Introduction to Scent Work Clinic

Today we held our Beginning Scent Work Clinic, and it was a smashing success! We had a great group of dogs that all made noticeable progress before leaving. Our clinic was taught by AKC Scent Work judge, John Fisher. John did a background on Scent Work, a quick highlight of AKC Scent Work, facilitated the hands-on portion, and rounded everyone back up at the end for a Q&A. Before leaving, everyone received a Scent Work kit that included some birch odor and different hide materials, courtesy of the RMVC.

The cute box contains the birch kit everyone received, along with a folder containing a RMVC sticker, resources to continue the Scent Work education, upcoming RMVC events, and a flyer to join the club!

After the initial introductory information from John, attendees got to watch some advanced dogs in practice! Neeta with Revi & Rumble, Ginger with Kili, and Jenny with Cheeky demonstrated an interior search. Everyone enjoyed watching the advanced dogs do their thing and we were inspired to tackle the drills with all the new dogs!

Revi nailing the scent on the top right corner of the cabinet door.

After seeing what our end goal would be, we learned about the drills we would start today. After a demo by Lindsay and Archer, we broke out into rotation groups and everyone starting training!

By the fourth rotation, the dogs were already scenting more for the odor than the cookie! It was so cool to watch. We had dogs as young as 5 months and as old as 14! It’s truly a sport for all and anyone who owns a Vizsla knows how much they love to use their nose!

We can’t wrap without thanking Perfdog for organizing our entries and paperwork. It made putting on the clinic so much easier! Another huge thank you to Jenny Follett, Neeta & Rod Cope, Ginger Sammonds, and Lindsay Tita Adams, for not only helping to plan the clinic, but for being there to demo our exercises, facilitate the rotation groups, take pictures, and fill our welcome bags and hospitality table. Thank you to Leah Davis for coming early and staying late to help with set up and tear down. John Fisher, thank you for building out the birch kits and running a great clinic! We definitely got a few people hooked on a new game today!

Finally, thank you to all who joined us! We were so pleased to have such a great turn out and hope everyone had fun watching the light bulbs turn on for your pups today! We hope you will use your birch kits to keep practicing and take your skills to the next level.

Fall 2020 Horseback Field Trial

The RMVC had an awesome turnout at our three day fall field trial, September 11-13, 2020. Thank you to all of our judges, committee members and participants for all of your hard work and support. It was great seeing everyone, dogs and horses included! Congratulations to all of our winners!

“Wendy” handled by RMVC member Daniel Brooks picked up 4th place in Open Puppy
“Ellie” also with Daniel Brooks took 3rd place in Open Derby

Winter 2020 Supported Entry

The first show of the year in Colorado is always the Colorado Kennel Club show, and just as in years past, the RMVC supported the Vizsla entry on Sunday. Thank you to our trophy chair, Tanya Duvall, for making sure the winners were able to take home some great prizes!

The winners of our Supported Entry as judged by Stephanie Hedgepath:
Best of Breed: Madsen~GCH CH Rhapsody Kiss Kiss Bang Bang JH
Best of Winners/Winners Dog: Bugatti~Southwind’s Testing the Limits
Best of Opposite Sex: Lilly~GCH CH Toldin’s She’s The One
Select Dog/Owner Handler Best of Breed: Gus~GCH CH Pagliacci Kizmar Western Winds R August US MH
Select Bitch: Cheeky~CH Kizmar 5280 Someone’s Halo Slipped JH TKI
Winners Bitch: Zsoli~Diamond C’s Wee Minding
Best Veteran: Karma~GCH CH MACH2 Diamond Cruiser 5280’s Reap What You Sow PCD BN RE MH MXG MJB2 MXP2 XF T2B CA THDN RATN CGCA CGCU TKI
Reserve Winners Dog: Mac~Derby N Kai’s Mtn Mac n Awe
Reserve Winners Bitch: Carly~Opus One N Dotsero’s Anticipation

Congratulations to all! It was fun to see everyone at the show after a long winter break! Photos of our club winners below!

Bugatti – owned by club member Christi Uhrig and shown by her friend, Mel Reveles.
Cheeky – owned/bred/shown by club members Jenny Follett & Marc Spencer