I know I still have one good cry in me … we have been way to busy over the weekend, so I have not processed it yet …
Years of hard work.
Road blocks over and over in our way.
Injuries 5 weeks before trial.
Hours, days, weeks and months and now years of dedication…
I have completed my first IGP3.
WE HAVE COMPLETED IGP3.
Zeal and I. And all those, who supported us along the way.
• V Zeal Best Of The Gods IGP3, kkl H.O.T. •
He is the most dependable creature I have ever met.
I have shared before, how Jesus gave Zeal to our family. Miracle story that only Jesus could plan and he has been such a blessing.
Zeal, I’m so proud of you and our work together. I was not even sure if were going to enter this trial, since you got injured a few weeks before. At the time when we were support to buckle up and go hard core trial-prep, your injury did not allow you to put almost any weight on your foot. And then we brushed off your training only 9 days before the trial.
Dirt was newer and not your favorite surface to track on, and if you would not complete the last article, we would not make it … but we did and moved on. Step by step we did it!
As our non-German shepherds friends always ask:
“Explain what all this means” —> we achieved the highest rating level of working title in the German Shepherd world - 3 phases in 1 day - TRACKING, OBEDIENCE, PROTECTION (bite-work).
Zeal … I am so grateful for you … you are a gem and absolutely perfect for us … and what is incredible to see, that you’re passing along your great qualities to your offsprings. The even keel clear head, your steady drive, and amazing correctness. We will see your impact over the next generations to come … it’s invaluable … thank you, thank you, thank you
There are a lot of people to say “thank you to” … you know who you are …
… but there are 3 people, who I really want to say the biggest “thank you”.
… my amazing husband, who has always supported me… never - even once - made a bad comment or was discouraging whenever I would go train, I would be tired, I would barely sleep, and made other things less of a priority for certain periods of time.
He is my rock. And he is the one, who first told me, and helped me realize that I love this Thank you for all your support and encouragement… encouraging me sometimes even when I couldn’t see the way.
… you are responsible for about 90% of what I know in this sport … if you were not the one, who taught me - you guided me to tools to study … you were the one, who would meet me on the field, over and over and over again - no matter what kind of weather or time … your dedication, hard work and commitment to your club members is incredible!
I can’t tell you thank you enough, because you have put so much work into our dogs along my side, coaching me, teaching me and always talking thru all …
I so appreciate you … your commitment to the sport, to my family and our dogs … you are one of a kind!
… I want to express my gratitude to my amazing friend and Zeal’s breeder Veronika … from the day Zeal was born you were committed for him to be ours. The one breeding I wanted, and did not think I could have. But you made it happen. You have been supporting us along the way for years.
In many ways …
And the 5 months Zeal spent with you almost 2 years ago and had mini booth camp - made him better and stronger and you set us up for further success. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
One chapter is finished.
… as we go on - to another …
Thank you Jesus for your blessings and for being by our side ALWAYS
ALL the glory belongs to you
Autumn … thank you for capturing these moments for us.
Tilted Prospective Photography
United Fido Schutzhund Club Spring trial
with SV Judge Edgar Pertl
March 10th, 2023
Tracklayer: Hollie Hibbard
Helper: Kyle Evans
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