Events

PSEC Events

If you have questions about our events, please email us at info@psec-earthdog.org.

Practice in Stanwood

When
Where
Sanders’ Residence
33101 44th Ave NW
Stanwood, WA 98292

To help us all get ready for our Fall tests PSEC is offering a practice session north of Seattle in Stanwood on Sunday, August 28.

Bring treats for your dog such as string cheese or other treats that your dog really likes. It never hurts to bring a shovel and some work gloves just in case the dens need a little clean-up.

The fun starts at 10:00am.

Email info@psec-earthdog.org for further information.

Practice in Stanwood

When
Where
Sanders’ Residence
33101 44th Ave NW
Stanwood, WA 98292

To help us all get really ready for our Fall tests PSEC is offering another practice session north of Seattle in Stanwood on Sunday, September 24, starting at 10:00 am.

Email info@psec-earthdog.org for further information.

Practice in Rochester

When
Where
Lake Residence
17926 Mary Ln SW
Rochester, WA

We will be holding a work party and practice session on Sunday, October 9 in Rochester, WA.

Come practice in the very same dens we’ll be using for our Fall tests! The funs starts at 10:00 am.

Email info@psec-earthdog.org for more information.

Pre-Test Practice

When
Where
Lake Residence
17926 Mary Ln SW
Rochester, WA

Come to our Fall tests a day early, help clean up the dens, and practice with your dog! Practice will start around 1:00 am.

2022 Fall Tests

When
Closing Date
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Where
Lake Residence
17926 Mary Ln SW
Rochester, WA
AKC Event Numbers
2022525303, 2022525304, 2022525305, 2022525309
Links

We will be holding our Fall tests in Rochester, WA on October 22 & 23. We are offering four tests — two on Saturday, and two on Sunday.

The Test Chair is Jan Pool. The Test Secretary is Sandra Distefano.

Judges

Judges will tentatively include Lia Bijsterveld (Richmond, BC), Sue Ellestad (Moses Lake, WA), Harriet Haydon (Puyallup, WA), Jill Petersen (Kenmore, WA), Sil Sanders (Stanwood, WA), and Blue Sandrock (Tacoma, WA).

Note! The following judging assignments are still tentative.

Saturday AM Saturday PM Sunday AM Sunday PM
IQ Harriet Haydon Lia Bijsterveld Sue Ellestad Harriet Haydon
NE Sue Ellestad Blue Sandrock Jill Petersen Lia Bijsterveld
JE Jill Petersen Sue Ellestad Blue Sandrock Sil Sanders
SE & ME Lia Bijsterveld Jill Petersen Lia Bijsterveld Sue Ellestad

Novice Earthdog

Note that at these tests we are offering the new Novice Earthdog class. NE is very similar to IQ (10-foot, one-turn tunnel), except that neither the judge nor the handler may help the dog after the release. Novice Earthdog is a titling class: two passes under two different judges earns a NE title.

At our tests, dogs who have not yet earned an Earthdog title may be entered in any combination of IQ, NE, and/or JE.

Camping

Overnight camping and RV/trailer parking are available, RSVP required. Please note that there are no hookups. Contact Curtis Lake for Reservations 253-720-8234

Other Clubs’ Events

We would be happy to list your club’s earthdog event here. Please send your event’s details to our webmaster.

2022 DFSW Fall Tests

When
Where
Winlock Washington Hound Grounds
1377 Hining Road
Winlock, WA
AKC Event Numbers
2022699011, 2022699012

The Dachshund Fanciers of Southwestern Washington will be holding their Fall Tests on October 8.

Keeping Up to Date

If you'd like to be kept informed of PSEC tests and practice sessions, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Announcements are also posted to the PSEC Facebook group.

We also maintain two groups.io discussion groups:

Earthdog tests may also be found using the AKC’s event search page.