In Other Dog Sports

There are many other dogs sports you might like to try with your Callicoma kelpie.

Some Callicoma kelpies also trial in endurance, which is where your dog has to run 20km in two hours. You are allowed to ride a bike :-) ! The dogs are vet checked before and after the ET and also twice during it. They also have to complete a short obedience test before and after the ET to show they are still as willing to work after running 20km as they were before.

If you wish to do an ET with your Callicoma kelpie they will not need much physical training as 20km is not hard for a kelpie, but will probably need to be taught to run along side your bike.

Thirteen of my dogs have their ET titles:

Aus Ch Callicoma Leica ET HT

Callicoma The Tempest ADM JDM ADO JDO ET PT GDX SPDX SD AAD

Aus Ch Oatland Chieftan ET

Aus Ch Callicoma Linne ET HT

Aus Ch Callicoma Blacksmith ET HT

Aus Ch Callicoma Orion ET

Aus Ch Callicoma Ruby Red CCD RE ADX JDX GD SD SPD ET HT DWDF.S

Aus Ch Tegoura King Othmountn ET

Aus Ch Callicoma Black Friday ET

Aus Ch Callicoma Trump Card ET

T. Ch Neut Ch. Callicoma Whist ET AD JDX SD SPD GD RN

Aus Ch Callicoma Peppermint Twist ET

Dual Champion (T) Callicoma Capella CDX RA ADM JDM JDO GDM SPDM SDX HT ET

and other Callicomas have an ET too:

Aus Ch Callicoma Merlot ET PT

Callicoma Verdelho ADX JDX ET HT

Callicoma Dancer AD JDX GD ET

Callicoma Red Sunset CDX ET

Callicoma Cobber ET FCh JD

Neut Ch Callicoma Winning Trick ET CD RA HSAs

Callicoma Choc Eclair ET

Callicoma Rum N Raisin JDX SPDX GD ET

 



Ch Callicoma Merlot ET PT (Merlot) completing his ET



Whist (T. Ch Neut Ch Callicoma Whist ET AD JDX SD SPD GD RN), Pepper (Ch Callicoma Peppermint Twist ET) and Trick (Neut. Ch Callicoma Winning Trick  CD RA ET HSAs) doing their ET



Capella (Dual Ch (T) Callicoma Capella CDX RA ADM ADO JDM JDO SDX GDM SPDM ET HT), Kelly (Callicoma Verdelho ADX JDX ET HT) and Starr (Callicoma Dancer AD JDX GD ET) doing their ET

I have also started Dances With Dogs (also known as Doggy Dancing or Canine Musical Freestyle) - it is great fun if you like music and training tricks as it involves teaching your dogs loads of different moves and putting them to music.



Teaching Ruby to back up away from me in a straight line



Ruby raising a paw

Ruby at our first ever DWD competition (Man From Snowy River routine)



You can see the whole routine here:

 

And here is her daughter (Callicoma Black Tango RE CD DWDF.I HTM.A) at one of her first ever comps



Other dog sports you might like to try with your Callicoma kelpie:


 Fly ball

 Lure coursing

 Dock diving

I have not tried any of these (yet!) but if you wish to have a go, let me know and I probably know someone who could get you started.



Onyx (Callicoma Onyx FCh) competes in Flyball in Melbourne



Zawadi (Callicoma Speed Of Light ADX JDX GD SD SPDX FM) competes in Sydney



Willow (Callicoma Cobber JD ET FCh) competes in Canberra