Tracking Dogs, Dogs and Wildlife
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Saturday, June 30, 2012
Too HOT again, Humid and Deerflies!
Setting up to catch the ball. Too hot again for anything more than short walks, and a bit of ball playing. Expected thunderstorms, with the high humidity, but nothing yet.
And she pushes off. We have cut paths throughout the front fields to walk in; since the fields are no longer used for hay, they are pretty wild and hard to get through. The deer flies are horrid right now also, so we don't spend much time out there. This morning we did 3 nice little walks through the forest with the dogs...they loved that.
Kira found something wonderfully smelly to roll in, so had a bath when we returned.
I don't think she's ever missed a ball and on long throws she normally gets it in once bounce...or it bounces off her back...she's mighty fast.
We were playing with two balls to keep her busy. Not too many, though, as it was too hot. Hoping for a cool start to the day tomorrow, and try to get her out on a little track really early. I was lucky to get Tank and Blast out two mornings this week...very early before the heat settled in again. Forecast remains hot and humid for over another week. We are in a no-burn, no firecrackers warning again also. Hope everyone abides by it.
We train/compete in various dog sports, but Tracking has been my main interest since 1994. Five of my dogs have earned TDX titles,Trust has now earned her UTDX which gives her the title of a Canadian Tracking Champion!!! And Now!! Blast has just earned his Tracking Champion title after passing his UTDX Oct.21/12 at just 3 years of age! Blast earned his UTD, TDX and UTDX all in 2012, quite a feat! Tank is working towards the elusive UTDX in 2013. One of the most special is still our little rescued sheltie earning a TD at nearly fifteen years old! I offer tracking classes each spring and am very proud of my students who have earned titles. I've also done tracking seminars on occasion, usually aimed at beginners. I am a CKC Tracking Rep. for Northern Ont. as well as a CKC Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator.
We have been visiting a local nursing home weekly, when possible, for over six years, but presently have taken a reprieve from this.
Time spent with the dogs walking/running on our property is probably our most enjoyable activity. I also offer private in-home training to assist pet owners and their dogs/puppies.