Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Well, no MAD dog title for Roscoe this weekend. He was awesome, but we didn't get the gamble. It was TOTALLY do-able and completely my fault. I only wish we had not been 8th dog in because I sure saw how some of the more experienced handlers were handling it and I could have done it that way myself. But, the show ran little to big, so Roscoe was one of the first to do it. Still, we did great in Snooker for our third Super Q and a win!!! That's all we need for his ADCH (Agility Dog Championship), other than of course all the other q's he needs.
Here is his winning Snooker run for that Super Q!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
My only cripe was one lady and her Bernese Mt. Dog came up near us. She wasn't paying attention and her dog shove it's nose in Roscoe's butt!! WHAT????? Luckily, I had Roscoe in my lap facing the other direction, keeping him occupied since it was close quarters and I immediately gave him a bunch of cookies. I tried not to snap at the lady, but I did blurt out......."He's NOT friendly!!"....... and I know I had a scowl on my face. I can't help it!!! Keep your snotty nosed big goofy dog out of my dog's space!! Roscoe doesn't need an anema from any dog, let alone a big, goofy, hairy one! He was a good boy and forgot about his Bernese colonoscopy and munched on his treats. He actually might not mind such an exam if it means endless cookies!?
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Look at those nicely done nails!!! You can tell by his expression he isn't too impressed. He hates to have his feet touched and......O.......MY......GOODNESS...........my hand is touching his paw!!! Good little buggar only barely complained, though, when I did them. He sat patiently eyeing the yummy turkey ham I had ready to reward him with. They then all got baths and sat in the warm sun to dry. My house is so passive solar oriented it was about 80 degrees in the living room in the afternoon. We had a GREAT woods hike and Roscoe was only barely cold. Stella's Mom got some videos, hopefully she will share and I can post them here.
We are all looking forward to our seminar with Tibby Chase tomorrow!! Off to go cut up more training treats!!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
And, with baths comes nail trims. Colby gets done every other week, but Roscoe I do monthly maybe. Spur gets done when ever, his nails don't grow that fast, but I like his paw fur nice and trim so I do nails often to make it easier to trim his paws neat. So, Spur will get nails and a paw trim, too!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Just shows you that we are probably very much over-vaccinating our pets!!! They just don't need all those vaccines!
Monday, February 9, 2009
It was a fun day, but AKC trials run SO slow and we didn't get home until 7:30. Should not have taken SO long. I just don't understand why they can't figure out how to run the trials better. USDAA can do 5 different classes and still be done by 5:00!! It was also incredibly muddy! My truck needs a good clean out. The crates beds need to be cleaned and the whole truck needs vacuuming. Mud season is a bummer with dogs!!! Spur could really use a bath right now!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Roscoe is in the purple coat, Stella the shihtzu is in the pink coat and they are chasing Spur!! Great fun!!!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Our favorite winter past time on these snowy days is to train MORE tricks!! I searched Youtube for some fun ideas I had not tried and found this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-2LdFoHEck&feature=channel_page and this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaJXkbdOIzY&feature=channel Both show how to teach these tricks, so I got started right away with the hind leg book trick instructions. Roscoe picked it up in no time, but I had no doubt he would. He is used to his kick trick, so he already has hind end awareness. I then brought out Spur and tried it with him. It took Spur a little longer and more of a struggle to figure it out, but we have a start. Funny how some dogs are not really that aware of their hind legs. I remember thinking when Spur was a puppy how his back legs just seemed to follow, not that his mind was setting them where they should go, but that they just follow along by default. He is much more coordinated now, but still this hind leg lift trick wasn't as easy for him as it was for Roscoe.