April 30, 2018
Lil’ Bitz make great training treats. Here Lilly and Hank are practicing for their trick dog titles.
Entirely Pets loves supporting Team Lillysauras in all of their endeavors. Go team Lillysauras, keep striving for the best!
April 14-15, 2018
Hank ran in his second Fast CAT this weekend, and he willingly and happily chased the lure. He ran the 100 yards in 11.19 seconds on Saturday converting to a speed of 18.28 mph and a time of 11.076 on Sunday converting to a speed of 18.47 mph. He is now a little over a third of the way toward his BCAT title. Hank and his trainer spent the weekend practicing the lure and building up his confidence.
March 25, 2018
Hank Fast CAT update: Hank decided that chasing the lure was not on his agenda for Sunday morning. Hank has lure coursed in the past, so his human thought he wouldn’t have any trouble with this, but they were mistaken. A Fast CAT is run with one person releasing the dog and have another person at the other end of the 100 yards catching. The group had set up snow fence to make a chute so the dogs would be safe. Hank was nervous and immediately turned back. So, he got a no time. He was taken back to watch the lure and he seemed to be excited, so for the afternoon run, he was paying attention and watching the lure, but again turned back. At a second attempt at the lure, Hank finally ran, after some hesitation, to the sound of his trainer’s voice. Hank ended up getting the slowest time in history because of all the running back and forth he did on the second run, but he did finish.
March 17, 2018
Lilly was playing ball in the yard when she came up limping. After a trip to the vet it was determined that she had very likely broken her toe. This dog does everything at breakneck speed, so a broken toe was not terribly surprising. Crate rest for the next 5 weeks? This was not going to be easy or fun for anyone. Lilly doesn’t do rest.
Because her trainer had already entered her in three Fast CATS (Coursing Ability Tests) where a dog runs 100-yard dash while chasing a lure dragged along the ground, the club holding the event let them substitute in the beagle!
Photo credit: Kyle Mikel
February 17-19, 2018
Colorado Kennel Club Dog Show and NADD Event
In order to earn an automatic invite to the Eukanuba National Championships the dog had to finish first or second in their division based upon the average of all qualifying jumps. Lilly finished third with an average of 21 feet. She did have a new North America Diving Dog (NADD) personal best jump of 23 feet!She hasn’t hit the 23 feet mark in well over 2 years, since she injured her groin muscle. Her human has worked hard to build her core strength and conditioning. Her enthusiasm and happy personality made her a crowd favorite, and even without the invite her human could not have been prouder of the effort and heart she put in each and every moment on the dock.
October 6-8, 2017
Lilly competed with North America Diving Dogs (NADD) the weekend of October 6-8th. She jumped well, earning 5 legs toward her dock senior advanced title and 4 legs toward her dock master advanced title. Her best jump of the weekend was 21’5.” She finished the 2017 NADD season with a 21’7″ average. She is the 67th ranked Labrador Retriever and 153rd overall. She has earned her invite to the 2017 AKC Eukanuba National Championships in Florida the third week in December in the Master division. Lilly has such powerful heart, she has battled back from injuries and still loves playing on the dock!
August 7-9, 2017
Lilly competed with Splash Dogs at the Larimer County Fair and had a great time on a very rainy and soggy weekend. She didn’t jump as well as she can, the footing on the dock giving her some trouble, her best jump being an 18’ 6” jump. She did make finals finishing 5th in Semi Pro with just over an 18’ jump.
Two weeks later she competed at the DockDogs event at the Wyoming State Fair. She was chosen as one of the demonstration dogs for the event, where she got to show the crowd the different disciplines of DockDogs. She demonstrated Speed Retrieve which is a timed event with the dog running from the 20’ mark on the dock, jumping into the pool and retrieving the bumper suspended at the end of the pool. She also got to demonstrate the two methods of distance jumping or Big Air. One is the place and send where the handler throws the toy in the water while holding the dog. Then takes the dog back on the dock and sending the dog down the dock into the water after the toy. The other method is the chase method where the dog is placed in a stay while the handler goes to the end of the dock, calls the dog and then throws the toy (hopefully right in front of the dog’s nose) and the dog chases it out into the water. Hopefully creating longer jumps.
Lilly finished 5th in speed retrieve with a time of 7.203 seconds and 4th in Semi-Pro Big Air Finals with a jump of 19’3”. Her best jump of the weekend was 21’2”
June 28th, 2017
June 5, 2017
Lilly competed in her first National DockDog event of the season this past Saturday! She was consistent with her jumps – and kept nailing a whopping 20 foot jump! This sweet girl had great jumps throughout the day, and ended up winning her first ever semi-pro finals for the big air jump! Go Lilly! This sweet girl is back on her game, and ready to take on summer!
May 22, 2017
After a long road of rehab, miss Lilly is finally back in the pool! She had a fun time competing in Colorado this past weekend, and everyone was impressed with how well she did! Lilly was set to go for her first jump, and flew a fantastic 21 feet and 8 inches! She also competed in the Speed Retrieve event and came in 6th place, breaking the 7 second mark for the first time this year. We are so happy that Lilly is back to doing what she loves and thank her human for all the love and care she devotes to this sweet pooch.
March 1, 2017
Lilly and Hank had a fun time at the beach!
February 23, 2017
Lilly is finally back in the pool! She acquired an injury last year, but her human spent tons of time working with her on her rehabilitation – and now she’s ready to get back to where she was! Over the weekend, Lilly had a great comeback. Jumping nearly as far as she had before or accident. This devoted pooch has also qualified for the AKC Eukanuba National Championships in Florida. Congrats Lilly!
April 4, 2017
Lilly has been given the green light of health from her vet! Hurrah! We are so happy to hear that her hardwork (and her human’s) paid off in her recovery. Sir Hank is happy as always, and beginning his training to be a lure course pooch.