Firstly you are an inspiration to me. Your skill level and your achievements are absolutely fantastic.
It would be an honour to call you my friend, and I sincerely hope that this occurs in the years to come.
You, your family and your wonderful dog Indy are always welcome to our house and I hope you take up the offer as many times as possible.
You are an excellent trainer, I know, I travel the world and you are the best of the best as is your dog. He is the BEST MAL I HAVE EVER SEEN and Mel I have seen heaps. You have a great dog and you are so successful, so keep winning, keep going forward, and I will do everything I can to help you in every way possible.
I am very interested in setting up a sporting dog club in Cairns so let me know if I can help.
There was obviously a special rapport between this wonderful high drive dog who was fortunate enough to have an insightful training partner – a terrific combination. I do remember thinking when I first saw Indy working with Mel that he was just the kind of handful needed in a dog to succeed at the highest level. I know he’ll continue to succeed at UD and beyond – he was made for obedience trialling and Mel is a wonderful dog trainer.
Huge congratulations to Mel and her Malinois, Indy for their outstanding achievement in obedience in 2013. Not only did Mel win the ‘Golden Dumbell’ for posting 6 scores over 190 in Open Obedience, in the process they also gained the ‘Vikings Muzzle Queenslands Open Obedience Dog of the Year” award, a first for a handler from Far North Queensland. Mel and Indy have now been invited to compete at the National Obedience Championships. Well done to a great team and watch out for Mel’s performances in 2014
I don’t know how she did it but after just 2 sessions with Mel our dog is a totally different character. amazing stuff