Summer, oh the temperatures we’ve had.

The boys love their pool & I love my window ac units!

Franky did great making it to AKC NAC Championship finals again this year. 3 years running!!

Ray is aging, not so easy to watch him age. Arthritis is taking over his body. He runs, swims his best to keep up with the others.

Buzz has made it to 3 years, learning to be a teammate when competing. Very tickled on that progress and much more.

Heading to CA for the West Coast USDAA Regional again in Sept.

Buzz below at OKC in Enumclaw Aug 2022

Spring has Sprung into Summer

While 2020 has been an unpresented year. Hopefully never to repeat. Other than the time we’ve had to prioritise our lives.

My mother has passed. I will miss our phone calls terribly.

Let’s get back to safely training our dogs for this enjoyable sport we do with them.

Buzzy is growing all the way to 22″ at 10 months. He is all about fun n drive. So that makes me enjoy our training time even more so.

Franky has turned 6 yrs, and enjoying his time playing with Buzz and his RC training continues along with his swim time. Lots of years ahead of us in agility.

Ray, 10 now so loves everything we do together with a heart of gold and his love of swimming, he’s a happy guy.


Train iT! Agility students enjoyed the weekend of competing and time with friends. Feb 2020

AKC weekend at the Mt Rainier Sporting Spaniel Trial.

Gille and I won HIT Non-Sporting Group

Miss C And Liz Bingham won HIT for Toy group

Franky won HIT for Premiere on Friday, Sat HIT for Herding group

Mai Thomas and Axl won both 12″ classes and a QQ after being out of the country for 9 months, without her dog.

Congrats to Mary & Arden, Gayle & Squiggy/Mazer, Sandra/Cajun, Janice/Zuki, Janice/Moxie, Susan/Wrangler, Charlene & Juno/Boo, Tammy & Pete/Nagi, Liz & Miss C/Raven, Mai/Axl, Jennifer & Rose, Terri/Lyric. Dan/Amy.

AKC Nationals 2017, Perry GA

It was a super event, the surface, the property, the AKC crew, my traveling partners Tammy & Rhonda. Franky came along for the ride and took everything in stride.

My best buddy Ray was awesome as usual perfect in every way. He was spot on with all cues and start lines. It is so sweet to trust and enjoy the event and courses with him.

4 Rounds for us, ISC @24″ Ray did very well, we ran clean in our first run of the event and placed nicely in 8th, earned a little $$ for it.

20″ R1 Standard, faulted at the RAF, sharp left turn that gave us a 5 pt fault. Stumbling myself after the AF I caught myself thankfully and Ray pulled up a bit since he became further ahead as I lost momentum. Finished the course nicely. Since we are not the fastest team out there I knew that was pretty much it for us to make Finals. So the goal became run like we would make finals and we did. Two more clean rounds in R2 Jumpers and Hybrid as well. Neither of us let one another down, we rallied and did our best and finished like Pro’s.

It was terrific to sit in the stands during Challengers and Finals under a new announcer that gave life to the event, a welcome change.

Congratulations to PNW competitors that made it to the end and placements are cream on top!

The surface was one of the best for an AKC Nationals event. Mike turned it over an over and even before finals, what a treat that would be to run on a fresh surface.

Thank you AKC for a better than ever event and I look forward to Reno next year running both boys!

Thanks Tammy & Rhonda for being terrific travel companions.

Blynn Baker

Train iT! Agility llc