Tracking Dogs, Dogs and Wildlife
-- Home of Tracking Champion Carmspack Trust CD RN
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Next Morning...
My tire marks going in the driveway the night before. There was approximately 8" of snowfall, after being completely bare when I left for the CCTC party the day before. And still the weather said only 2 cm.
It was a pretty walk with the dogs, of course, in the morning. But just don't want the snow to keep coming and staying. And more came again last night...David spent 4 hr. blowing snow yesterday...not exactly fun.
And the birds were hungry. The pretty pine grosbeaks came back, and we had to put out feed 3x yesterday for all the birds we have now.
Walking in the paths in the front west field. The dogs just love it.
Blast, with his face covered in snow, in trying to suck up to Trust while Tank pretends not to notice. He and Blast had just come back onto the path after a frantic chase through the weeds. About two hours later, the wind and snow started to blow in again, and we had a freezing rain warning all night. Luckily, we didn't get much here, but just MORE snow!
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.