Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dog Days of Summer

This summer has been unbelievable!   It has been difficult to keep up.   Rick and I took Ziva up to Surrey Langley (near Vancouver) in June for a training seminar with Peter Scherk of Team Huewinkl, Germany.  I've taken her to WA and MT for SAR training.   It has been busy.

Right now I have a Scottish Terrier and a Rottweiler her for board and train.   Recently finished up a Havanese (cute enough to die for).  I also have two GSD bitches for training.  One is here this month and I will hoping to get her Bh in a few weeks.   The other is here from CA for me to train and put a CD on.   No shortage of training to do here.   Add to that, Ziva.   She will also go for her Bh in September.   Next year my plan is to get her IPO1 and her CDX and UD.   Of course, our ultimate goals are the IPO 3 and UDX and OTCH.   Now that she's 3 yrs old, I need to get busy!

I'd like to post updates on Ziva and Rena (GSD from CA).   Interested??

Suzie and Jeb are doing well.   God willing, Jeb will be 14 in December.   He's pretty deaf and a bit senile, but demanding as ever which is good.  He had a good run a couple weeks ago and we have proof!  (see below)  He's precious!


Margot Woods said...

How great to see thoes pixs of Jeb. Brings back some pretty fine memories. Jeb and Wrap and then Jeb and Sanity and the morning Sanity tried to break her own neck. Well, maybe that isn't such a fine memory, but hey all the rest of them are great.

I know you have been teaching some truly awesomely large classes. Have you started offering a retrieve (open) class yet? After litterly years of never being able to start more than one retrieve class a year, this was a banner year and I just started my THIRD one for this year. YEAH!

One student at a time, we are still working to make a difference in formal obedience and in overally very well mannered dogs.

Paula McCollum & the Blueticks said...

It's sooooo good to hear from you Margot! I have taught a few open classes but not for a while. My apprentice is doing awesome and if she can help me more and more, I can fit more classes in. Time has been scarce because of all the board and trains I get. Even one is a lot. I've had multiples. :o

Very lucky to still have Jeb around. He's a special boy -- you'd never know he was an OTCh now lol. Suzie neither. Retired and spoiled!

Please keep in touch! Your teachings are with me always!