Bragging Rights

Catch up on the latest achievements of:

Jansim Abbey Rock UD CGC ADT RL-1 BN RATI RA Jansim Pup

(proud owner - Barb)

Debut...and Done!!

December 5th & 7th 2019 - Expo Center, Oaks, PA

Abbey had her Advanced rally debut this weekend and earned her title!
2 trials on Thursday (South Jersey KC, judge Jean Nocilly for both)
2nd place in the first trial with 99 and 2nd place in the 2nd trial with 100
Her 3rd trial was Saturday (Valley Forge KC, Judge Nancy Withers), 3rd place with 99

Utility Title...and yes...First Place

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - Philadelphia Dog Training Club, K9 Jym, Colmar, PA

Abbey completed her AKD UD title, qualifying in first place with a score of 195
Judge: Jean Nocilly
Completing this title in just 5 attempts is an amazing accomplishment and a true testament to the teamwork between Abbey and Barb

Utility Leg # 2 and First Place

Saturday, March 09, 2019 - Shetland Sheepdog Club of Northern New Jersey, Andover, NJ

Abbey earned her second utility leg in fne (and happy) style, qualifying in first place with a score of 195-1/2
Judge: Phyllis Broderick

Utility Leg # 1 and Second Place

Friday, December 14, 2019 - Lehigh Valley Kennel Club, Allentown, PA

Abbey started her Utility career with a-first-time-out success, qualifying in second place with a score of 193
Judge: Barbara Doering

Abbey ROCKS!!! - Starting the year on an amazing note

Sunday, January 19, 2018 - K-9 Essex Training Club of Essex County NJ, Inc, Verona, NJ

Abbey completed her Open Obedience career as she started it, qualifying in first place with a score of 193 to earn her AKC CDX Title
Judge: Phyllis Broderick

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Ending the year on a grand note

Friday, December 08, 2017 - Huntingdon Valley Kennel Club, Oaks, PA
Abbey's Open Obedience debut was a winning one, qualifying in first place with a score of 185
Judge: Bonnie Hornfisher

Friday, December 15, 2017 - Lehigh Valley Kennel Club, Allentown, PA
Proving that the first leg was no fluke, Abbey earned her second CDX leg with a very respectable 188 and second place
Judge: Marilou McCloskey

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..and Done

Saturday January 21, 2017 - Doberman Pinscher Club of the Tappan Zee, Flemington, NJ
Abbey completed her AKC Companion Dog title with scores of 195 (3rd place) and 194.5 (4th place).
Judge Esther Zimmerman

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Good start to a new quest

Friday December 16, 2016 - Lehigh Valley Kennel Club, Inc.
Abbey earned her first AKC Novice Obedience leg with a very respectable 194 and 4th place under judge Sara J Steele

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And Yet Another Title

Thursday September 15, 2016 - Pocono Mountain Kennel Club, Rally Trials - Macungie PA
Abbey completed her Rally Novice title with two first places and scores of 98 and 100 under judges Karen Wrey and Stephanie Podejko

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And Another Title

Sunday July 24, 2016 - Doberman Pinscher Club of the Tappan Zee, trial at Top Dog Obedience School - judge Mrs Marilou McCloskey
In Barb's words:

"Abbey didn't get into the ring until 5 pm. Yikes! BORING!!!!!!! However, she did herself [and me] Barb proud by qualifying for her 3rd leg (and her title) in begionner Novice with a 198.5 and second place.
People said said what a nice working terrier she is and the judge threatened to take her home. She is cute and plays the crowds well I must say."

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Another nice performance

Sunday July 10, 2016 - First Dog Training Club of New Jersey - judge Charles Marcantonio
Abbey earned her 2nd leg in Beginner Novice with a 199 and 2nd place (behind an incredible Golden). Given that they didn't get in the ring until 4:30, the room was crowded with dogs, there was no place to warm up and crates were in another building which was also crowded, Barb was rightly extremely proud of Abbey for holding it together.

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Learning on the job!!!

Sunday May 26, 2016 - Dawns K9 Barn Hunt Trials, East Stroudsburg PA
Abbey earned her first Novice Barn Hunt leg despite still being very new to the game.

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Of course she's a good citizen!

Sunday May 26, 2016 - Lehigh Valley Poodle Club
Despite being described as a "a doggy flower child " bt Barb, Abbey passed her AKC Canine Good Cirizen Test

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Multi-Talented Weekend

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - Allentown Dog Training Club trial, judge Pat Fallon
Abbey made another great debut, this time in AKC Rally Novice B, earning the first leg towards her Rally Novice Title with a score of 99/100 and first place

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - Dawn's K-9 Barn Hunt, judge Karen Cummins
Abbey earned her BHA instinct title readily as she indicated the rat tube pretty clearly
Nice going Abbey

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May 07, 2016, Philadelphia Dog Training Club, Colmar PA - judge Betsy Baird

Abbey made an impressive debut in AKC Obedience earning the first leg towards her Beginners Novice Title with a well deserved 199 and first place.

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March 19, 2016, CynoSport rally at the K9Jym hosted by Oakes K9 Training

Abbey ran in level 1B under judge Traci Isabella and qualified with 207.

In Level 2A she qualified with a score of 209 under Annette Murphy-Wales

Finishing with Excellence - October 24th, 2015

Abbey earned her Cynosport Rally RL-1 title at Oakes K9Rally trial, Colmar PA.
Since her she earned this in 3 classes and her first 3 Q's were 190 or above, she was also awarded a Level 1 Award of Excellence

No Surprise - Abbey is officially a Therapy Dog - October 15th, 2015

Barb sums up the three part process

"Last night Abbey passed her therapy certification!
To attain it, she underwent three nights of testing a a local nursing home which involved observations of her with patients, a small obedience test, handling by a stranger, observations of her interactions with other dogs, and an elevator trip in a small elevator filled with dogs/handlers (and the dogs were all a lot bigger than she is which just made her all the happier!).
I'm very proud of this little girl whose natural personality can be over the top with exuberance when she feels like it!!
She was GREAT with the old folks!"

Abbey is pictured practicing with a younger client getting her ready for the Reading to the Dogs program.

Alliance of Therapy Dogs - October 8th, 2015

Abbey did as well on the second part of her three part test as she did on the first.
This included dealing with a dimly lit room where an oxygen machine was making noises,
Good girl Abbey

Alliance of Therapy Dogs (was Therapy Dogs Inc) - September 24th, 2015

Barb says it best

"Last night was the first night of Abbey's therapy test. In Therapy Dogs Inc (now known as Alliance of therapy Dogs), testing is 3 days rather than 1 as in TDI, and 2 of those test dates must be in medical facilities.
I've done both tests (TDI and this one), and, in my mind, this is a better indicator of how a dog will actually do as a therapy dog.
The dogs first undergo a hands on screening with the tester-similar to TDI to see how they greet a stranger, how they do with ears touched, paws touched , tails grabbed. Small dogs are picked up and hugged closely as some of the patients try to do.
Then you have to show just basic obedience skills: heels, turns, sits. Other dogs are around during these first exams.
Then you go out on the floor to visit patients, and the tester has a checklist of things to look for with you and with the dog.

I can't tell you how proud I was of Abbey...she was a rock star!!!! She has a high spirited nature (to say the least), but, despite some initial excitement over seeing the other dogs(including her basset playmate), she was absolutely wonderful with the tester and even more wonderful with the old folks at the nursing home.
One woman who was crying out for help stopped doing so the minute she saw Abbey and put her arms out to her. I put Abbey on the bed next to her, and she was so gentle with the lady who just loved her and the attention.
Abbey wasn't phased by wheel chairs or any other sights and sounds seen/heard in a nursing home even though she's never been in one before.
Amazing how dogs can sense these things! "

WCRL (World Cynosport) Sanctioned Indoor Rally Trials - K9Jym, Colmar, PA - September 13th, 2015

Abbey made her official competition debut in two Cynosport Rally Trials and a very nice debut it was too.

With a score of 205, and first place in the first trial (she earned the bonus on that one) and 197, second place in the second trial.

I believe this was also Barb's debut in the sport of rally so kudos to a great team.

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