I thrive with training, so Mom and I are now working towards a Rally Novice title. So far the nearest trial Mom can find is in March, but if we can find one before that we'll enter it for sure.
Right now we're working on the more advanced obedience needed for Rally, like fronts, down/walk around dog, coming back to the heel position from front position, ect. DM: She picks things up so fast it's almost scary. She's always stuck close to me, and with just a few days of capturing and luring she had the heel you see above. She is literally the smartest, quickest dog I've ever met, and she's such a joy to train. She's doing so well!
Tying in with my Rally training, I now need to be registered with the AKC's Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) so I can compete and title in AKC events. We aren't doing UKC events because there are none in our area, and Mom is more familiar with the AKC.
Only problem is you have to come up with a registered name, and Mom's not very good at that
DM: For her registered name, it has to be 30 characters or under. I need your suggestions! I want a something that reflects her namesake, New Orleans. The name doesn't have to say Nola in it, since that's her call name regardless, but if you can think of something that has Nola in it and flows well, go for it!
So far I'm considering the following names:
AK's Borbon St. Beauty
Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler (I really like this one)
AK's Masked Lady
AK's French Quarter Queen
She's Livin' La Vida Loca (totally not related to her namesake, and really cheesy, but the song makes me think of crazy girl)
So tell me your favorite, or suggest your own!
Yes, the woman needs help, and with more than just my registered name.
Kisses and Tail Wags,