Has anyone ever done a benched show? My friend wants me to enter some more rally trials, but it's a benched show and according to the obedience person I just e-mailed, even the
rally and ob dogs have to be benched. It sounds fun as a spectator, miserable if you have a dog.
Can someone tell me some tips for training dogs to pick up things in their mouths? My dogs got some new toys from someone else so I got a toy basket to keep them in. I want
to train them how to "put away" the toys and "fetch" certain toys from the basket. They both like to chew on these toys or play with them, but they won't do anything with their mouths when they
know I'm watching or have treats. They do all these other behaviors to try to earn the treat. I don't know how to encourage them to bite/mouth the toys for treats. If I hold a toy
and try to put it in their mouths, they turn away like they think it's bad to bite a toy and take it from me. I'm not sure how to begin.
I have spent the day attempting to come up with the perfect “Deuce Treat”. Oven, Dehydrator and smoker all going at once. The family just loves the stench of liver! This is what I’ve tried so far:< ?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O />
Oatmeal Liver chip cookies
Dehydrated liver and salmon sticks (with garlic and aniseed)
Regular beef jerky w/ apples
Dried chicken and beef sticks
Liver brownies (I believe this will be a winner, just need some more work , tried two batches one with wheat flower one without – Both are too flakey)
Thank you all for your words of compassion and stories about Haus. It's never easy for any of us to loose one of our dogs no matter how many we have or how many we have lost. But it
is also very important to remember that part of life is death. We are born, we live and we die, dog or human. What's most important is what we do in the in between---that is what defines
Where Haus is concerned I know he lived his life to the fullest, he was a great mentor in many respects not only to George and I, but to the testament of what living is all about.
There were more than a few people he touched that had previously been leery of the breed, which included several children who were just so afraid of all dogs but that learned "it's okay"
through having this big ominous dog rush up to greet them with nothing but love and compassion and pure joy. Haus truly loved children. He gave his whole heart and soul to us and for that
we miss him and we are sorry for ourselves but we also know we did what was right for him.
I heard from several people from our GSD extended family, here ares some of the new year reports:
I had a really nice phone call from Fred W. , he is doing really well and so his Sole. Fred adopted Sole (Ky x Mandy) within days of his wife's death. He wasn't sure it was the
right thing to do but his daughter Clara insisted. Fred had been married for 54 years. Clara knew a dog wouldn't replace her mother but it would give her father something to
take care of. Clara is a very smart woman. Fred absolutely loves Sole and Sole has completely taken to Fred.
Below is a picture of Broker (Ghandi x Evita) taken over the Christmas holiday. Broker is owned by Becky H. in Muskegon. I really miss the Broker-girl. She was a handful but it
seems those dogs that are less then perfect always mange to be your favorites, why is that? Becky has done a great job with Broker and Broker totally loves Becky.