Jan Merka

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Biography:

In June 2010, Jan decided with some trepidation and great excitement that having a dog in his family’s life was a possibility. Jan wanted for the dog to become a member of his family, sharing its activities as much as possible and that requires a reliable training method working in real life. Thus, Jan came with his four-month old Golden Retriever puppy Ben to Applewoods Dog Training in September 2010 and both started their dog training journey.

 

  • 2016: Golden Retriever/Ben:
    • 1x High in Trial (HiT)
    • 1x Highest Combined Score in Utility B and Open B
  • 2015: Golden Retriever/Ben:
    • UDX
    • 4x High in Trial (HiT)
    • 4x Highest Combined Score in Utility B and Open B
    • 1st place in 1 Dog Skijoring races, Jim Lobdell Memorial Invitational Sled Dog Races
      Chapman State Park, near Clarendon, Pennsylvania, USA, January 17-18, 2015
  • 2014: Golden Retriever/Ben:
    • UD
    • JHU
    • 4x High in Trial (HiT)
    • 2x Highest Combined Score in Utility B and Open B
    • 2014 All Star Obedience Championships: 5th place in Open and 2nd place with Team Applewoods
  • 2013: Golden Retriever/Ben: 2nd place in 1 Dog Skijoring races, New England Sled Dog Club, Hill Village Sled Dog Race, Hill Village, New Hampshire, USA, February 16-17, 2013
  • 2012: Golden Retriever/Ben: CDX
  • 2012: Labrador Retriever/Sugar: All Star Obedience Championships, Open 9th of 22
  • 2011: Golden Retriever/Ben: CD