News Alert – 2 new TDs and one new TDX awarded at this weekend’s (11/8-9/14) PVGRC annual TD/TDX test in Cross Junction, VA.
It was a great tracking weekend – weather was superb to be outside plotting tracks on Saturday. Weather on Sunday was blue sky, puffy white clouds, some wind, temps in mid-50’s. Sunday’s tracks were drawn as follows:
TD #1 – German Shepherd – passed, had little trouble from start to finish. New TD!
TD #2 – Sheltie – failed, missed the 2nd turn.
TD #3 – Dachshund – failed, was on the last leg, turned around and backtracked beyond the actual last turn.
TD #4 – Westie – passed; got pulled off track by scent pulling in low area, but worked it out, getting back on track to find the glove at the end. New TD!
TDX #1 – Golden Retriever – passed; gallery was able to watch almost all of this dog’s track; it was “textbook.” Congrats to club member Wendy Takacs and her first tracking dog – Greta! New TDX!
TDX #2 – Doberman – failed; went right at the 1st turn, instead of left; could not recover.
TDX #3 – Dachshund – failed; took first set of crosstracks, and stayed on them.
Alt X4 – Weimaraner – failed; took crosstracks and couldn’t recover.
Thanks to the following club members who helped:
Donna Thompson – Secretary, finding fields, use of little red schoolhouse as headquarters
Sat. Workers/Judges lunch – Joyce Riggs
Sunday Morning Hospitality – Nancy Runion, Nancy Kulig
Sunday Lunch Hospitality – Kerry Troxel, Jeannette Hoover, Debbie Alls-Temples, Teresa Blumberg
TD Tracklayers – John & Cher Snyder, Marge Paulding
TDX Tracklayers – Marsha Dulz, Leslie Peszczynski, Ken Wiedel, Pat Kavanaugh
CrossTrack Layers – Tom Dulz, Sheri McAlevey
Marge Paulding, Test Chairperson