Friday, November 7, 2008

Good Time at the Dog Park and Tracking Fun

I knew it was going to be a fun morning when I saw Barbara packing up my tracking bag. And it got even better when she drove the dog crate on wheels through the drive-thru at Burger King. I could smell those sausage biscuits and was anticipating the fun of tracking and the great rewards.

But first we stopped at the dog park to run off some energy and meet my boyfriend Riley. I haven't seen him in awhile so I was glad to get the chance to play with him.

There was a nice group there this morning and we are had a good sniff at one another.

I did a lot of running around at first. No pictures of that because I was going so fast that I was a blur. Then I invited Riley to play with me.

The two of us get along very well and you can see my good play postures and curvy body language.

We really enjoyed the opportunity to play together and I know that Barbara was glad to see that the play helped me settle down a bit.

Riley found a nice chocolate lab mix dog to play with as well. The did a lot of bitey face and finally they both got down on the ground to chew on each other. Very silly but fun and they got very dirty too.

Then it was on to the tracking fields. Here is my BFF Ayla with her person. Ayla is all ready to track.

My boyfriend Trotter is a good tracker but he is not as intense about it as Ayla and me. He is working that track very well. I think he likes agility better because he recently got his Novice Agility title.

I ran a track where I had to find 8 articles including gloves, socks and slippers. I found them all and got sausage biscuit and muenster cheese as my reward. Very well worth it! No photos though because Barbara can't manage to hold the tracking line and take pictures at the same time! Then we headed home as I really need a nap now.


Dughallmor Beagles said...

That's some shameless flirting with Riley, you saucy thing! Looks like you had a great time tracking too.
Slobbers from the Beags xx

Deetz said...

Wow, you gots Burger King! My mum loves burger king. She says they have the best burgers. I am so proud of you and I really enjoyed seeing you having so much fun playing in the photos.

Amber-Mae said...

Looks like you had a lot of FUN!!!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Sen, Tama and Tom said...

What a great time, Niamh!

Hero said...

You're so lucky, Niamh! I wish I could so some serious tracking! I like to track those birds every day during my walks, but I'd love to have some real training to fine tune my skills. Do you have any tips you can share with my mom so that her and I can working on my tracking abilities?

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

The park looks like so much fun. Glad you are doing so well with your tracking. Dad thinks maybe we should try Callie and Louie at that. Their noses work overtime since they do not hear..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

What a great day out Niamh. Fun play with your pals and then a bit of tracking. That sounds pawsome! :-))

Your pals,
Holly & Zac

Lorenza said...

Hi, Niamh!
I am impressed with your tracking abillities!
Good job!
Kisses and hugs

Ayla said...

Hey Niamh,
Friday's tracking was really fun. I didn't get Burger King for my treats, but Sandi gave me a mix of roasted chicken (my fav) and dehydrated beef lung. The photo of Sandi and me on your blog is good. Thanks! Sandi's really bad about remembering to take her camera when we go out!

Your friend, Ayla

Chef said...

What a great day - best of both worlds!


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fun day you had, Niamh! That sausage biscuit sounds very tasty to us!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch