Had a really good day at training - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
Zombie Queen Moderator
 
NancyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 16,480
Had a really good day at training

Grim's first chance to work blind unknown problems since the trip to the ER.

We had 4 areas to work (one yard, one yard with crawlspace, one section of stream and a different section of stream)

He nailed them all and no false indications - and I did not talk him into one in an area where he was getting scent but did not indicate. I even did not drop my phone into the stream (I realized I was walking down the middle of a stream with my cellphone unprotected in my pocket) and Grim met a cat dba "the jabberwocky"....cat was in a mass of roots and he ignored the mewing while working but went over to investigate on the way back with the ball in his mouth. Put his head on the stump and the cat came flying out and he lept backwards. Wasnt really rattled though just startled and got the message. The cat was fine with people afterwards. No Grim damages.

Also got a loaner small vari kennel for puppy and an almost free wire 42 inch wire crate from a teammate so I won't have to be buying any crates for Beau!

Nancy



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-NAPWDA Certified Cadaver Dog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Partner in Crime
Waiting at the Bridge: Grim (NAPWDA), Cyra, Toby, Oscar, Linus, Rainbow, Arlo, & Waggles
NancyJ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 09:24 PM
The "I'm not dead yet" Administrator.
 
gsdsar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,904
Sounds like he did great!! It is always exciting when you realize they "get" it.

"So that others may live"

Hannah vom Steffenhaus, BH, Wilderness SAR
Eisenhower v.d Polizei "Ike" Wilderness SAR, CGC
B'Lena z. Treuenhanden
Nixon vom Banach, RATN
Phoster, FEMA USAR(Labrador)
Ch. Pennywise Sticky Wicket(Dandie Dinmont Terrier)
gsdsar is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 09:30 PM
Moderator
 
gsdraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mont Co, PA
Posts: 5,627
Awesome. Glad you had a good day!

Jamie

Raven (GSD) - December 8, 2007
Kaiser (GSD) - November 2009
Holly (GSD) - March 24, 2011

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
gsdraven is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
Zombie Queen Moderator
 
NancyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 16,480
Yeah, he has "had it" but started loosing his mojo some this summer....he was still maintaining good stats but his energy level just seemed down. ....

The neuter and slow shrinking of the prostate gland (which was making him constipated) seems to be helping and I am giving him turmeric now daily for inflammation (he does have some spondylosis but hs is also 8) ... the enlarged spleen.....we will recheck in 2 months......He does seem to be feeling better though.

We are hoping to be on target for his next NAPWDA recert this fall but they have changed the rules around a little but it should not be too bad....

Nancy



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-NAPWDA Certified Cadaver Dog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Partner in Crime
Waiting at the Bridge: Grim (NAPWDA), Cyra, Toby, Oscar, Linus, Rainbow, Arlo, & Waggles
NancyJ is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 09:38 AM
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Beaumont,Texas
Posts: 4,980
We are hoping to be on target for his next NAPWDA recert this fall but they have changed the rules around a little but it should not be too bad....





what changed?
ladylaw203 is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 09:44 AM
Crowned Member
 
GSDElsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central, NY
Posts: 4,119
Glad he's back at it!

J, mom to:
- Elsa - "Da Pookins"
- Medo - "The Beast From The East"
GSDElsa is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
Zombie Queen Moderator
 
NancyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 16,480
They are requiring cadaver dogs pass the obedience test - so I need to brush up on our heeling. I do have good offlead control (and lack of control is why they required it) but not as precise as what is required for the test.

Also the training aids must be bone and soft tissue. half must be less than 3 months old. Honestly, I think that is a good change, more realistic though it may have the unintended consequence of smaller than bigger aids because of how hard it can be to get tissue and fresh bone.

Nancy



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-NAPWDA Certified Cadaver Dog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Partner in Crime
Waiting at the Bridge: Grim (NAPWDA), Cyra, Toby, Oscar, Linus, Rainbow, Arlo, & Waggles
NancyJ is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 04:29 PM
Crowned Member
 
cliffson1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 5,442
cliffson1 is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 04:34 PM
Moderator
 
JakodaCD OA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Old Lyme, CT USA
Posts: 21,367
good job!!

Diane
Ozzie vom Kleinen Hain
Danger Danger vom Kleinen Hain aka Masi
Tranquillo's Kizzy
Jakoda's Kholee
"Angel" Jakoda's Bewitchen Sami CD OA OAJ OAC NGC OJC RS-O GS-N JS-O TT HIC CGC
"Angel" Steinwald's Four x Four CGC HIC TT
"Angel" Harmonyhill's Hy Jynx NA NAJ NAC NJC RS-N JS-N HIC
"Angel" Jakoda's Jagged Edge
JakodaCD OA is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 05:41 PM
Crowned Member
 
GSDElsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central, NY
Posts: 4,119
Where are you guys getting fresh BONE from? That does seem like it would be a huge challenge

J, mom to:
- Elsa - "Da Pookins"
- Medo - "The Beast From The East"
GSDElsa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome