Shim, on the other hand, seems great! Happy and *sound*, ready to train and play. I am looking forward to having her back in the ring shortly, even if she is a little lacking in the skills department as well (mainly with the ability to turn..although I am going to see if some strong european-type handling/cueing will help her to turn a little better. Of course this does mean I have to get there on course however.. )
Love my Big Dog. Her skin is more-or-less under control, thanks to managing to get her on the extended clinical trial of Apoquel, hopefully until it is available on the market.
As for the bustle boy... *sigh*. Don't think I will ever take a dog of his age again and probably would not take one on trust of someone I have never met (esp as she doesn't even do agility). He is a sweet boy, a lovely pet. At this stage he doesn't really want to do agility though. He will play with me inside, but not outside. Occasionally he will deign to do a couple of obstacles before running off to go and chew a stick or various plant-matter. Biddability.. what's that? A very different kettle of fish to the border collies that is for sure. I will be giving him another 12 months to mature and decide what he wants to do. Won't be doing agility with a dog that doesn't want to do it though, life is too short for that!
|I win the cute prize though, don't I??|
Love my Terra-Bear
Red-Dog isn't in this post because she wasn't here for the photo shoot. However, she is *very* happy to be back at training and I am really looking forward to trialling her again. For all those people who have been asking me who I am breeding her to, I am still waiting to hear from my first choice. I will let everyone know when I do.