This week is the three year anniversary and the final FitDog Friday Blog Hop. It is rather sad to say farewell to a blog hop we participated in regularly, and eventually became a cohost of. Times change in the blogging world, and it is time to move on. No worries, though, I will still be a fit dog, and continue to post a lot about canine fitness! [Read more…]
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If you want to find out how to get lost hiking in a circle, simply go out with my mom! At least she admits she is directionally challenged! Let’s think back to the drive to BlogPaws in Vegas last year shall we? Mom had no clue Utah was between CO and NV and she didn’t realize we had to drive through mountains. This lack of direction is how she ended up in snow with just shorts and a t-shirt. Good thing she has us to help her out. [Read more…]
About a week and a half ago on a Sunday, Bailie and I got really wild. It was fall, but there was a big cold snap and snowstorm headed out way for Monday and we could sense the end of fall. We decided to make the best of it and get a real good workout. We love cold and snow, but the best traction for paws is the grass and we wanted to get some good chase and wrestle in before fall ended. Once outside, I told Bailie about my secret strategy. [Read more…]
Bailie and I are in the middle of our nose work three class which is exteriors and vehicles. Nose work involves four search areas, interiors, containers, exteriors, and vehicles. Switching from interior to exterior searches is like entering a new world, and a much more difficult, yet exciting world. The first two weeks we did some real easy searches outside the place we did interior nose work. We needed to learn to search outside, and to ignore all the outdoor distractions. Last week we went to the Stone Overlook at the Big Rivers Regional Trail to have class. This added a ton of variables including planes overhead, cars, tons of bicyclists, walkers, and dogs we did not know. [Read more…]
This has been a real stressy, up and down week at our house. Monday and Tuesday night, Bailie and I had our ORT (odor recognition test) with Mom. In order to really understand how it all went down, I have to tell you a bit about Mom’s feelings on success and failure. [Read more…]
Having just returned from BlogPaws, I thought it might be a good time to write about keeping your dog fit at a pet conference. There are lots of pet events around the country. Some dogs are always at events, but some of us only go occasionally which means our humans need to know how to handle us during these events.
Bailie and I have our first ORT tests in just three weeks, so we are studying hard! ORT is for odor recognition test and this test will be a test for birch odor for both of us. Mom has never been to one of these test either so it is all new for us. Luckily, our teacher, Sharon, at Active Dog Sports Training is trying real hard to help us prepare. We completed Nose Work level 2 and start level 3 this week. We are excited as it will be outdoor and vehicle searches. At our last class, we were told how the ORT test works, how to prepare and did a couple test runs in class. [Read more…]
When we first moved to the US in 2007, I was still a puppy, actually the same age that Bailie is now! Everything was new and we didn’t have a fenced yard, so we started visiting dog parks. We were regulars at several parks and went a couple times a week. Over the years, we have gone less and less. Now with Bailie being a puppy, we have rediscovered the reason why dog parks can be so awesome! Now mind you, we generally only visit larger parks that are completely fenced and we go during weekdays when not too many dogs are there. It is more fun. [Read more…]