Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
Stark needs something to do!
Okay, so everyone needs to put on their thinking caps... lol.
Stark who was suppose to start back with herding isn't going to be able to do it until the fall due to the heat and lack of availability with my trainer (a few people who are trailing are getting the training hours that are available first, so we probably won't get to do any training until the end of August).
A little information about Stark in case you don't "know" him...
- no ball/toy drive
- medium prey drive
- VERY easily distracted
- not food motivated at all
- not very much into play with the handler (depends on what is around him)
- medium nerve (was reactive towards people in youth, but with work he is totally 100% fine now)
- 3 years old, sounds body (prelims were "rated" good to excellent)
I am a big believer in ensuring that your dogs is doing SOMETHING, even if it is just for fun..
Stark has participated in - schutzhund, agility, rally/obedience, herding, dock diving (won't jump off the dock), and a few other fun things.. none of these things really got him excited other than herding. Herding is his thing for sure, but I can't drive 2 hours each week for the lessons at the other farm (I already do this for Zefra and schH).
So... can we put our heads together and think of something for Stark to do? I am willing to drive 1 hour each week for his activity. I would like to get him lure coursing but the organization out here will not allow other breeds to participate which is silly in my opinion.
Anyways... any ideas are welcomed and appreciated... feeling a bit down about this whole thing for him. Zefra is involved in all of the above mentioned and has fun/excels at all and I want Stark to find something fun to do while we wait for herding to start up again.
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