Rickie Hall and Chestr Sovi Mlyn, “Chaka,” BH, IPO1, IPO2, IPO3, IGP 3
Rickie and Chaka earned their IGP3 at New England Regionals in 2019, with most of the club there to cheer them on. They tied for fourth place in protection. Other notable trial performances have resulted in trophies for Chaka in High Tracking, High IPO I, and High IPO 2.
Rickie competed at the 2022 Working Dog Championship in Ohio with a score of 260 Tracking 92, Obedience 81, and Protection 87 and says that if Chaka can get a score of 270 she would love to go to nationals with him.
Chaka was born in Chez with a breeding of Fatty Sovi Mlyn by Fin Z Podbrdskeho Kraje, DOB 2/28/2016. He is a serious working dog and Rickie enjoys working with him regularly, including tracking and attending Maine Schutzhund club on Saturday for many years. Chaka has great food drive, ball drive and he also enjoys protection very much.
Rickie has three other dogs that she’s worked over the years. They are:
Like many of us at Maine Schutzhund Club, Rickie first got started in the sport because it gave her something to do with her dogs. Once she saw how much they enjoyed it, she got addicted!
When asked what advice she’d share with someone just getting started in Schutzhund, Rickie says, Listen and learn from those who have training knowledge, and attend seminars. Give your dog time to mature and grow, don’t rush getting titles because it could backfire. Rewards, fun training, and playing games with your dog are SOOOO much fun for your dog if they have high drive.