Julia Wraps Up Her AKC Scent Work Advanced Container Title

Julia wrapped up her AKC Scent Work Advanced Container Title today. The Saturday 2 trial event was hosted by the Obedience Club of Palm Beach. She came in 2nd and 4th on the day! Good job Julia!

Big thank you to the Obedience Training Club of Palm Beach County, judges, staff, volunteers and and other competitors. Super fun day!

AKC Scent Work Trials - DeLand, Florida

Brilliant day today for Julia at the AKC Scent Work Trial(s) hosted by Central Florida Agility Club in DeLand, Florida. A big shout out to the host, judges, volunteers, and competitors. Such a fun time!

Julia titled in both Novice B Exterior and Novice B Buried. Her runs consisted of a 1st place (Buried Trial 1), two 2nd places (Buried Trial 2 & Exterior Trial 2), and a 3rd place (Exterior Trial 1). Top it all of with a High In Trial (Trial 2). Super proud of her!!!

Special thanks to Bad Azz Dogz for the photos!

Julia Goes For Her NW3

Been awhile since I've checked in. Since Logan passed away last year, I've stepped back a tad from photography and engaged with my other dog Julia. During Logan's illness, she kind of took a backseat. 

Prior to moving to Florida, Julia and I were involved in the sport of canine nose work, also known as scent work. We have competed with the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). Julia has her NW1 and NW2 titles. Before leaving California, we tried for her NW3 title but weren't ready. We came up way short.

Just last month we competed in the NACSW NW3 down in Tequesta, Florida. Again, we fell short but improved tremendously. We found 6 of 9 hides for 72.92 on the day. Not enough to title (100.00 needed) but a fun day none the less. We were successful in the containers and vehicles. We missed 1 hide on the interiors and 2 hides on the exteriors. Always a learning experience. We'll get em' next time. Very proud of my girl.

Below are video's of our searches that day. Interiors were not filmed. We'll be competing in the AKC Scent Work Trials in Daytona Beach, Florida next month. 

Logan - Until We Meet Again

Logan "Artistry's Long Time Coming"

Sunrise February 26, 2007 - Sunset August 12, 2017

My best friend Logan passed away peacefully at home with Julia and me by his side. After a few years of health issues, I was faced with making the hardest decision of my life. It was a very sad day but I know he's in a better place and is now at peace.

I can't believe it's been 17 sunrises since I said goodbye to my boy. I know time will heal and he'll live in my heart forever but there's an emptiness, a piece of me has gone with him. Logan was the inspiration for my photography after years of not pressing the shutter button. Nothing can take the place of my dear Logan. I miss him so much. 

Run free my baby boy... until we meet again.


Logan's Birthday Video 2017 - Through the Years