Long-Dangerous Tails

German Shepherd Dogs and their people.
August 14th, 2017 by Lisa: -- Libby & Ziva's mom

Agility – Ziva’s 1st year

Hard to believe it was just a year from ACT 1 to Excellent for this team new to agility. On to Masters! Good girl Ziva!

She always tries everything I ask of her.  She has been an amazing first competition dog for me as we both work our way through all of these new experiences.

PAM Alta-Tollhaus Ziva VCD1 (CD, NAP, NJP, TD), BN, RE, TDX, AXP, AJP, ACT1, DN, TKA, HIC, TDI,TC, CGC

Ziva 2016 ACT 1 to 2017 Excellent

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August 9th, 2017 by Lynda

Aiden the tourist

Wednesdays are the only day Jack and I have off together in the summertime. Instead of mowing the lawn and doing household chores, as we normally do, we decided to play tourist for a day. It was such a beautiful day that we packed up the car along with Aiden and headed to Long Point in Provincetown. (It was going to be a too hot and too long a day for Dylan so he stayed home and my mother took care of him.) For those of you who don’t know, Provincetown is the last town on Cape Cod and Long Point is the outermost tip of the Cape. The blue dot on the map is where we live and the red dot is Long Point.

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There are only two ways to get to Long Point. One way is a three mile hike which is only accessible at low tide. The other way is a 10 minute ferry ride. We decided to take the ferry.

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The ferry pulls right up onto the beach. Aiden was so excited that he practically leaped off the ferry to get into the water. We walked around Long Point and visited the lighthouse. Aiden had a great time swimming and chasing his kong.

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Provincetown is well known for being very dog friendly. Outside of most of the shops is a dog bowl with fresh water and dogs are allowed in most places. We stopped at the Governor Bradford Restaurant for lunch and Aiden was also welcome, in fact the waiter brought him his own bowl of water with ice cubes!

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We had a great day and Aiden slept all the way home.

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August 8th, 2017 by Julie K.

Steves don’t like summer

Hey guys! As more and more moves to Facebook and other social media, I really want to make sure that I continue to post Steve updates here. (Hopefully writing this keeps me honest in doing so!)

This summer has really sucked, I’ll just be honest, but we are still further ahead than we were in the Spring so I have to think in those terms! We are in Eastern Washington and it has been unbearably hot out, we have also had unhealthy air quality due to wildfires for a few weeks now, if that wasn’t enough I am stuck working so much unwanted overtime, a lot of Steve’s training/ and titling is progressing a lot slower than I would have hoped. With that said, let me share with you what we have accomplished since we last checked in when he got his SG1 at the US Sieger.

Most importantly, I finally tracked down a good vet in my area and got his x-rays for OFA and A stamp (results pending) – We started Steve on tracking and he loves it!! I found food that he actually responds to in training!!, hot dogs ( and not the cheap Walmart kind, he spits those out) the apparently wonderful Nathan’s hot dogs! 🙂 Between these hot dogs and using his ball I have improved his focus work ten fold.

Steve graduated his first competition obedience class a couple months ago. Today he finished up the next class in the series. The instructor asked if he wanted to move on but I elected to keep him in the intermediate level one more time because we missed a good half of the classes! Though my first goal is his BH, what I love about these classes is they walk you through the AKC obedience trials and the classes are held where they host them so he will be completely used to the environment.

I think that’s it for now, oh the other secret, that is probably really obvious 🙂 lol Steve sleeps in his crate the night before training. It’s crazy how much more attentive he is to me than if I forget and let him sleep on the bed.  Alright enough jibber jabber, here are some pictures of my Steve-O.

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For those of you browsing, this is Steve – Alta-Tollhaus Ulfr from Hunter and Juno’s U litter. Steve will be three in November. If you would like to see more pictures of Steve please visit his Instagram @stevetopdog

 

 

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July 16th, 2017 by Lynda

Paw Palooza – Day 2

Today was day 2 of Paw Palooza and the Cape Cod Kennel Club was holding another dog agility demonstration. My mother and I went to the event early this morning with Aiden. We helped set up the agility equipment and get ready for the demo at 10:00am. Jack had to work today, but since this is an animal event and only two towns over from Harwich, he was able to come over for some community policing.

While Jack was still at the event we were approached by a gentleman who wanted to meet Aiden after seeing him in the demo. Turns out that he is looking for a GSD puppy. As we were  explaining how important it is to find a good breeder he told us that he lives in Michigan. What a coincidence!! We, ofcourse, told him Aiden was from Michigan and gave him all of the AT contact information.

…..we are still waiting for some business cards from you Julie!

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Outside of the tent of the dog trainer who has used Aiden as the test dog for CGC and TDI we saw this poster. One of the pictures is of Lark, Aila, and Aiden.

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Have a great summer everybody!

See you next time!

 

 

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July 15th, 2017 by Lynda

Aiden at Paw Palooza!

Today at the 2nd annual Paw Palooza members of the Cape Cod Kennel Club participated in a dog agility demonstration. No ribbons or titles for anyone here…this was just for fun! This was a way to introduce people to the sport of dog agility and how important it is for the dog and human to work as a team. It was a warm but cloudy day and there were crowds of people with dogs and children. We had a great time.

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This video was taken by someone Jack works with on a cellphone. It is very out of focus however we found it interesting to listen to the announcer and the crowd.

After the demo we walked around the various booths. Aiden makes friends wherever he goes. DSC04509

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