Achievement of Excellence Award

Barbara Friedrich
Barbara Friedrich

We are pleased to announce a new annual award:

Achievement of Excellence Award 

“In honor of Barbara Friedrich”

Barbara Friedrich (1939-2016) was an advocate for dogs and handlers. An active member of the Upper Snake River Valley Dog Training Club (USRVDTC) for many years, she successfully competed with multiple dogs in Obedience, Rally, Tracking and helped many other dog/handler teams reach their goals. Barbara gave freely of her time and talents to further the objectives of the club and its members. The Achievement of Excellence Award has been established in Barb’s honor to recognize dog/handler teams for their success and in memory of Barbara’s many accomplishments and friendship to all.

This award is for members of the Upper Snake River Valley Dog Training Club.  There is a link below for the guidelines, application, points worksheet, and points schedule for the award.  The time period for accumulating points will run from November 1 of each year through October 31 of the following year.

The Award recognizes the collaboration of dog and handler and the bond that forms as they work together in various sports. It will be presented annually to the high scoring team during the Club’s Christmas party. The team will receive a plaque and their names will be added to the memorial poster which will be housed at the Snake River Animal Shelter in Idaho Falls.


Below, find a link to the application and details of this award:

Revised Achievement of Excellence Award Application

Revised October 19th, 2017 – The application has been revised to include additional AKC events.  This revision was approved at the October 2017 club meeting.


If you would like to make a donation to this award, please leave with a Board member or mail to the address below.  Checks should be made to USRVDTC – Award.

Mail contributions to:

PO Box 1611
Idaho Falls, ID 83401