Tracking Dogs, Dogs and Wildlife
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Bad, Bad Mr. Wet Blast!
Well, I could have killed him, but he's been very good for a week, not going into the drink! The snow is gone, so now there are "ponds"...I turned my back for a 'moment' and he was off like a shot, straight across the field. He paused on the edge, looked back at me when I called, and jumped in. Bad, bad, bad dog!
He came out pretty quick....soaking wet, knowing I wasn't too happy and ran through the field like a maniac, big smile on his face! Hard to be mad at him, but when we went back to the house, he stayed out in the sun for a while before he could come back in. Lots of flooding up here, yesterday we went down to Gravenhurst for a scent detection seminar and Hwy. 11 was closed/detours in two places. Never, ever seen that before. Near me, I had to backtrack from 2 roads with water over them and closed. Still some snow in the bush, hope it doesn't get worse. Will put some scent detection pics. on soon, have to work on them, and way too many!!!
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.