation class on October 17th. The class, organised and held by The Barbados Dog Training Club was just for puppies to help them socialise with other dogs, people, the environment. This is so very important for puppies. Puppy breeds such as […]

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Margaret on July 10th, 2015

Barbados Dog Obedience trials end for first half of 2015 There were 2 trials, one on June 25th and the other on July 8th. On June 25th several dogs achieved various legs of the Novice (C.D.) Obedience. Jenni Wilson with her Boxer Riley successfully completed the final leg and Riley now has the C.D. title. At […]

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Margaret on June 30th, 2015

Here is Ch. Chepam Valentina at Calliope. She is a 17 month, soon to be 18 month old, Bouvier Des Flandres. She has achieved 2 (out of 2) Best Puppy in Show and 1 Reserve Working Group win. 3 Challenge Certificates out of 3 shows from UK judges Tom Mather, Geoffrey Corish and Derek Smith. […]

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Margaret on June 16th, 2015

Basic obedience training is essential to dogs. Competitive obedience is also great as it can be fun for the handlers as well as teaching the dog new exercises. But not all dogs and handlers enjoy competitive obedience where they do the same repetitive exercises, like come, heel, sit, down, stand and stay. Yes, they get […]

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In between the March 25th dog obedience trials and the new obedience training classes starting end April, the B’dos. Dog Training Club slipped in another trial on April 22nd for Novice, Open and Utility. I was not there as Isabelle, my Bouvier Des Flandres, was in season. Congratulations to Zoe Marshall who achieved the CD […]

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March 25, was the date for the first obedience dog trials in Barbados for 2015. A lot of very keen contestants. There were no passes in the Utility and CDX and only 2 dogs competing at each of these levels in the trials. There was keen competition for the CD title and 11 dogs were […]

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Dog training classes for the CD (Novice) Obedience title had a large record number of participants for the September, 2014 class at Waterford. Some of the dog breeds there were German Shepherd, Boxer, mixed breeds, rescues, Bouvier Des Flandres, Golden Retriever, and Labrador Retriever. In earlier days, a CD class might only have attracted 3 […]

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Barbados and Top Dog Trainers I believe it was a record number of participants in the Waterford’s B’dos. Dog Training Club’s ring on Wednesday, July 23rd, all trying for CD legs and the CD title which is achieved after three legs of the CD trials are passed under different judges. Eleven people entered, and ten […]

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Chepam Valentina (Isabella) came first in class in the Saturday morning, June 21st, trials with The Barbados Dog Training Club’s Beginner Obedience Course. This course is just a basic one and the dogs on it are kept on leash for the trials. I understand a Labrador came first in the Thursday class trials. Izzy will […]

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On Saturday, April 26th, The B’dos. Dog Training Club held trials for the CD (Novice), the CDX (Open) and the UD (Utility) at the Waterford grounds. Training at these levels goes beyond the simple commands like come, sit, down, stay that some trainers in Barbados do as all the above trials have off leash exercises. […]

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