April 23, 2013

Getting Stuff Done

Finally! Videos and pictures of us getting our training done rather than just planning. Starting out with Obedience training without working on anything before, Poppet is now staying (no one every said reliably), and Karma is working well too. Karma isn't yet competition ready, but we are getting closer. We are probably able to pass the requirements for an RN, but I'd rather get closer to CD so we can compete well.

Poppet's First Down Stay

Karma's First Run-Through

I am so proud of my girls, I can't even put it in words. Until next week, my friends.

April 4, 2013

Freckles Has Been Moved

It is true. Freckles has moved to the permanent pages of boys. The right home never popped up for the sweet boy, so I have decided to train him for performance. He has much of his mother's temperament, so we may even fiddle in some herding. As I have stated before, conformation has been placed on the back burner for a while (at least where the shelties are concerned) since I have officially retired Shaine and Ellie returned to Musical. Poppet will be shown in conformation when we get chances, but when we start Obedience and Rally competitions, we'll be out much more. Karma and Poppet are both enrolled in Obedience classes and are almost halfway through. It looks like Karma will at least be able to get an RN by July, though Poppet needs a bit more work. Hounds, you know.... ;) I am taking what I am learning at these classes and working with Freckles and even Loretta, the husband's Black and Tan Coonhound. I may as well add her to my website, but that will be a later project. If I am the one who will train and show her, I should probably claim her, right? ::Smiles::