|06-19-2014 09:04 AM|
|06-17-2014 09:52 PM|
|06-16-2014 06:31 PM|
morning hike, recalls were 100% a bit of agility thrown in from the downed trees across the trails.
|06-15-2014 10:48 PM|
My club isn't into photoshoots while training,so seldom do we get pictures of training(unless I'm behind the lens).
We had a great training day yesterday. Tracking was worthy. Karlo did his transports and held his position/control in the long bite scenario with a cool head. I was impressed!
Today, we visited the local UKC Premier event , even though K didn't participate, I was proud of all the complements he received on his structure and temperament. So many commented on him being a 'real GSD' in his looks. And a couple remininced to me while they petted him....telling me he brought back memories of the war dogs. One elderly gentleman was so 'blessed' to see a dog that reminded him of his past GSD from the late 40's. Karlo had no idea as he was being petted how much he meant to this man. The weekend was a good one, weatherwise and with the fun we had! We also were able to see a few dogs from this board at the UKC event. They were very busy entering many events and representing well!
|06-11-2014 09:56 PM|
|elisabeth_00117||Yeah, I have been keeping up with her and reading about those issues.. insane people she lives next too!|
|06-11-2014 08:00 PM|
I don't know if we'll go out again. There isn't much interest in this area so the instructor goes down to Ohio to a group she instructs there. If others are willing to do it here, she'd probably set something up, but needs to make it worth her while.
Her crazy neighbors cause issues constantly for her...the main reason she doesn't use her own property for lessons.
I really enjoyed watching how the dogs natural programmed instincts worked. It would be great to see it on a regular basis.
|06-11-2014 07:48 PM|
You will be amazed the second time out... we rotate dogs each lesson usually.
20 minutes for one dog, then switch dogs (or a break) and then bring them back for another 20 minutes. It's amazing to see them settle into their role.
We didn't do any lessons for a few months because of the weather and I thought Zef would go back in the pen a nut and back to bad habits but she went in there like she hadn't had any break. It was amazing to watch.
|06-11-2014 07:28 PM|
I was thinking we should have done two sessions that one day. The first as an intro/get the dogs acclimated to the pasture and let their brain click. Then take them out after they process it and see how different they work. I regret that we didn't do that. We did ask after we put the dogs up.
The instructor had already let the sheep out into the back pasture as we were putting our dogs into their crates.
|06-08-2014 09:09 PM|
Awesome! Isn't herding fun?! It's so neat to see the dogs do what comes naturally.
I would be interested in a in depth convo with you (FB perhaps) about how Karlo did since they share similar lines (with Zef). We have so much fun at herding, we do mostly gathering but have just started to work a border this last lesson. It's scary how quick they pick it up, within a few laps they usually get it which is awesome.
|06-08-2014 07:38 PM|
No certificates. AKC will only do it if a club sponsers it, and sadly there isn't enough interest in tending.
The host is an AKC judge for this however. It was just to test their tending(not herding) instinct. We didn't give the dogs any information or coaxing....other than to tell them back or out when they passed the border patrolling area(the dogs were not allowed inside the boundary) They were supposed to keep the sheep in the border area but not go in and move them. All about what is in their heart/genetics.
The sheep that we saw aren't used much, unlike the ones that are always in a roundpen and have dogs running them constantly.
Interesting in how the flock keeps themselves 'safe'(the older ones are always in the center) leaving the youngsters vulnerable on the perimeter of the fold.
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