I have had the pleasure of sharing my life with Goldens for over 35 years, and have been lucky enough to breed the occasional litter along the way. I joined the GRCWA in the 1980s because of my interest in the breed. Showing my dogs encouraged me to join the club so that I could learn more not only about showing, but about the breed in general. There are many different activities you can do with goldens, and I have enjoyed a number of them throughout the years. These include showing, obedience, therapy visits to aged care facilities, and training. I am a life member of the Joondalup Dog Training Club and this year I am entering my 16th year of being an instructor with the club. I admit there is always a little bit of added joy when there is a golden or two in the training class. I have enjoyed being a member of GRCWA and have made many friends along the way. I am currently showing my 10th month old girl Asher which is a lot of fun. Becoming a member of the GRCWA not only assists in the promotion of our breed, but joining in with activities offered can only enrich your Golden’s time with you.