Training Takes Energetic Puppy All the Way to UD
Donna Hartwig of Big Rock, IL, adopted Sissy when the pup was about 7 weeks old.
“She was so full of energy that I knew I would need to channel it some way or she was going to be trouble all the time,” she said.
Donna started Sissy in training classes as a puppy, and they had so much fun that they continued advancing all the way to their novice level CD obedience title.
“We finished that pretty quickly so decided to just keep on going and go through her Utility Dog title - the most advanced class. It has been a blast. We have learned together, both making mistakes at times but never giving up. What better than to be working with your best companion to reach a goal.”
Sassy Sissy UD received her title at the Car-Dun-Al Obedience Dog Training Club trial on Nov. 8, 2015. They plan to continue in obedience and start rally and agility classes. Sissy is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including mixed-breeds and rescues.