Settled

And just like that Figgy finally passed that point that we finally have our groove down. Those first couple weeks with a puppy are rough, they are so young and know absolutely nothing - everything is new to them and they have to get used a lot of very stressful things without having a support …

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Puppy Progress

Puppies at this age grow up so incredibly quickly! Figgy is 9 weeks old now, getting bigger and faster and more opinionated. Fig has LOTS of opinions. She definitely is living up to what I expected with her breeding, though actually she's basically like female Fred 2.0. I don't see any Navarre in her, despite …

Puppies Galore

Well, puppies keep you busy, that's for sure. Summer of Puppies is in full swing, and I had multiple puppies at once this week. Thankfully, they ended up liking each other, but 2 puppies at once is kind of mass chaos. Leia went home yesterday though, so only one puppy now! Meet Fig: 8 weeks …

Justine and Jessica

For last few years I've been doing a summer seminar up in Washington with Justine Davenport, this year Tammy brought both her and Jessica down to our area. I like their stuff, I have for years, it suits me really well and the trained skills are so helpful to my students. Agility will always have …

Cat Hiking

Summer of Puppies continues, Carol's Briard puppies are 7.5 weeks, and I'll get to play with one for a couple weeks while she's waiting for her new owner. I do like Briards, but way too big and hairy for me. Playing with a puppy for a couple weeks will be fun though, they are very …

Goodbye to Fenny

Fenwick passed away this week, he was almost 18 years old. Bruce told me that he went for a walk around the field, and then passed away peacefully in his sleep. I'm so thankful he had such a long, healthy life and such a gentle passing. It's what I wish for all my animals. It …

Experimental Trial

I experimented with our quiet handling at the trial this weekend. Not totally, gave him weave, contact and tunnel cues, and anything else that seemed really appropriate, but I also tried to stay quiet if I could. REALLY tried not to say his name unless I really needed his attention. Was funny how I then …