Ori / Papillion

ORI the Papillion



Name:
ORI

Owner: Carol K.

City: Scottsdale, Arizona

Breed: Papillion

Likes & Dislikes: Loves treats and dislikes birds in the backyard!

Favorite Toy, Treat and Walk: Sweaky Mailmail,Rollover Lamb,Fatman Loop trail in Flagstaff

Best Trick: SKAKE PAWS AND ROLLOVER

Arrival Story/Bio:

Purchased ORI FROM A LOCAL BREEDER AFTER A LOT OF SEARCHING AND ATTENDING DOG SHOWS. FIRST SAW A PAPILLON AS THE BEST OF SHOW AT WESTMINSTER. JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH THE LOOK AND DISPOSITION. WE WENT THROUGH PUPPY CLASS AND LEARNED ABOUT HOW GOOD “PAPPY’S” WERE AT AGILTY. WE ENROLLED IN THE AGILITY FOUNDATION CLASS WITH JUMPING CHOLLAS AGIITY DOG CLUB AND WE ARE NOW ENTERED IN OUR FIRST “TRIAL” IN APRIL.

EARLY ON WE FOUND THAT ORI WOULD SHUT DOWN OR BECOME DISINTERESTED AND START SNIFFING INSTEAD OF PAYING ATTENTION TO MY HUSBAND KEN IN CLASS. HE WOULD OFTEN RUN AWAY TO SNIFF AND LOOK FOR DROPPED TREATS. IT BECAME SO BAD THAT WE CONSIDERED GETTING OUT OF AGILITY. GIVING A LAST DITCH ATTEMPT, WE ASKED ONE OF THE TOP AGILITY TRAINERS AND JUDGES IN THE COUNTRY, ROGER COOR, TO HELP US. HE RUNS PAPILLONS AS HIS DOG OF CHOICE IN AGILITY SO THAT REALLY HELPED BECAUSE HE KNOWS THE BREED INTIMATELY. AFTER A FEWER SESSIONS, HE RECOMMENDED THAT WE SEE TONI AND GET ORI INTO THE SIT MEANS SIT PROGRAM TO LEARN HOW TO FOCUS.

WELL, THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN TREMENDOUSLY SUCCESSFUL. IN FACT, WE HAVE NOW ADVANCED TO THE 3RD LEVEL OF CLASSES AND IN ONE OF OUR CURRENT CLASSES WE “RAN” A SAMPLE TRIAL AND SOMEONE WHO KNOWS OUR DOG BUT HADN’T SEEN HIM SINCE WE STARTED WITH TONI SAID, ” WOW, IS THAT THE SAME ORI I DON’T RECOGNIZE HIM ANYMORE”. THAT WAS THE GREATEST COMPLIMENT WE’VE EVER HAD AND WE ARE REALLY GRATEFUL TO ROGER AND TONI FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK WITH US.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT STEPS AND EVERYONE IS ENJOYING OUR NEW VENTURE INTO AGILITY TRIALS.

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