Part 2 of our SACCI Raduno Recap is all about the working events that Orso participated in, specifically Deterrent Dog (DD), Working Dog Evaluation (WDE) and CAL1.
On June 3rd, when we arrived at the Dayton airport, we ran into a few fellow Corso folks, including Oscar Mora & Ron Ackerman. Oscar Mora trains working dogs and had offered to help us prepare for the working events that Orso was participating in. We made plans to meet up later at Jeff Hall’s house to practice the exercises that would be required of Orso. As planned, we headed over to Jeff’s house to meet up with Oscar Mora. Upon our arrival, we immediately met a whole bunch of Corso folks whose names we had always heard but had never actually met in person. It was very cool to put faces to names and actually be around some of the people who had revived the Cane Corso breed. We also met Roy Rojas of El Mesquital Cane Corso, who was helping Oscar introduce Orso to his working event requirements. We started to practice and pretty much went through every exercise of each event successfully, so we felt pretty good about giving Orso a chance to try out some of the fun working events being offered during the weekend! Many thanks to Oscar Mora and Roy Rojas for all your help!
On Saturday, Orso went through the Deterrent Dog (DD) and the Working Dog Evaluation (WDE). On Sunday, he went through the CAL1. He was so awesome! He scored excellent on almost all the exercises he was asked to do and he was such a trooper because all of it was new to him and it was VERY hot out! We are so blessed to have a dog like Orso who has such a stable temperament and is so confident! What a fun experience it was for Orso and me! We can’t wait to do some more working stuff with Orso when he is a little more grown up! We could not have asked for a better dry run! Needless to say, we were very excited about attending these events because it was more than your traditional dog show beauty pageant. We got to see Orso participate in some very cool working events and demonstrate to us what he was bred to do – WORK!
Below is a very long video clip of Orso going through the Working Dog Evaluation (WDE); it’s almost 13 minutes long. The voice you hear in the background toward the end of the video is Jeff Hall of Cherubs Cane Corsos. You can tell in the video that it was the very end of the day because Orso was exhausted!
Below is a very short video clip of Orso going through the tail end of the CAL1 with me.
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