Elka's First Title! - Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums
General Training & Obedience All training and obedience questions, tips, articles go here

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
Paralibrarian
 
GingerGunlock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,142
Location: CNY
Dogs Name: Elka
Titles: NTD
Dogs Age: DOB 5-16-09
Gallery Pics: 1
Visit GingerGunlock's Gallery
Thanks: 22,844
Thanked 11,673 Times in 4,800 Posts
Images: 1
                     
Elka's First Title!

Kind of goofy, but still a training thing. Elka is now Elka V, NTD (Novice Trick Dog). She had to know 15 "easy" commands, signed off on by a witness, and now we have a title, certificate, and a "Do More With Your Dog" wrist band, as it's through Kyra Sundance's Kyra Sundance - Sundance Dog Team - Trick Dog Showsweb site. On to Intermediate! Then maybe I'll start earning some titles, too (Along the lines of CTDI [certified trick dog instructor]).


I told Elka she has a title now, but as it didn't earn her further treats or walks, she wasn't so impressed.

GingerGunlock is offline  
The Following 17 Users Say Thank You to GingerGunlock For This Useful Post:
Beaumont67 (08-21-2011), doberdeer (08-22-2011), dobes4us (08-23-2011), dragonflyz (08-23-2011), eegreen (08-21-2011), GrdnDelite (08-21-2011), Herb2relax (08-22-2011), jhowell (08-21-2011), Jonesy'sMom (08-21-2011), mangujowa (08-21-2011), melbrod (08-21-2011), namaily (08-23-2011), rocketdoc (08-21-2011), sam&macksmom (08-21-2011), tuxedojack (08-21-2011), VZ-Doberman (08-21-2011), Zeusy Boy's Mama (08-22-2011)
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 02:27 PM
Alpha
 
Tperkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 609
Location: TEXAS
Dogs Name: Sunking's Through the Rocks "Rocko"
Dogs Age: 10-16-2010
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit Tperkins's Gallery
Thanks: 582
Thanked 2,084 Times in 463 Posts
                     
Way to go! Congrats!


Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
-John Wayne
Tperkins is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Tperkins For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-21-2011)
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 04:24 PM
Alpha
 
adhahn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 952
Location: Alaska
Dogs Name: Remy
Titles: BH, IPO1
Dogs Age: Patrolling with the Angels
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit adhahn's Gallery
Thanks: 1,680
Thanked 2,896 Times in 719 Posts
                     
Congratulations!
adhahn is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to adhahn For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-21-2011)
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 05:37 PM
Alpha
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 6,652

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit VZ-Doberman's Gallery
Thanks: 9,189
Thanked 16,587 Times in 5,110 Posts
                     
Congrats to you guys!
VZ-Doberman is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to VZ-Doberman For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-21-2011)
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 05:42 PM
sufferin succotash
 
sam&macksmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 9,170
Location: Doberville
Dogs Name: Sammy and Mack
Titles: CGC,TDI,TT
Dogs Age: Sam-8 Mack-10ish
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit sam&macksmom's Gallery
Thanks: 8,914
Thanked 18,786 Times in 6,514 Posts
                     
Woo Hoo! Congrats on the accomplishment! Here's to many more titles!

Reputable Breeder Checklist: Here
DPCA: Here
UDC: Here
sam&macksmom is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to sam&macksmom For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-21-2011)
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 06:00 PM
Alpha
 
jhowell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,085
Location: Houston, Texas
Dogs Name: Beckham and Thurston (daschund)
Titles: Beckham is AKC pointed

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit jhowell's Gallery
Thanks: 2,781
Thanked 1,038 Times in 602 Posts
                     
Congratulations! What a smart girl. Go get em.

jhowell is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to jhowell For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-21-2011)
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 07:06 PM
The Baddest Dog
 
CuriousMoves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 745
Dogs Name: Riley, Phineas
Titles: CGN, RN, RA
Dogs Age: 6,4
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit CuriousMoves's Gallery
Thanks: 1,545
Thanked 1,116 Times in 530 Posts
                     
Send a message via AIM to CuriousMoves
congrats!!! way to go elka
CuriousMoves is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to CuriousMoves For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-21-2011)
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
Paralibrarian
 
GingerGunlock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,142
Location: CNY
Dogs Name: Elka
Titles: NTD
Dogs Age: DOB 5-16-09
Gallery Pics: 1
Visit GingerGunlock's Gallery
Thanks: 22,844
Thanked 11,673 Times in 4,800 Posts
Images: 1
                     
Thanks!

I know it's not a serious title like so many of you have (and so many of them, too!), but it's fun and engaging for both of us.

I mentioned tricks that Elka knows and that I'm teaching to her on the phone with my grandfather once, and he said something along the lines of "How 'bout that. When we had dogs, we never taught them anything, we just yelled at them."

GingerGunlock is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 08:38 PM
Eat Poo and Die
 
mangujowa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,193
Dogs Name: Niz
Titles: CGC
Dogs Age: 3.5
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit mangujowa's Gallery
Thanks: 5,734
Thanked 5,908 Times in 1,703 Posts
                     
Awesome! Congrats--you should post up videos of Elka doing her tricks!

The Princess and his Cookie Baker.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dobermansrule View Post
what can you do.... love them and bake them cookies.
mangujowa is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to mangujowa For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-21-2011)
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 09:10 PM
Like a Ninja
 
Jonesy'sMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,916
Location: Destin, Florida
Dogs Name: Jones, Jett, Steele, Aiko
Titles: 25, 20, bomb dog, and puppy
Dogs Age: Jones: 5 Jett: 2 Steele: 14 Aiko: puppy
Gallery Pics: 6
Visit Jonesy'sMom's Gallery
Thanks: 4,810
Thanked 11,939 Times in 2,945 Posts
Images: 6
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by GingerGunlock View Post
Thanks!

I know it's not a serious title like so many of you have (and so many of them, too!), but it's fun and engaging for both of us.
The way I look at it... A title is a title whether AKC/UDC/CKC/ Whatever else...

It means you are doing something with your dog and they excel at it!

Congrats on Elka's title and to many more... I hope you come back to say she can do all of the tricks in the book (I also have 101 dog tricks, but just been too busy to actually do those tricks)

~Summer~
Summer's Lost Ark Raider
MX MXJ MJB XF T2B CGC (ASCA) RS-E JS-E-SP GS-E
Jett von Pontiffhaus NA OAJ NF WAC IPO2 AD CGC (ASCA) RS-O JS-E GS-E CD RN

Elara's Aiko vom Herleven Puppy in training
Steele Fuzzy "Retired" Bomb Dog
Jonesy'sMom is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Jonesy'sMom For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-21-2011), sam&macksmom (08-22-2011), werecatrising (08-22-2011)
post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
Paralibrarian
 
GingerGunlock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,142
Location: CNY
Dogs Name: Elka
Titles: NTD
Dogs Age: DOB 5-16-09
Gallery Pics: 1
Visit GingerGunlock's Gallery
Thanks: 22,844
Thanked 11,673 Times in 4,800 Posts
Images: 1
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonesy'sMom View Post
The way I look at it... A title is a title whether AKC/UDC/CKC/ Whatever else...

It means you are doing something with your dog and they excel at it!

Congrats on Elka's title and to many more... I hope you come back to say she can do all of the tricks in the book (I also have 101 dog tricks, but just been too busy to actually do those tricks)
All the tricks in the book would be pretty cool! Some of them we already have nascent stages of, or variations. For instance, Elka doesn't ring a bell to tell us she has to go out. Nay, nay! She comes over and (typically after sneezing a couple of times, and stretching and raptor-yawning [which I should also put on cue]) says "out", as clearly as her doggie vocal equipment will let her. She also doesn't currently "wave", but does "Testify" that she's full of the Holy Spirit.

I guess I should videorecord some of this, huh?

I already have some wacky equipment requirements that the fiance may or may not be confused by. Just the other day I kind of idly said "I wish I had a hula hoop" (as we passed a moving-in college student with 3 hula hoops in hand). "Jump through a hoop" is one of the tricks, you see, but he looked at me weird, so I had to make some excuse about hula hooping being a good workout, which it is. I cannot, in fact, hula hoop.

GingerGunlock is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to GingerGunlock For This Useful Post:
GrdnDelite (08-21-2011), Jonesy'sMom (08-21-2011)
post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 10:35 PM
Good Gracious, Gracie!
 
GrdnDelite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,943
Location: Northern California
Dogs Name: Incredible Grace, Incredible A'Diva
Dogs Age: 3/08/2011; 12/3/2004
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit GrdnDelite's Gallery
Thanks: 15,441
Thanked 3,690 Times in 1,519 Posts
                     
I think this sounds like a LOT of fun! Congrats on obtaining a title for doing what is a lot of FUN for you & Elka.

Sounds like you need a hula hoop. (I can't make one go, either. Granddaughter is of the correct size to use them as a stiff jump rope, though.)

It should be good to be Dog.
GrdnDelite is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to GrdnDelite For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-21-2011)
post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 05:57 PM
Big Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 128
Dogs Name: Quinn

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit werecatrising's Gallery
Thanks: 17
Thanked 151 Times in 60 Posts
             
Congratulations! That sounds like a fun way to bond with your dog.
werecatrising is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to werecatrising For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-22-2011)
post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 08:43 PM
Alpha
 
Herb2relax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3,587
Location: Louisiana
Dogs Name: Tippy;CGC,TDI 8/02, Cujo 1/04, Kyrah;NJP, NAP 5/09 & Dexter 11/10
Titles: Loves of my life!

Gallery Pics: 6
Visit Herb2relax's Gallery
Thanks: 7,465
Thanked 3,949 Times in 2,236 Posts
Images: 6
                     
Congrats!


What would I do without them?
Herb2relax is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Herb2relax For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-22-2011)
post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 09:00 PM
Eat Poo and Die
 
mangujowa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,193
Dogs Name: Niz
Titles: CGC
Dogs Age: 3.5
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit mangujowa's Gallery
Thanks: 5,734
Thanked 5,908 Times in 1,703 Posts
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrdnDelite View Post
(I can't make one go, either. Granddaughter is of the correct size to use them as a stiff jump rope, though.)
Oh gosh, I remember doing that when I was TINY! I was thinking the other day, how easy it would be to make a leather jumprope, provided the leather was long enough. Handles on each end, instead of a handle and a snap.

The Princess and his Cookie Baker.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dobermansrule View Post
what can you do.... love them and bake them cookies.
mangujowa is offline  
post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 10:04 PM
Good Gracious, Gracie!
 
GrdnDelite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,943
Location: Northern California
Dogs Name: Incredible Grace, Incredible A'Diva
Dogs Age: 3/08/2011; 12/3/2004
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit GrdnDelite's Gallery
Thanks: 15,441
Thanked 3,690 Times in 1,519 Posts
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by mangujowa View Post
Oh gosh, I remember doing that when I was TINY! I was thinking the other day, how easy it would be to make a leather jumprope, provided the leather was long enough. Handles on each end, instead of a handle and a snap.
I Googled leather jump rope and have newly discovered that they are readily available and cost less than leather dog leashes.

I also have no clue how one knows what length is appropriate, though I have to guess it has to do with one's height.

It should be good to be Dog.
GrdnDelite is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to GrdnDelite For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-22-2011)
post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 10:07 PM
Eat Poo and Die
 
mangujowa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,193
Dogs Name: Niz
Titles: CGC
Dogs Age: 3.5
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit mangujowa's Gallery
Thanks: 5,734
Thanked 5,908 Times in 1,703 Posts
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrdnDelite View Post
I Googled leather jump rope and have newly discovered that they are readily available and cost less than leather dog leashes.

I also have no clue how one knows what length is appropriate, though I have to guess it has to do with one's height.
Yep--and how high you like to jump off the ground (how much you bend your knees). I can sort of jump rope with Niz's 6 ft leash! And I can decorate it to match Niz's collars


Sorry for the threadjack. :X

The Princess and his Cookie Baker.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dobermansrule View Post
what can you do.... love them and bake them cookies.
mangujowa is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to mangujowa For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-22-2011), GrdnDelite (08-22-2011)
post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
Paralibrarian
 
GingerGunlock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,142
Location: CNY
Dogs Name: Elka
Titles: NTD
Dogs Age: DOB 5-16-09
Gallery Pics: 1
Visit GingerGunlock's Gallery
Thanks: 22,844
Thanked 11,673 Times in 4,800 Posts
Images: 1
                     
Oh, I don't mind! "Jumping Rope" is actually one of the tricks for a more advanced title, if I remember aright

(that and I was like "oh! people are on my thread!" I'm just so needy.)

GingerGunlock is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to GingerGunlock For This Useful Post:
GrdnDelite (08-22-2011), mangujowa (08-22-2011)
post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 10:24 PM
Big Pup
 
kmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 44
Location: PA
Dogs Name: Dash (Doberman); Penny (Min Pin); Pearl (Pekingese); and LeRoy (Pekingese)
Titles: Pearl CGC
Dogs Age: 7; ?; 5; 2
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit kmes's Gallery
Thanks: 18
Thanked 46 Times in 27 Posts
     
Congrats!!!
kmes is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to kmes For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-22-2011)
post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 06:26 AM
Alpha
 
dragonflyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 7,761
Location: Upstate New York
Dogs Name: Tango and Stryker
Titles: CGC, AKC pointed
Dogs Age: 7/1/08, 3/20/11
Gallery Pics: 8
Visit dragonflyz's Gallery
Thanks: 10,290
Thanked 11,037 Times in 5,016 Posts
Images: 8
                     
Congrats!!! A title is a title.... It shows you have worked towards a goal and met it.

dragonflyz is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to dragonflyz For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-23-2011)
post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 06:54 AM
Alpha
 
ShelianDobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,443
Location: SW Michigan
Dogs Name: Wheeler, Spock, Fame
Titles: Wheeler - AKC GCH/UKC CH, RO3. Spock - AKC/UKC CH. Fame - AKC CH.
Dogs Age: Wheeler: 11/13/08 Spock: 07/10/13 Fame: 07/10/13
Gallery Pics: 17
Visit ShelianDobe's Gallery
Thanks: 2,734
Thanked 12,688 Times in 3,247 Posts
Images: 17
                     
Congratulations! I think it is wonderful that you titled Elka in something fun for both of you.

Shelly Wing
AKC GCH/UKC CH, RO3 Lyndobe's Wheel of Fortune, "Wheeler"
AKC UKC CH Windsong's Fortune Hunter v Shelian, "Spock"
AKC CH Windsong's Fame N Fortune v Shelian, "Fame"

ShelianDobe is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to ShelianDobe For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-23-2011)
post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 08:26 AM
Alpha
 
dobes4us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,159
Location: Strongsville, Ohio
Dogs Name: Kylee, Jinx & Blitz
Titles: CA, CD, NA, NAJ, OA, OAJ, AX, AXJ, MX, MXJ, RN, CGC, TDI
Dogs Age: 7, 3 & dob 1/11/14
Gallery Pics: 32
Visit dobes4us's Gallery
Thanks: 3,008
Thanked 2,575 Times in 2,018 Posts
Images: 32
                     
Congrats!!! Sounds like you are both having fun!

Sue & Crew
Kylee, Jinx & Blitz
Forever in our hearts:
Nike, Kobi, Malley, Chessie and Riggs
dobes4us is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to dobes4us For This Useful Post:
GingerGunlock (08-23-2011)
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
trick dog title

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome