Thursday, September 13, 2018

Isla at 7 months (pic)

Hi Don,

Great to chat with you today. As promised, here’s a photo of Isla at 7 months. She continues to be a great, great dog! Off-leash heal is coming along beautifully. All the basic commands are in place and we continue to refine. Retrieving continues to be crisp and quick (both out and back). A couple of weeks ago we were working on recall (one of our favorite things to do and super important based on the fact we spend most of our time in the hills or bush)… Isla was 200 feet away sitting on a rise in the ground where I had left her. After a two or three minute wait, three tweets of the whistle and watch out! Here she comes at a full run. About 2 feet in front of me she applies the brakes and comes to a sliding stop right at my feet in a perfect sit! Such a blast! She works well with basic hand signals as well. Smart dog! Her manners continue to develop… when we go to the door she sits and we go through the door, then around to the cars and then call her and she comes and sits as expected… no stress when going through doors or getting in and out of the cars (she waits until asked to come out with us, even with the car door open… always in a safe place though).

Thanks again for such a great dog!

Bruce

Isla At 7 Months

Chase is an incredible swimmer!

Hey Don, 

Chase is doing great,  he's an incredible swimmer!


Hope all is well, 

Sandy and Lori

 

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They call me Rocky (video)

Sunday, September 09, 2018

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Isla at 7 months

Hi Don,

Great to chat with you today. As promised, here’s a photo of Isla at 7 months. She continues to be a great, great dog! Off-leash heal is coming along beautifully. All the basic commands are in place and we continue to refine. Retrieving continues to be crisp and quick (both out and back). A couple of weeks ago we were working on recall (one of our favorite things to do and super important based on the fact we spend most of our time in the hills or bush)… Isla was 200 feet away sitting on a rise in the ground where I had left her. After a two or three minute wait, three tweets of the whistle and watch out! Here she comes at a full run. About 2 feet in front of me she applies the brakes and comes to a sliding stop right at my feet in a perfect sit! Such a blast! She works well with basic hand signals as well. Smart dog! Her manners continue to develop… when we go to the door she sits and we go through the door, then around to the cars and then call her and she comes and sits as expected… no stress when going through doors or getting in and out of the cars (she waits until asked to come out with us, even with the car door open… always in a safe place though).


Thanks again for such a great dog!

Bruce

Isla At 7 Months

Litter of pups

Rocky on the beach

Good morning Don , 

Took this today thought you would like it ! 

Rocky & Debbie 

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Saturday, September 08, 2018

Murph pic

Murph at the toilet paper rolls again. 70 lbs now.

Murph

Rocky at the beach

last night of summer vacation ! Back to the old bus I’m the am :) thought I’d send a picture of Rocky at the beach with me .

Debbie

Rocky

Friday, August 24, 2018

Brandy and Willow

I 'dog-napped' my Dad's dog this afternoon lol so Brandy could come to the beach with me and Willow 😊  I think Brandy enjoyed the outing, and I'm pretty sure my Dad appreciated the break lol 😉  As you will see, a gust of wind photo-bombed one of Brandy's shots lol



~ Dana

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Merlin is living it up as usual

Hello! Hope the summer is treating you well in Dartmouth.

Merlin is living it up as usual: camping, another trek to Gros Morne and another successful ascent of the Mountain. Although I beat him out on the Tablelands after an unplanned trek to the top! The view was amazing and after a few days of rest I hope he thinks it was worth it. When we got home today he went straight to bed! I have some nicer shots of him on the “real camera” but for now the cell phone pics will suffice.

Give our best to Puck and Co!

Charlene

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Jethro's photos from K9Crusader event

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Jay at seven months

Hello Don and Pierrette,

Here’s a couple of recent pictures of Jay(Lu And Winston) at seven months. The first one he is thinking how long do I have to stay and the second he is wondering if it’s raining. He doesn’t care what the weather is he is always up for a hike. Sure glad that we have him.

Jack


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Willow at 6 Months (pics)

I took Willow for a little walk in the woods this morning to get some 6 month photos, but the darn mosquitos photo-bombed just about every shot! 😞 Attached are the few that turned out the best .....



~ Dana

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Karen and Kava in Regina (pic)

Kava

SEDGE won the South Australian Retrieving Championship

Good morning Don.
 
Hope you are progressing well and returning to good health.
 
Our weather here is changing, lots of wind and the temperature has been as high as 20 deg C, today it is very blustery and about 15 deg C at the moment.
Last night I let the heater burn out thinking it was warm enough, reckon I will be restart it up again shortly.
 
Had a good last weekend. John Stott and SEDGE won the South Australian Retrieving Championship by a big margin and it gave SEDGE the new title Dual Grand Retrieving Trial Champion, meaning she has now won forty Open/All Age Stakes. She has won nine stakes this year, been very consistent, all from just seventeen starts.
 
Must pack the dog meat away in the freezer before lunch.
 
Regards
Wayne.
 Graeme Allen (Judge) John

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ilsa big leaps through the water to get to the bumper

Hi Don,

Was thinking of you yesterday and this morning during our walk... thought I'd send along this photo to brighten your day! Just spoke with Pirette and I am SO GRATEFUL that everything went so well!!!! In fact, it makes my weekend knowing that you came through with flying colours!!! Thankful for you Don and the surgeons who worked on you. Rest well!!!

 

Your friend, Bruce.

 

PS: Isla wishes you well too! The attached photo is of her doing 4 big leaps through the water to get to the bumper.

Ilsa

Monday, August 06, 2018

Hi from Manny and Sky

Spent the weekend hanging out and playing / swimming at the beach !

Manny 23 months (Kelly & Eddie)
Sky 17 months (Lori & Jeff)

Manny and Sky

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Here’s another picture of Isla

Hi Don,

Most likely conjuring up some plan for mischief on tomorrow morning’s walk/training session in the woods!

Do you think she’s a bit too lean for a pup (you can easily see her ribs in this position… not so readily when she stands up though). I’m used to lean dogs, but thought I should check with you given that you know your pups best from direct experience.

Bruce

Dreaming of tomorrow s walk

Muddy Isla

Hi Don,

It was another great early morning romp in the bush for Isla.

In addition to being able to find almost anything in the forest, Isla specializes in finding mud holes and hollows… which means I need to find her a lake to swim in before we return to the vehicle!

Bruce

Muddy Isla

Brandy Pic

Brandy

Willow & Brandy

Pics of two very special pups attached 😉  (Willow 5 months, Brandy 3 months).  

They seem to enjoy spending time together - they get along great!  ..... Must be because they're related lol

Dana

 

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Perils of over exercising pups

Here is an article about proper exercising pups and the damage caused if improper exercise.

https://www.dailydogdiscoveries.com/puppy-growth-plates/

Bing update

Hi Don,

Had “Bing” to the vet today for her booster shots etc. She’s 20.2 lbs (from 11 Lbs when I got her from you). She doesn’t get treats and the vet says doing very well (not overweight).  He also says she’s going to be a “Big Girl”!

She’s a beautiful dog and we’re trying to do all the right things with her. We have all kinds of things for her to chew but she has found a couple of network cables and the rungs of the kitchen chairs (among other things) to add to the list.

We’re having a great time with her.

Please find attached, a photo of her on the floor of my truck today. She loves the truck and is usually asleep within 5 minutes.

Cheers,

Bob

Bing

Brandy is Dad's Garage

Brandy is Dad's Garage Dog in Training lol  She likes hanging out with Dad in his garage and I guess she will sometimes crash with him on the sofa he has in the garage lol and today she was helping herself to Dad's cooler to help her cool off lol  She liked eating some of the ice and playing with/splashing in the cold water lol  She also tried to help herself to a bottle of Coke and a bottle of water, too! lol She seems to be keeping Dad on his toes! lol  She's pretty busy! lol  She sure is a cutie and she makes Dad pretty happy, which is really nice to see 😊  Brandy seems to be doing well and has settled in.  I've attached a few pictures to this e-mail for you 😉 

Dana

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