Tracking Dogs, Dogs and Wildlife
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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wise Owl, Other Wknd. Pics.
This large Barred Owl was resting on top of a large spruce, trying to snooze. I didn't think I'd get a picture of him, this tree is a very long way from the window I was standing in.
And on top of the smaller tree beside him was a VERY annoying bluejay. It was very comical to watch. The bluejay would stand there screaming at the owl, and then periodically take off and fly around the owl, who just ignored him. He would then land on the treetop again. Talk about nerve.
Yes, well, I guess we have strange wildlife here...! A bunch of red squirrels feeding under one of the bird feeders. Suddenly, a pine grosbeak appears to be 'dive bombing' the squirrels! Just "happened" to catch him in the picture...he was just heading down for sunflower seeds, but kind of a funny shot.
Just a pretty shot into the west sky as I walked up the driveway. Not sure what these clouds were suggesting....it was a change to come.
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.