November 4th 2011 9:46 pm
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Wellwoof, normally my Rainbow Bridge sisfur, Jamaica, is sniffin' thru the newspapers to share stories with our pals. She doesn't have ongoin' earthly stories about herself so that's her thing. But this story is about a doggy sport and the doggy and person are from the town I usta do a lotta dock divin' in, Howllister. So the editor, Ma, thought this might fit better in my diary.
Anyhowlz, who woulda thought the little town o' Howllister would turn out a world class agility team?! Conwagulations, Tantrum and Dr. Janet!
By Morgan Hill Staff
Hollister-area resident Janet Dunn and her Papillon "Tantrum" won fourth place in "Small Dog Team Jumping" at the recent 2011 FCI Agility World Championships in Lieven, France.
According to a statement from the American Kennel Club/USA Team, the organization sent 11 competitors including small-, medium- and large-dog teams. The competition over two days involved two team runs and two individual runs, according to the announcement.
Dunn, 59, and her black-and-white Papillon advanced earlier this year to the competition, which took place Oct. 7 to Oct. 9. The longtime veterinarian in the Redwood City area lives on a 5-acre property in Hollister.
Dunn and her dog take part in the American Kennel Club agility events across the state and country. Dunn and Tantrum in the past have enrolled in one event a month from Dixon to Prunedale, she has said.
Agility events are "designed to demonstrate a dog's willingness to work with its handler in a variety of situations. It is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training and teamwork. Dog and handlers negotiate an obstacle course racing against the clock," according to the AKC group.
Tantrum, a 4-year-old, has been involved in agility competitions since she was just 15 months old.
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Oh, that's ok, Pep, you are the athlete of the family. You can have the sports stories.
Tantrum, I think that's a pretty neat doggy name!
That's really cool!
Mom got a chuckle out of Tantrum's name.
Wow! That is fun news!
Did Tantrum throw a tantrum after his win? BOL!
Thanks fur the barks, pups!
BOL, MrJack! I don't think so!
Cool!! Way to go, Tantrum!!
I like Tantrums of all kinds!
Woo-Hoo for you Tantrum! Good Going!