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Lilly of Kirschway RAE CGCA, owned by  Jill Hubbard of Fairdale, KY, has earned the top title in AKC Rally competition – the Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) and also has passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen-Advanced test. It all started with puppy kindergarten!

Lilly is a rescued Great Pyrenees mix that joined Jill’s pack of two pure-bred rescued Great Pyrenees, Teddy and Pyrcie, 10 years ago.

“When she came to us at about 12 weeks old, we went straight into a puppy obedience class because I believe a good dog is a happy dog,” Jill said. “She immediately took to the classroom instruction.  And, what a great socialization tool!”

From basic obedience they moved into agility and then decided to extend their basic skills through Rally “because it is fun, easy to practice at home and the competition courses are interesting to maneuver around,” Jill said.

Jill enrolled Lilly in the AKC Canine Partners program for mixed-breeds and rescues and they started competing in AKC competitions.

“I am so very proud of our happy, full-out wagging tail girl because she worked very hard to earn her Rally Advanced Excellent title.”

Lilly was awarded the top title in AKC Rally during the Central Kentucky Herding Group Club rally trials held Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2015 at Agility Cues for You in Louisville, KY.

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