Hi, I have just joined Dog Tricks Academy and look forward to meeting some people through this forum that share my love for dogs. I have two Papillons, Dapper, 9 years old retired CDX Rally Novice. Dapper is a Phalene, the drop ear variety of the erect ear Papillon. Yes, both ear carriage, the drop ear Phalene and the erect ear Papillon, both called Papillons, by AKC, can be shown in the same AKC breed ring but Phalenes are rare in the United states. I started training Dapper, at age 10 weeks using the clicker only to teach all exercises through Utility and by four months he could do all the exercises, except the jumps were only about 2 inches high, at that young age. I don't jump a dog full height, until they are a year old. Demi, is my three year old Papillon, in training for Novice OB and Rally. I have been pet obedience training in classes, with all my dogs, since 1957, yes I am OLD! I started showing in AKC obedience trials, with my two Poms about 16 year ago. One Pom got her CDX, my first competitive dog and my second Pom, got her UD!!! She earned this title in 9 shows and was the thrill of my life! So now live alone with my two darling Papillons and do a lot of just for fun, clicker shaping with them and they both love to have a clicker fun training session, on something new. Dapper is very good at clicker training and never stops till he gets it right. Demi has vacations of the mind sometimes, while in a clicker training session, LOL. She is adorable and only 4 pounds. Demi is in training for Novice OB and Rally, at this time and almost ready to show in Novice OB and in Novice Rally, if I can prevent her from visiting everyone watching her run, including the judge and stewards, that is. She is the friendliest dog I have ever known and loves everyone. I did fill out a profile and will download pictures of My Papillons, when I figure out how to do it. So look forward to meeting some new dog lover people and learning some new tricks and talking about my favorite subject, dogs!! Patti H.