Tracking Dogs, Dogs and Wildlife
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Friday, February 15, 2013
Blast surveying the scene on top of a snow bank...a brief rest from chasing balls. Such is our life these days. Nothing much else to do but go for walks/runs through the snow, down the driveway, play with balls...
We had another large snowfall overnight, continuing into this morning. The snowplow fellow was here yesterday, and back again this afternoon! Above, Trust is coming down the driveway, in the remaining tracks made by Davids' truck when he went out this morning.
We did have a nice couple of walks after the driveway was done this afternoon...even had sunshine! Blast is on the other side of the pile of snow, finding a ball I threw over. Poor Tank tried to get up a steep area and slid back down. As usual, Trust 'watches over' the proceedings.
This is Kira, on a later walk coming over a plowed up snowpile.
Again, here is Trust watching 'the boys' running back over the top of this pile of snow. It was actually quite lovely at this time, up to -10 C and just a light wind...not enough to start drifting over the driveway, luckily.
Kira coming down over the same pile the boys were on...kind of messed up now with all their climbing and jumping. Back down to -20 C again tonight.
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.