Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nosework with Reiker!

Reiker and I attended a Sniffinar with instructor Dana Gallagher a couple months ago. She's coming back in July!
Anyway, she graciously allowed us to video the seminar, and said I was free to share the video of Reiker working through the stages as long as I stripped the sound. So excuse the music, or turn off your volume!

We had four turns. The first turn was just an intro, the second was similar but Dana handled our dogs while we set boxes. The third we took off our leashes. My dog was the only one who left the 'search area'. And the fourth was puzzles and blind hides. Fantastic seminar. We have been practicing nosework once a week after my class, and both boys love it.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Reiker and the border collie

Kaylee really wants to play with him. Reiker really wants her to stay away from his frisbees!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Recovering well!

You can still see the marks on his face and his shaved leg, but he's doing far better

From Reiker 2

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Kibble Snorfle!

Reiker scoops kibble up off the lawn:

From Reiker 2

And a couple dogs I looked after are hunting kibble for the first time:

Saturday, May 11, 2013

West update!

From West's Adoptive Family:

Hi Courtenay
I'm sending a few clips of west as promises.
Better late then never !
Nina and West have become great buddies.
Can't remember if I mentioned that Nina has arthritis in her spine.
No more trials for her, I still practice with her and she really enjoys it.
West is doing great, we're off to a trial in Cloverdale as I write.
Let me know went you are coming to Victoria, we'll try and connect.
I've decided not to do Regionals with West this year, too early.
I hope Reiker is doing better.
Poor guy looks like he went through a rough time
All the best