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Maureen deHaan

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Thank you from Play~Bow
« on: October 26, 2015, 06:22:06 PM »
Hi everyone -

Wanted to drop a quick note of thanks to everyone for supporting Play~Bow's NADAC trial this past weekend ... It seemed like everyone was having a wonderful time with their dogs!!  I know I did.

Special thanks to everyone who stepped up to work before, during and after the trial - it was really nice to even out the work load - Many of the "big time" volunteers commented on how nice it was to have the help so they could take a break too!

I think we were set up and torn down in record time thanks to everyone's help - It was really appreciated !!

Also thanks go out to NAE as usual for the equipment and trial secretary services -  please try to support their trials next year - it would mean a further commute but so very worth it as those trials are at lovely sites with the same great equipment and relaxed atmosphere!

Thank you goes out to the Ulster County Fairgrounds and Manager Gary Newkirk as well as the Ulster County Public Works staff  (especially Kevin) for keeping our site so nice, providing us with what we need  and allowing us to play agility there !

Finally thanks to our Judge Dwayne Bonker for once again making everyone smile and feel welcome at NADAC, for his encouragement and kind words to teams and fair and consistent judging

Oh, and a special shout out to Sharon Nelson - Mother NADAC - Thank you for creating this awesome agility venue where there is an event and jump height for every team!!

Save the date - April 30 / May 1 2016 is the next Play~Bow trial at the same site - and it just so happens to be both Kiva's & Zoe's birthdays that weekend! (Zoe will be 3 on 4/30 and Kiva will be 9 (OMG!) on 5/1)   Come join the fun!

As a side note - I have some openings in my winter training classes - email me if interested...

Have a safe and happy winter and hope to see you at trials!

Maureen deHaan
Kiva, Zoe and Nika
Play~Bow Dog Training
Maureen, Kiva & Zoe
Kingston, NY

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Margaret MacEwen

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Re: Thank you from Play~Bow
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 06:31:15 PM »
Tempe Wick, Crew, Jersey and I had a WONDERFUL weekend at Play-Bow Maureen!  It was the first time I ran 3 dogs!  Tempe Wick is semi-retired but had a 100% Q rate in her 2 Tunnelers runs.  Crew was awesome with none of his sniffing non-sense!  Most proud of his 2 for 2 in Chances, being the only Elite dog to Q on Sunday.  He has great distance but we have been dealing with the "just one thing" issue for quite some time now.  My baby boy, Jersey, got his first Q in Intro Tunnelers!!!  (Thanks NADAC)

Thanks Maureen (Play-Bow) for hosting this trial at a great location and for offering EGC as well!  Thanks NAE (Cory, Erin and Lynn) for providing the equipment and secretary service.
Margaret MacEwen
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Re: Thank you from Play~Bow
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2015, 06:23:20 AM »
Caryl and I along with Ziva and Ace want to give a big thank you to Play-Bow and Maureen for having such a great trial. Its a great site and the people were friendly and more than willing to help a couple of Rookies. We were given a lot of great advice that will help sharpen our skills. This was my 3rd Nadac trial and Caryls 2nd. We are running the Intro class which is a great entry class. I am proud to say that Ziva Q'd 7out of 8 events and Ace Q'd 4 out of 8. A great day for both dogs. We found the courses be be challenging but great for beginners. We are looking forward to doing another trial with you in April. Once again, Thanks to all that made our day so special..

Butch and Ziva and Caryl and Ace.. :)
Butch and Ziva