Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I just have to brag about Gracie-Lou - on Sunday she earned her Rally Advanced Excellent 2 (RAE2) title. This is the highest level of rally obedience title available, and it requires ten pairs of qualifying scores in both rally advanced and rally excellent on the same day. An RAE2 means that Gracie earned twenty pairs of qualifying scores over the past couple of years, to earn her RAE and RAE2. She is only the third American Cocker in Canada to earn an RAE2, and she will finish 2013 as the #2 Cocker in Canada for rally.
Gracie is now retired from performance competition (unless we go to the US to get the last leg she needs for her rally novice title). She will be a couch potato and continue her very important work as a therapy dog, now that we've found a new group to work with.