Kable Dove
I am pleased and delighted to share that Kable and I finished our Rally Championship title in April 2021. We were on track to finish in early 2020 but had to take a required hiatus. Many thanks to Dee Dee Anderson's Dream Big training facility for her well organized, careful and thoughtful obedience and rally opportunities. It certainly helped to earn those last few pesky Rally Master points!!

Kable is now 9 1/2 years old and this title pretty much caps his competitive performance career. Except for obedience, he has attained the highest titles offered in Breed ( GCH), Rally (RACH) and Hunt Test ( Master Hunter Advanced- MHA.) He is one of only 4 Irish Setters to be awarded the MHA title and the only Irish Setter to be awarded the Master Hunter 13 title.

When he was four years old, he had a freak accident that fractured a vertebra in his sternum, but we were fortunate that with good rehab and careful comeback training, that his injury was only a blip in his competitive career instead of a derailment.. Many thanks to the Canine Rehabilitation Center in Walnut Creek who had him back in training after an eight month layoff.

Semi retirement will see us continuing our Tracking training with a goal of getting certified in the fall and trying our luck at attaining our TD and TDX titles. His current job is being a great mentor to my new, 5 month old Irish Setter puppy, Kanon. Yep..Starting all over again!! I call my Duo “Proven” and “Potential”.

I certainly would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that it took a village of fabulous trainers at ODTC to help me learn to train and compete with Kable. I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Hazel Olbrich, Barbara Henry, Lori Drouin, Lizanne Kaiser and Harriet Tucker for their classes and lessons these last nine years. The generous sharing of their time, knowledge, support and experience was invaluable to those of us who took advantage of the opportunity to learn from them.

Thank you to my Dream Come True boy! He gives me his best for that day and his best has been the stuff that wonderful memories and experiences are made of… You are my Heart Dog Forever, Kable.

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