Friday, November 30, 2012

18 Months of Age


Bently, Charlie, Elsie, Stella & Will

18 Days
Quite obviously not one to miss any meals!

The mystery of my frayed ricrac collar solved:

Uncle Tyro checking me out up-close for the first time
Chillin' with Uncle Tyro at 18 weeks
18 weeks
18 months

 In a whirlwind, I went from

Mr. Blue
UKC BIS UKC/CKC CH Varazs Mokany Kiralyi Orban

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday's Work

The Tire Jump

I was sent to the jump by the camera hound who was
standing 20' feet away facing the side of the jump

These photos and videos are from my Introduction to the Tire Jump. Or, should I say, the "tired" jump!  (The camera hound is not moving very well in these videos as she overdid some yardwork earlier in the day. Part of that work was freeing the tire jump from its job as a support for the temporary fencing.)

Here's my Introduction to Directed Jumping using the tire jump ("jump") and the bar jump ("over").  An arm signal accompanied the verbal signals (which you would have been able to see had the camera been better positioned...sigh).

The tire jump is LOTS OF FUN but it really does need a little sprucing up with fresh tape (not photoshop)!.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Thanksgiving Faux Pas

to my
American Family, Friends & Followers!

 Safe Travels & Good Eats

Wednesday's Work

My Advanced Trick Dog title is official, here are tricks #2 - #5.

Trick #2
Jumping Figure 8s

Trick #3
 Head Down

Trick #4
Back Up

You can see my first attempts and backing up here:  back up

Trick #5

The video I wanted to post could not be located so I will have to post another at a later date.  Treiball is like soccer for dogs.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Caught in the Act

But, why?

Why shouldn't I stand on the table?

[This was 9 months ago.  I would never dream of such a thing now ;)]

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fashion Friday

While deciding on a winter coat for me, Mom found a bargain she couldn't pass up.  There was only one in the store: an XXL!  The colour looks good on me, it is fleece-lined, it has reflective strips and it cost only $15!  With a small investment of time it can be altered if it proves to be too roomy for me. 

As the XXL is intended for Rottweilers, Mastiffs, etc.,
the neck opening is rather large for me. 

Somay we present

the Canine Cravat

which works best when the ends are all tucked in and out of reach!
Tee hee hee

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday's Work

I am now working my way towards the next Trick Dog level - Advanced Trick Dog (ATD).  Here is my first Advanced trick:

Trick #1
Tap Light

[You can see some of the tricks I mastered for the Novice (NTD) and the Intermediate (ITD) titles here:  "2 trick dog titles"]

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Caught in the Act

While Mom was busy trying to get a good shot of this plump squirrel (looks like he could be solely responsible for ripping up our yard) ...

I was busy pulling out a 3' bamboo stake from the temporary fencing.

Later, when Mom wasn't looking, I pulled out a 5' bamboo stake!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Wednesday's Work

Until now my only exposure to a teeter was when I was itty bitty and the teeter was just inches off the ground.

A couple of weeks ago, I learned the bang game.  This game is lots of fun and it teaches me that I control the movement of the teeter and the noise it makes when the board hits the ground.  Playing the bang game will give me extra confidence when it comes time for me to learn to run across the full height teeter.