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Sunday, November 11, 2012

First US Trial for Judge Ivan Balabanov- Success for Akira and I

A couple weeks back we were fortunate to take part in the Florida Working Dog Association's IPO Trial in Gainsville Florida. Akira got High in Trial and we were extra proud of our partner Sandy and her dog Hannah who earned their IPO 1. Thanks to Mike Rivers and his group of Working dog Sportmen and women. It was a really well hosted event complete with Burgers and hot dogs at the end :) The whole event was well executed and the atmosphere was very encouraging.

What made this one even more special is that the judge Ivan Balabanov was judging his first US Trial. As you know I have been an avid follower of Ivan's system of training especially in Obedience. To have the opportunity for him to give an official Judge's critique was really something special. Ivan was very clear and helpful in his critiques and made everyone who did their trial feel comfortable and at ease. To have a Judge who has achieved so much as a competitor give the feedback like he did was very helpful.

Check out the video's below of Akira's High in Trial Obedience with 95 points and Protection 87 points. We are looking to trial again on Dec 8th & 9th in Florida again.

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