Spirit Ridge's "Jesse" earns TOP award in the 20inch veterans Standard category!

 Our own N'Sonic Boom Van Arek earns his Advanced Scent Detection (SDDA) title!

Introducing our Pack Therapy/Healthy Play programme

Our Spirit Ridge K9 Crew

Spirit Ridge's  'Paws for Literacy' Programme

Training videos and slideshows of our dogs

Spirit Ridge 'Brags'!

Introducing .... Spirit Ridge's "Jesse" ATCh!

Client Testimonials and Newsprint Articles about Spirit Ridge 

Spirit Ridge's "Jesse" Goes to the Movies

Important Reading:

Articles of Interest to Dog 'Owners'!

Our Rescued Friends' Hall of Fame

Our Partner Links

In Memorium
"Zorro" (1999-2014)

"KOUKLA" (1998-2011)

A Tribute to Koukla's life

"TEQUILA" (2005-2011)

"KOAL" (Sept 1995-May 2008)


    Spirit Ridge K9 Training  & Rescue

PO Box 70,
Hillsburgh, Ontario, N0B 1Z0   

E-mail: jim@spiritridge.net

"........ because sit happens"

Introducing Spirit Ridge's "Ochi", RNMCL (CARO)

On June 10, 2012, Spirit Ridge's "Ochi" became the youngest of Spirit Ridge's dogs to enter a trial at 8 months and 10 days of age.  After three wonderful "runs", Ochi easily glided towards her first (of what we hope will be many) title in Rally Obedience registering scores of 198/200 (2nd place finish), 196/200 (2nd place finish) and 199/200 (1st place finish) and earning her Rally Novice title "magna cum laude" (meaning an average of at least 190/200 in her three runs).  For a video of "Ochi's" third and final run please follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhRkzdv0ieU&list=UUN046-l7o9lt6-4uwpIhysw&index=1&feature=plcp

Below, are some pictures taken at the Rally Obedience trial held at the Poodle Farm in Vanessa, Ontario, Canada with "Ochi" and his handler, Jim Tsitanidis, K9 Trainer & Behavioural Consultant.  We hope you enjoy them!

For a short video clip of "Ochi's" journey from her South Carolina foster home to Spirit Ridge on December 20, 2012, please click here.

Spirit Ridge's "Ochi" Gets Her First EVER Qualifying Run!                                   Spirit Ridge's "Ochi" Showing Her Appreciation!

Spirit Ridge's "Ochi" Receives Her First Title EVER from judge Debby DaCosta                 Spirit Ridge "Cleans Up" at the Rally Obed. Trial on June 10, 2012: (L to R) "Dale" (border collie) with w                                                                                                                            Pam F., "Ochi" with Jim Tsitanidis and "Toby" (border collie) with Jane O.
ALL C.A.R.O. Rally Novice title holders!  CONGRATULATIONS!