Tracking Dogs, Dogs and Wildlife
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Helloooo Spring!!!!! Huh?!
No sign of spring here! Snow every day all week, blowing snow as spring "officially" arrived, continuing since.
So, the dogs love the snow, but I so want to get out tracking...
Kira and I went down to check the salt lick and she, of course, had a great time.
In her little mind...snow and a ball is all you need!
Deer have been using the salt lick, it's odd, they make such an interesting pattern in it. Haven't actually been many around...which is ok!
I got a new Kong black frisbee a few days ago. Unusual for Tank to get it, now he won't let it go so it's a tugging match with Blast.
Blast eventually won, and now he is guarding the frisbee, a blue ball, and an orange ball. Amazingly, he can carry all three when he puts them in the right order.
I got this when Tank ran off with it. Blast had momentarily dropped it and went after something else. Poor Tank didn't have it for long!
Right here...in the hole...I got ya'!!! Kira, of course.
Blast doing his wolf imitation coming out of the bush...except...don't think wolves carry blue balls!
I looked a pics. of the dogs last year, same dates, we were racing through a pond in the field, splashing water everywhere and having a great time. Not a flake of snow in sight! Come on spring!!!!!!!!!
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.