Tracking Dogs, Dogs and Wildlife
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Wildflowers & an 'Alien'
Extremely fragrant old fashioned wild roses, scattered here and there, are so pretty.
Weeds! Never remember the name, but are actually pretty with glossy leaves, growing around edges of trees into forest...do take over in places, but the tiny flowers are very cute and also are very fragrant, especially early morning and evening.
This is Goatsbeard, that I originally planted (a small plant) but has also spread well.
Muskmallow reseeds like crazy with the wind. Here, on the septic tank bed, all the normally green grass is completely dead and brown. Muskmallow thrives in hot and dry conditions.
Not wild, hanging in a planter on the deck but needs daily watering. Weirdest plants I've ever had (Passionflower); saved this one over winter and have another new one on other side of deck, which is more purplish. Flowers last barely over one day and are multi-levels, really quite amazing.
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.