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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-12-2017, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Here's a good profile shot of her at 7 months.
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It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain

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OP - She is gorgeous! And by the looks, she is obviously in awesome shape!

Be careful, some people may tell you she is underweight.

Work that Bitch! And have fun doing it together as a Team.



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Do any others have a change of opinion after seeing her picture? Fodder in particular, because now I'm curious as to what you deleted?

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain

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What a gorgeous girl, Tim. I love that she looks so athletic and yet so feminine too. Just perfect! Bet she'll have a lot of fun on the obstacles.
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You can do a lot of foundation work that doesn't repetitively bang the joints around.

Introduce wobble boards/teeters (they shouldn't be jumping sideways off of those anyway), directional cues, different types of footing, inflatable discs/peanuts. If you search for "rear end awareness" you will find a lot of videos and ideas. You can start training a two-on/two-off command, and then make games out of it.

I don't believe in bubble wrapping puppies, but I wouldn't do jump grids or actual bar jumps with a puppy. JMHO.
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Do any others have a change of opinion after seeing her picture? Fodder in particular, because now I'm curious as to what you deleted?
What I said earlier about the growth plates in a dog's joints wasn't an opinion it was a fact.Any sort of repetitive high impact activity often results in damage to muscles, ligaments,and the joints themselves.Kim has lots of great videos of things to do with puppies and young dogs.Lots of fun and low impact agility foundation and conditioning.Of course our breed are not 'china dolls' that should never run,climb,and jump

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I certainly wasn't questioning any part of your comment on growth plates Terri, and thank you for pointing that out, I wasn't sure of the age! She's so big I sometimes forget how young she is still...

And I have intentionally kept Nyx on the lean side just for that reason. She is so athletic, I have been worried she'd hurt herself!

But she runs miles daily, and is in really good physical shape. Hence the question about jumping.

My comment regarding people's opinion was more directed at what seemed like an abrupt change in perspective when I mentioned how big she's getting. She is definitely over standard. But she, at least in MHO, is more lean and muscular than many other dogs out there.

Still, I was definitely asking for advice, and I appreciate everyone who took time to share their thoughts with me. For the next several months we'll just keep up the strengthening, balance, and spatial awareness stuff.
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