Training a Rescue Dog: the rewards of patience

In January 2009, my husband and I adopted a rescued German Shepherd named Jake. I have been taking him to Manners in Motion for Obedience training once or twice a week for over 2 years and he has come a long way. Last weekend he competed in his first Rally competition, which is an obedience competition where the dog and handler have to follow a set course. We had a great time and he got qualifying scores on both days. This is an unedited video of Jake's first run on Saturday, April 9, 2011. 


To see Jake's second run go to my Flickr Photostream.

You can also read Jake's story in Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories About German Shepherd Dogs by Kyla Duffy and Lowrey Mumford. (I interviewed Kyla in Episode 34 of Books and Ideas.) His story also appears in Best of Lost Souls: Found! Audio Book, Vol. I.

Help Support German Shepherd Rescue

In Episode 33 of my Books and Ideas podcast I interviewed Kyla Duffy from Happy Tails Books. I am proud to announce that my dog Jake is one of the dogs featured in Duffy's latest book, which features stories of rescued German Shepherd Dogs. You will find Jake's story on page 91. Part of the purchase goes to support German Shepherd Rescue or you can choose contribute to helping rescue dogs in Haiti. Also, don't forget that Jake is also featured in this year's calender put out by German Shepherd Rescue of Central Alabama. Click here to buy Lost Souls Found: Inspiring Stories about German Shepherd Dogs by Kyla Duffy and Lowrey Mumford. Buy the 2010 Calender from German Shepherd Rescue of Central Alabama.
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