Thursday, September 13, 2012
My Relentlessly Huge friend, the Mango, has posted about his dismay when he finds out about products made with his mangoness. So you can imagine my shock when I found out that Barbara has one of these dreaded mango products and she uses it regularly.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
You all know how much I hate baths and all forms of dog grooming torture. On Friday, Barbara bathed me and used many evil implements on me. Even with lots of treats it is an awful experience. Barbara said that I had to get beautiful because on Saturday we were going to perform at the Dog Olympics at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. We performed there last year and got lots of applause. I was very excited because we have been practicing a new routine to demo there.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
A couple of weeks ago I was the demo dog for a K9 Kindness event. Today Ambrose and I acted acted as guinea pigs at a K9 Kindness training session. K9 Kindness supports reward based training and encourages the use of training equipment such as front clip harnesses. They will have a booth at the Dog Olympics at the NC State Vet School on September 8 and will be doing the "No Choke Challenge". If a person turns in their dog's choke chain, prong collar or shock collar, the K9 Kindness trainers will give them a FREE front clip harness from Walk Your Dog with Love, a treat bag, treats, a bandana and a training session to teach their dog to walk nicely on leash!!! Good deal. Anyway the trainers wanted to practice fitting these harnesses (it is important that front clip harnesses fit correctly to work effectively) so Jenn Merritt offered a special class at our training center.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Usually when we are at Day School Barbara sets up a big exercise pen for Ambrose and me to hang out in when she works with the other dogs. It is very spacious and there is room for our mats and our toys and to not bump into one another. Sometimes when the other pups are playing bitey face I take some of the toys and take them into a crate. Here I have taken a stuffed raccoon along with both Beatrice's and Greta's Kongs into Greta's crate to guard them.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Sick of what you may ask? Ambrose here and I am completely sick that Niamh just hogs the blog and I get no face time. It is always "Niamh does this and Niamh does that. She is so good. She is so smart." Ugh! What about me??
Sunday, July 15, 2012
This afternoon Barbara and I met one of our Drill Team friends, Gloria, at the Cole Park Veterinary Hospital's Open House. We staffed a table for K9 Kindness which is an organization of instructors in the Triangle area of NC promoting reward based dog training.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Finally I am a Canine Good Citizen! Yes, I can now put the letters CGC after my name. Now I know you think I should have had those letters long ago and I have to agree with you. Many of my friends have those letter and I was a bit embarrassed that I didn't. But since Barbara is always evaluating CGC tests, she can't test me. So tonight she had a friend who is a CGC evaluator come to Paw In Hand to give a test to her students. She decided that we would take the test. Of course I passed everything!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Happy Father's Day to you all. Ambrose here. I wanted to give a shout out to my Dad, Loghan. His fancy name is now Grand Champion Seasac's Rumor Has It RN JH! He was already a Champion but last weekend he got the points to add Grand to that. He is a handsome guy and you can tell where I got my good looks! I am taking back the blog now Ambrose. We have been very busy, working hard at Day School. Twice a week dogs come to Paw in Hand and Barbara trains them and then I get to help them learn appropriate play skills and manners. I have many boyfriends who come to see me. This is Riley, a Goldendoodle. I am letting him play with my squeaky sheep. Tyson is a Labradoodle and a very sweet boy. Ambrose and Amos playing a vigorous game of tug. Amos tried to hump me last week. I was appalled and I chased him all the way across the room. He will not try that again! This pretty girl is Greta, a 15 week old German Shepherd Dog. Barbara thinks she is quite smart and is training her and I am teaching her respect. We were playing very nicely and then Greta decided to put her paws on my shoulders! That is just not done and I let her know it. She got the message and has been very respectful ever since. Ambrose is not allowed to play with her. Barbara is afraid he will sit on her. I am afraid he will lift his leg on her. He did that once on a little girl Australian Shepherd puppy and I have never recovered from the mortification! Tug is a favorite game at Day School. Barbara always supervises it carefully so no one gets out of control. Amos and Ryder are enjoying themselves. We like Day School and everyone goes home tired. In other news it is Barbara's birthday today. She is 399 in dog years. Very decrepit but we will keep her.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
I am 7 today! So why do I have a picture of cows on my blog on my birthday? I do like cows because they smell so nice. These are extra special cows as they are the ice cream making cows of Maple View Farms. Maple View Farms to celebrate. We left Ambrose at home - HAHA! I got a cup of ice cream. People were surprised to see a dog on the porch eating ice cream but I didn't care. All I could think of was the ice cream.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I am having a great time at the Canine Federation Freestyle Retreat! Besides getting to spend time with Barbara (without Ambrose and his cooties)and staying in a motel I am learning lots of new things and meeting new freestyle friends. I learned how to switch from left to right heel by going behind Barbara and coming up into heel. I know how to do it in front of her but had not done it this way before