Smart Shelter Pup Inspires Owners to Compete with Great Results

Smart Shelter Pup Inspires Owners to Compete with Great Results

Greg & Mary Gouge of Florissant, MO, realized there was something special about Jada as soon as they met her at the shelter as a young puppy – and others noticed too. She excelled in her basic training classed and instructors encouraged them to pursue competitions. Even though, Greg & Mary had never shown dogs – or even thought about showing dogs – they entered Jada with great results. Today, she is Jada Mayhem CD BN RAE2  and has earned the top title in AKC Rally!

Greg & Mary adopted Jada from the Humane Society in St. Louis, MO, in late 2012 when she was 2 months old.

“From the very beginning, we knew this little girl was special,” Greg said. “My wife and I have both had dogs our while lives, but neither one of us had ever shown dogs.  We enrolled Jada in puppy class in January 2013 and from that class on, all of our instructors commented on how smart she was and encouraged us to show her in AKC events.” 

Greg decided to start with rally classes, and Jada loved them.

Jada earned her RAE on June 26, 2016, at the North St. Louis County Obedience Training Club (NCOTC) trial.  She earned one High Combined award while earning her RAE.  On Oct. 14, 2016, she earned her RAE2 at the Mound City Obedience Training Club (MCOTC) trial.  She earned three High Combined awards while earning her RAE2.  She has also earned the AKC Obedience titles of Beginning Novice (BN), Novice (CD - with 3 first place scores), and Preferred Novice (PCD).  She is currently in training for Open. 

Jada is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including mixed-breeds.