Tracking Dogs, Dogs and Wildlife
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Monday, November 26, 2012
We Have Snow!
Although it's 'pretty' I certainly wish we didn't have it beginning to come all at once! I do NOT want to lose all our walking trails like we did last winter.
This is Kira in the above picture.
Taken in the front field looking east to the vacant property next door with the ancient barn in the background. Calling for 'some' snow every day this week!
Kira again. All the dogs just love the snow; I don't think we've ever had a dog that did not. They often barge out, dive in and roll.
Coming back from the field and walking up the driveway. I'd be happy if we had only this much most of the winter. We are drifted in quite often and don't even want to think about that yet!
Tank, Trust and Blast running along a path nearing the end of a walk. As I said, they just love the snow. It's around -8 degrees Celsius today, but had some sun and little wind, so was quite comfortable on our walks.
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.