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All Too Familiar

–Willow on Lookout

I can’t believe Willow is almost 8 years of age, she is still very healthy and strong and smart.  We do lots of fun activities together every day, especially now that I am retired from 30 years in Law Enforcement.  She has so many show titles I have almost lost count (…not really, LOL!) and best of all, she is a wonderful family pet and certified Therapy Dog, where we do therapeutic visits and she makes everyone smile.


Here she is doing one of her favorite activities- watching the birds and squirrels on the bird feeders!  She likes to stare for the longest time, and when she is outside, she will stand and often point, her patience amazes me!  


She is the best girl EVER!     


Jan MagnusonSUNSTARAll-Breed Dog Training
http://sunstardogtraining.com

Breeder Comment

There is little we can say other than together you have written a fantastic story–what a journey. May she live on, and continue to thrive.

Willow’s Wall

~A picture is worth a thousand words!

UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Novice Trick Dog, UKC Rally Obedience I, UKC Agility I, Therapy Dog International certified

Breeder Comment

Although it was never our goal to raise or sell the Show Dog–Jan Magnuson has done more than we could have ever imagined with her Willow. What an extraordinary career she has had on every level. Even with Jan’s retirement, she and Willow are out in the community doing service work. We cannot thank Jan enough–and this wall attests to all they have achieved together. (The above photo is not the most recent, but it is Jan and my favorite moment in her career–well, one of the favorite moments.)

~As Jan puts it…

Willow has been a superstar her entire life!  She has attained many titles and awards (see above) for Conformation, Obedience and Rally Obedience, Agility, Tricks, and Good Citizen, and include 5 UKC Altered Best-In-Show and 14 Altered Reserve Best-In-Show awards!

Willow is very active as a certified Therapy Dog, and we do visits at retirement, assisted living, and memory care facilities, schools and daycares, and community events.  I have served 30 years as a Law Enforcement Officer, and Willow has accompanied me on duty as a Therapy dog on calls and out in the community, and at the police department. 

Looking for a Find

~Willow in Search

UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-TrialChampion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, CGC, TKN, URO1, UAG1, TDI 

Digging out in the wild or on the beach is a fun activity. Digging in our garden or the yard is not desirable. Digging–its a thing.

Willow earned her TDI

Hi Shela and Cliff- I just posted on FB that Willow passed her TDI Therapy Dog certification test today, I am SO proud of her!!!  She and Daisy will do Therapy Dog visits with me at the assisted living facility where my mom lives (she has Alzheimers); not only do the folks there enjoy the dogs, it helps my mom to make more friends because they connect with the dogs too.  Because Arbor Village allows dogs anyway, we have already been there and visited, but now they are official!  11254435_10206421035067985_7324187248966758461_o

 
Willow was a gem today, they had a girl scout troop of excited little girls as part of the test, it was quite challenging but because Willow is so used to so much at work, it didn’t phase her a bit.  And because my sister is in a wheelchair, Willow is used to that too.  She did great on every part of the test, she is such an amazing dog.  Thank You again, talk to you soon, Jan~  
Note: Before this achievement, this was Willow’s official name; her and Jan have achieved so much together.  

Willow- UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, Canine Good Citizen, United Rally Obedience 1