JJ Litter Photos
Quasi bred to Soleil (who is from the GG litter), whelped 12/20/15
Mr. Blue went to southern Colorado for Search & Rescue; Mr. Green stayed here in Sheridan to train for Search & Rescue; Mr. Sparkle went to Utah for Search & Rescue; Mr. Red went to northern Colorado for obedience, herding, tracking and agility competition and to be a therapy dog. Miss Pink (Jamboree) stayed in Sheridan, is a service dog and is competing in agility and nosework. See Jamboree’s page for info on how she was owner-trained as a service dog. I kept Miss Purple (Celhaus Jubilee Year of Mercy) for breeding, nose work and agility competition and therapy dog work. See Mercy’s page.
Jamboree (Celhaus Jamboree to Celebrate Life) at 3 years 3months
Jamboree at 3 years
Jamboree and Laurie are working the Visitation and Advocacy Center in Gillette, WY. On January 4th they had their first team training with the staff at 6th Judicial. They worked on meet and greets with Children. Staff members acted like children who had been through a severe trauma, crying and very frightened so Laurie could get a clear picture what particular tasks they will need from a facilities dog. Then she had a staff member handle Jamboree while Laurie acted like the distressed person so they, too, understood what the dog’s handler needs to know and incorporate. Laurie just sent some photos of the staff training.
Here is Laurie’s description of the first staff training:
“If it was not for Jamboree’s temperament and her flexibility of many skill sets from going from Service Dog, Agility and Nose work team partner, to also have the natural skills to be a excellent Therapy Dog when she is told its okay to go visit not any of this would be possible. Everyone just loves her and they tried to get Laurie to sell her but that was impossible. Jamboree will help implement a program where children can fill safe and protected and give them courage to face their abusers in the courtroom when she is needed until a facility dog is purchased.
“We absolutely had a blast at our first team training class today. Everyone loved the idea of doing Meet and Greets with different scenarios each time and taking turns roll playing. Honestly, I had no idea how Jamboree was going to react to any of them. I wish you could have seen her work. She did amazingly well adjusting to all her different handlers. And they were amazed how well she worked for them.
“Gradually the scenarios became harder. At one point it was my turn to play the role of the child, but this time the child was supposed to be having a horrible temper tantrum because they just didn’t want to be there. I surprised everyone when I started jumping up and down and screaming. In the meantime Kelsey brought Jamboree into the room and Jamboree immediately ran over to me and put her paws on my chest while licking my face, and she continued doing so until I quieted down. I wish I’d had a camera to capture the expressions on every body’s face. Jamboree also had the same response when someone else played the exact same role.
“Another Scenario: this time the child was throwing toys while having a tantrum. Jamboree ran over and put her head on her shoulder until she was quiet and started petting her. It was quite the first day.
Children will be introduced to the process very slowly in the coming weeks.”
As far as we know, this is a first for Wyoming.
Charis (NN Celhaus Johann RE TC ATD) at 2 years 10 months
“Long’s Peak had our awards banquet last week. Charis got his CD & RE tags to put on his plaque – a total of 7 now. He is also high scoring RE dog for 2018…good boy!”
“I’m attaching a picture of Charis at the airport. Charis is a member of CATS (Canine Airport Therapy Squad) . We pick a day, a 2 hour time slot, & a concourse at the Denver airport & wander around de-stressing people. There are over 100 therapy dogs (& one therapy cat) in the program – the largest in the nation. It is hugely popular & a lot of fun. I go down a couple times a month. I’d go more often but it’s about 1 1/2 hour’s drive each way. It can be pretty intense. The dogs meet all kinds & ages of people – sometimes big groups at a time which mob them.”
“Charis is doing great in the CATS program at the Denver airport (therapy dogs visit). He delights people with his tricks – talking (indoor voice) & giving five, which he initiated himself. He’s such a great kid. I thought you might like the picture Hospice took for Charis’ Therapy Dog ID badge. I think it’s lovely. (Wish my IDs came out so nice!)”
Charis‘ official CATS card
Riker (Celhaus Jeghbe’ tlh Inganpu) (means “Never Quit”, from Startrek) at 3 years 1 month
Riker is doing very well in Search & Rescue training.
Here he is impatiently waiting to begin a search. And staying warm in between searches. One 10 minute trip to Big R turned into 20 minutes of watching baby chicks
“He is almost there in Trailing… We just need to get a little more solid on the aged trails, and I need to get better at trusting my ability to read him. (We trailing handlers are always second-guessing ourselves…) I have a lot of seasonal staff wanting to help hide for him, so this week I’ll be putting up a schedule and we’ll have lots of fresh blood volunteering.
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but he LOVES swimming. Can’t get him out of the water when we are near it.
And we’ve been working on getting both of us in shape. Lots of hiking over a variety of terrain, building up the paws and learning not to roll around in cacti. Last week was a trail carved high up on the side of the mountain by gold miners (can’t believe they road mules on that thing) and he did pretty well staying away from the edge and not freaking mom out to terribly.
He’s a social little guy. Very appropriate with all the dogs he meets. Full of energy and always busy. Still all nose. He’s pretty entertaining.”
Loki (Celhaus Celhaus Jaeger Loki Hull) at 3 years
“Loki and his best friend, Daisy, my daughter’s dog. They love each other and play so well together.”
Connor (Celhaus Jeremiah Connor) at 3 years
Enjoying his Christmas presents.
Ruger (Celhaus Justice Ruger) at 2 years 2 months
Ruger is doing great, he is still a handful without an off switch. He loves SAR work and is currently certified in cadaver, area and will be taking an avalanche test in March 2018 in Jackson. Even though he has turned two he is still a hundred pound puppy.
Ruger (Celhaus Justice Ruger) at 37 weeks at a Search & Rescue training seminar
This is a cadaver introduction technique. The Bowl game. There are holes in the bottom of the bowl and it is sitting on top of a source. The dog only gets rewarded when their nose is in the bowl. It reinforces nose-to-source
at 34 weeks
“He is an impressive dog, we are still trying to find the off switch but he been a good dog and he really loves to work. He very powerful and only has one speed and that full throttle.” Ruger is in training for Search & Rescue.