Monday, October 9, 2017

Beginner Novice Video!

Good Monday Morning Furiends!

We have a video to share with you today
My class instructor took this the day I completed my
 Beginner Novice Obedience Title

First we will give you a run down
 on what we have to do to earn this title

1. Heeling Pattern - will include a fast, slow, turns and halt with automatic sit. The signs tell us which to do

2. Figure Eight - we must do a figure eight pattern around two people with two halts at judges command. Automatic sits are expected with each halt. 

3. Sit for Exam - a sit stay while mom at end of leash and judge walks up and touches head. Must stay until mom returns to heel position

4. Sit Stay -  must stay in sit stay while mom walks around the perimeter of the ring and returns

5. Recall - Stay until called - sit in front not required but must stop close enough for mom to be able to touch me. 

We start with 200 points. Points are deducted for tight leash, poor/no sits, extra commands, excessive sniffing, poor teamwork. Breaking stay, not coming on command will disqualify you. You must get at least 170 pts. to qualify. Three qualifying scores earn that the title.  

I got my first two "legs" last year. We tried to finish the title once in March and twice in June. Twice I broke my stay and the third time I did not come close enough to mom on the recall. So we worked a lot on those two things in preparation for this trial in August. 

I qualified and finished the title with a score of 190.5!  

You will hear the voice of our instructor later in the video

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel


  1. You are a champion!!! I lovem it how fabulous you acted (2:44)... stay is the greatest problem here... I think I would lose all points because I'm always glued at the back of the mama... BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO!!!

  2. Great job, Mabel! Looks like you must have practiced very hard to do so well. You make it look easy. I would have definitely failed due to "excessive sniffing" -- ha ha! Please make sure you get extra treats today per Sid. :)


  3. Oh WELL DONE've done a wonderful job of training Mom, she does the obedience work so well!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Wow, was that ever impressive! There's no way I could do that sit/stay thing! You are AWESOME!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  5. OMD< I can't even imagine the hours of training this takes.
    Congrats on getting your Title.
    Well done.
    xo Astro

  6. Hari OM
    Brava brava Mabel!!! Oh I's so impresserated, you got mum doing everything in the right place at the right time!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. You did an awesome job, Mabel, and I am so proud of you! You and your mom are the perfect team!

  8. Mabel OMCS OMCs I think you deserved 87 million points just for sitting there while your Mom walked around and NOT moving. WTG girlfriend OMCs bravo and standing ovation.
    We are so proud of how well you trained your mom. MOL
    Yep I do have something to take for my tummy but it is in pill form...I hate pills. Mom had the vet check into whether or not the Cerenia can be compounded into another form. OMCs it can but it is $250.00 for a month's supply so we'll stick to the pills
    Hugs madi very proud BFFF

  9. Way to Go, Mabel! You look so pawfessional.

  10. Thank you for your sweet words today.

  11. Oh my gosh Mabel!!! I am ao proud of you and your mom! Just look at what you have accomplished! You look so proud Mabel as you walk beside your mom, doing all those things! You have learned so much... And we can tell your having fun,,, and your mom is too.. You both are living life and having a good time!
    Watching the video gave me goose bumps!!!
    And Mabel your sooo beautiful! The teacher was proud of you too! Thank you for sharing this!!! Excellent! Your a super star!

  12. Oh, Mabel - that was just awesome!!!!! We bigified the video so we wouldn't miss a detail. We don't think we could ever sit that long while Mom went off for a stroll:) Congrats on that amazing score!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  13. You did GREAT! I especially love when you circle around the little people.

  14. I LOVED THIS!!! Lots of cheers for a job very, very well done!! Mabel, you looked so "professional and polished," and I really think you could teach our crew a thing or two, or three or four!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!

  15. You totally rocked Mabel!!!
    Arty(Jakey and Rosy too!)

  16. Woo Hoo! You were amazing!! I can't believe that your Figure 8 was between two small humans. We would have flunked that one for sure. We agree that you were EXCELLENT!

  17. Woo-hoo, what a pawsome job, Mabel. Way to go. Canine-grats on a job well done.

  18. Good job with the figure 8 pattern around the two leggers. You were pawsome in the video

  19. Congratulations! I really want to put an obedience title on one of my collies!

  20. Congratulations on that great score!! I'm so impressed you could do all these tricks.. I'm going to show my mum and see if she can do some of these with me..
    The problem is she can be a bit difficult to train at times, but I'll do my best!! ;)
    Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

  21. Wow! You're doing great! Maybe when my ghostwriter's knee is all healed up, she will be able to take me for walkies again and work on obedience.