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Happy Valley Kennel http://www.happyvalleykennel.com Training for dogs and humans Sat, 14 Nov 2015 23:25:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3 Congratulations to Adler vom Kanone & Brenda Herle on earning their BH! http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/congratulations-to-adler-vom-kanone-brenda-herle-on-earning-their-bh/ http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/congratulations-to-adler-vom-kanone-brenda-herle-on-earning-their-bh/#comments Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:30:24 +0000 http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/?p=1657 more>]]> Adler vom Kanon – earn BHAdler vom Kanon aka Nikko is Brenda’s first schutzhund dog.  Interested in a schutzhund prospect Brenda purchased a Berlin and Casha puppy.  Nikko is excelling in all three phases of schutzhund training.  Happy Valley Kennel would like to congratulate Brenda and Nikko on earning their BH.  What an accomplishment! We look forward to watching them earn their IPO titles in the future.

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Cliff vom Flutgraben & Kathy Green Earn High IPO 2 http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/cliff-vom-flutgraben-kathy-green-earn-high-ipo-2/ http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/cliff-vom-flutgraben-kathy-green-earn-high-ipo-2/#comments Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:30:30 +0000 http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/?p=1661 Kathy Green High IOP2Kathy Green and Cliff traveled to Atlanta to compete in the South Metro Atlanta’s winter WDA trail.  Kathy and Cliff not only earned their IPO 2 but also won High IPO 2.  Congratulations on your outstanding achievements!  

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Spring 2012 in Tennessee Bring First for Volunteer Schutzhund Club Members http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/spring-2012-in-tennessee-bring-first-for-volunteer-schutzhund-club-members/ http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/spring-2012-in-tennessee-bring-first-for-volunteer-schutzhund-club-members/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2012 08:30:08 +0000 http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/?p=1650 more>]]> 2012 Volunteer Schutzhund Club MembersThe weekend of March 11-12 saw many firsts for several “young” Volunteer Schutzhund Club Members (VSC members).  Dr. Linda Holste earned her BH with Jabina Sergei, while Krista Wade and Danny von der Römerau and Carl Smith and Wolle vom Ebsdorfergrund also successfully passed their Begleithund.
Terri Lane and Tres V. Brookhaven not only earned their IPO 1 title they were also High IPO 1.Terri and Tres have worked hard and are very dedicated to the sport traveling numerous hours just to train.  Great job Tres and Terri.

Both Kathy Green handling Cliff vom Flutgraben and Tracy Farley handling Deuce V. Brookhaven earned their first IPO 3 titles.  Tracy, like Terri drives several hours just to train her dog.  Tracy’s dedication and hard work paid off as they earned their title.  Kathy and Cliff’s determination and persistence earned them the top honors of the trail as they placed High IPO 3, as well as, High in Trial.  Congratulations to Kathy and Cliff and to all the teams who competed!

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Christmas Puppies http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/christmas-puppies/ http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/christmas-puppies/#comments Thu, 29 Dec 2011 22:43:31 +0000 http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/?p=1401 more>]]> Christmas Puppies
Who wouldn’t love to have a puppy under the tree at Christmas time?  Everyone loves a puppy! Now that you own this new cute bundle of fur you might be asking yourself, “What do I do now and where do I start?”


Let’s start by devising a plan for you and your new puppy.   Answering a few simple questions will help you get started:

Where will your puppy live as he or she grows older?
If it is in the house then potty training and house breaking is essential from the very start.  If your puppy will be outside most of the time, then provisions need to be made so that the puppy is safe, in a contained area, has ample access to water and a warm dry place to get out of the weather should conditions become unfavorable.

What veterinarian will you take your puppy to?
It is always good to ask other pet owners who they use or recommend as a veterinarian to help you find a veterinarian that will fit you and your dogs needs and budget.  Your puppy will need to complete its series of vaccinations.

Find a qualified dog trainer who can help you with behavior problems or questions you might have.
Take obedience lessons from a qualified trainer.  An obedient-responsive dog makes owning a canine enjoyable.  Trainers will require a copy of your puppy’s shot record as proof of vaccinations to ensure the health of your dog, as well as, other dogs.  Generally you can start obedience training classes once the puppy is 12 weeks old and has had all its vaccinations including rabies.  A trainer that trains at the owner’s home may start earlier than 12 weeks.

Devising a plan for your puppies future needs will help you be prepared for being a new dog owner. Knowing what to expect will help you start off your new relationship with your puppy on the right paw.

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Nothing but Clear Blue Skies & High Scores http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/nothing-but-clear-blue-skies-high-scores/ http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/nothing-but-clear-blue-skies-high-scores/#comments Thu, 27 Oct 2011 20:15:29 +0000 more>]]> The weekend of October 7th – 9th, 2011 proved to be a perfect weekend for everyone who participated in the Tennessee Volunteer Schutzhund Club’s first DVG (Deutscher Verband Der Gebrauchshundsportvereine) trial.  DVG Judge Sandi Purdy did an excellent job of evaluating each handler and canine team.  Congratulations to all six dogs that participated and passed their BH (Begleithund or Companion Dog). 

• Kathy Green and her German Shepherd Cliff vom Flutgraben (purchased from Happy Valley Kennel) earned High Schutzhund 1 with scores of 97 in Tracking 88 in Obedience and a near perfect score of 99 in Protection.
• Damien Berry and his Belgian Malinois Shelby earned High Schutzhund 2 scoring 86-95-92
• Richard Scott and his German Shepherd “Brixi” scored 94-96-100 a perfect Protection rating. 

Richard and Brixi earned a qualifying score and will be competing at the DVG National Championship October 27th – 30th in the Washington, DC area.  We wish them well.

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Volunteer Schutzhund Club Spring Trial http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/volunteer-schutzhund-club-spring-trial/ http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/volunteer-schutzhund-club-spring-trial/#comments Thu, 27 Oct 2011 20:10:42 +0000 The Volunteer Schutzhund Club will be hosting a German Shepherd Dog Club of America- Working Dog Association (GSDCA-WDA) trial in the early spring. 

Date to be announced.

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Perfect Score: 100pts. in Protection http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/perfect-score-100pts-in-protection/ http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/perfect-score-100pts-in-protection/#comments Thu, 27 Oct 2011 20:00:24 +0000 more>]]> Berlin vom Glucklich Tal2011 German Shepherd Dog Club of America – Working Dog Association National Championships
Krista Wade and her German Shepherd Berlin vom Glucklich Tal earned a perfect score of 100pts. making them High in Trial in Protection at the GSDCA-WDA National German Shepherd Dog Championships held in Franklin, TN in May 2011.  Berlin and Krista placed 6th overall. 

Their routines demonstrated extreme power and drive.  These desired genetic traits are expressed in the German Shepherd puppies Berlin is producing.  This team is a true representation of the quality of training at Happy Valley Kennel.

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Bobo & Carl Retain Their Title In 2011 http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/bobo-carl-retain-their-title-in-2011/ http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/bobo-carl-retain-their-title-in-2011/#comments Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:51:43 +0000 more>]]> Carl Smith and Bodo vom Flutgraben, National ChampionsCarl Smith and Bodo vom Flutgraben
2011 GSDCA-WDA National Champions
Carl Smith and Bodo vom Flutgraben retain their National Champion title for the 2nd year in a row.  Bodo and Carl earned High in Trial Obedience and had the 2nd highest protection score with a score of 99pts.  Bodo’s overall performance was precise, powerful and consistent. These characteristics are showing up in the puppies he has produced.

Congratulations to Carl Smith and Bodo for a wonderful performance!

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Berlin and Krista Are Selected for USA Team http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/berlin-and-krista-earn-selected-for-usa-team/ http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/berlin-and-krista-earn-selected-for-usa-team/#comments Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:34:35 +0000 more>]]> Berlin and Krista Earn a Position on the USA WUSV World Championship Team
As a result of all their hard work and dedication, Krista Wade and Berlin vom Glucklich Tal earn the right to become one of the select 6 teams to represent the United States at the 2010 WUSV German Shepherd World Championships in Sevilla, Spain. “It is an honor to be selected to represent the United States at the World Championships!” says Wade.  “It is the ultimate goal to compete against the Worlds best German Shepherd teams.  A dream come true!” exclaims Wade. 

She would not have had this opportunity had it not been for the many people who helped her achieve this life long goal.  Most importantly her family’s constant support and encouragement, equally important Carl Smith, who helps with more than the  protection training but the training program as a whole, the members of the Volunteer Schutzhund Club, as well as, T. Floyd. 

Congratulations again to Happy Valley Kennel’s super stars: Krista and Berlin.

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Selected For The USA WUSV World Championship Team http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/selected-for-the-usa-wusv-world-championship-team/ http://www.happyvalleykennel.com/selected-for-the-usa-wusv-world-championship-team/#comments Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:21:45 +0000 more>]]> Krista Wade, Berlin, Carl Smith, Bob, USA TeamBobo and trainer Carl Smith earn a Position on the USA WUSV World Championship Team
2010 German Shepherd Dog Club of America – Working Dog Association National Championships held in Peoria, IL awarded Carl Smith and his imported German Shepherd Bodo vom Flutgraben the top honors of National Champions after their amazing performances.Bodo and Carl received the High in Trial in Obedience. 

Carl Smith and Bodo will be representing the United States at the WUSV World Championships in Sevilla, Spain. 

Two outstanding Tennessee German Shepherds and their handlers will participate in the WUSV World Championships.  Congratulations to you both!

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