Tripper in his years in NY did so much and for a rat I wanted to share what they can do. By now I think folks know what rats can do. He excelled in agility and loved to work varmints. He has pulled a cart in many parades with the Mixed Breed Dog Club, and his cart has his name on it. Therapy dog was a delight that he did for 3 years every week, once a week. A great article was written on his visits in one of the NRTA newsletters.
Here is a list of what he has done:
Jack Tripper LaRue
He earned a certificate of Basic Obedience Nov. 6, 1989
With the Mixed Breed Dog Club he earned Beginner Mixed Breed Nov. 5 1990
Agility Dog 1 Nov. 5,1990
Working Dog Title Feb 27,1991
Certificate of K-9 Good Citizenship Nov. 24, 1990
Advance Beginner Working Dog Title Nov. 27, 1991.
From the American Working Terrier Assoc. Ithaca, NY on June 19,1192 he earned a Certificate of Gameness. This was his first time out. What a surprise it was.
From the Mixed Breed Dog Club he earned 14 confirmation points as of July 2, 1991 .
At one show he won Winners Dog, Best of Breed, Best of Opp. Sex and Best of Winners.
He was also one of the first Champion of Merit with the NRTA.
I really wanted to pursue so much more and Fly ball was another thing he was a natural at. I moved south in 1993 and everything changed so much. Tripper had to enjoy walks and the fact he was not on a farm anymore. He will be 14 on March 25, 2003 and is still doing well. Rats are wonderful and I wanted everyone to know what the are so capable of doing and what a real joy they are to have. I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did looking back at what we did together.
Submitted by: Kathy Mateleska
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