Clever Toka earned his first title this month, and is now a Novice Trick Dog. Scroll down to Akitas – it’s official!
We haven’t received his certificate yet, though that should be arriving shortly. I’m proud of my little guy.
He’is slowly making progress in obedience. We’re working on heeling & stays. He’s fairly solid with sits and downs, and is learning the automatic sit when we stop heeling. ‘Come!’ is still a game, mostly with him chasing me or with me tossing cookies between my legs. His fronts and finishes need work!
Toka is tearing up the turf with tracking. Here’s a video of one we did several days ago: Toka Tracking at Taughannock
His Royal Redness is also rocking at nose work. He’s easily finding the hide in 3 or 4 containers. This is of practice on December 13.
I stopped in at the local vet’s office a couple of weeks ago to check his weight. 80.6 lbs a week before his 8th month birthday. Despite his size, he’s still very much a puppy.