Dino in His Draft Cart in test in Phoenix

Dino in His Draft Cart in test in Phoenix

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Dino Participates in Herding Training!

December 16, 2007
Santa Rosa, CA

I think I should work Dino before going into the pen because he is so pumped up and not paying attention. I can walk him around the yard doing some heeling and downs and sits. I wasn't sure if this would diminish his drive but I think it would put some focus on him.

Joyce said it didn't look like he was really herding, just chasing the sheep and he kept fading in attention. We had to keep pulling him back. She suggested that he may need some maturity and focus before he would be ready for any competition. She suggested coming about once a month to see how his maturity is coming.

There is a trial at her place June 2 and 3. She suggested doing a Herding Instinct test with Dino. I would definitely be interested.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Frisbee Practice

I took Dino and Scout to the high school to play with the frisbee. It had been a while for Scout. She really enjoyed it though she was sore afterwards, but I know she really liked keeping it away from Dino. Dino just tried to bite her which I repremanded him for doing that. He seemed to feel like he didn't know what to do if he couldn't bite her. I explained to him that I was showing him the game and what to do with the frisbee and that I wanted him to learn from Scout.

The next day I took just him to the high school with the frisbee and tossed it around having him jump up. He really was enjoying it and liked jumping up and catching it. He took it and ran around with it briefly and then I had him come back. I gave him a treat for dropping it. We have been practicing this at home with a toy in the living room and he seemed to put it together. He is still too young to be doing the full running and jumping. His body is not completely formed yet. Maybe not til a year and a half. Right now I can have him chasing it and doing light catches nearby. I think he will be really great at frisbee.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Looking into Herding Training

I went to American Herding Breed Association website, which allows mixed breeds to compete, to look for a trainer. I found the closest trainer in Lodi. They also show under ASCA and other groups. They have a ranch and breed and show Aussies and Border Collies. I emailed them and got a response back that they do private lessons and classes. She said they have a Corgi/Aussie mix also. I thought that was interesting. Once I finish my taxes and turn them in, I will call her for lessons.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Dino Competes in Mixed Breed National Specialty!

Mixed Breed National Specialty
October 27, 2007
Corneilus, OR

We drove to the Specialty in Cornelius Oregon just south of Portland. The first night we stayed in a campsite and practically froze. The next night I was able to stay in Cindy's camper on her property. It was much better and warmer. I was also able to look at all the pictures I took that day and recharge my batteries.

In Conformation both days Dino took first place in his class and then took Point dog both days. On Saturday he got fourth place in the Best Mixed category. On Sunday, he got third! I was totally thrilled. I couldn't believe it. The ribbons were huge!



Sunday, September 16, 2007

Dino Earns Best Mixed Breed!

Mixed Breed Dog Club of California
Mini Mutt Match
September 16, 2007
Milpitas, CA

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dino Competes in Disc Dog Tournament/Wins Second Place!

Dino Competes in Disc Dog Tournament
and Wins Second Place!
August 26, 2007
South San Francisco, CA

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Dino Earns Best Mixed Breed!

Nor Cal Golden Retriever Fun Match
August 25, 2007
Gilroy, CA
Judge: Laura Finco

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Dino Passes His ATTS Temperament Test!

Associated Rottweiler Fanciers
Dixon, CA
August 5, 2007

The temperament test went well. 
Both dogs passed with high scores. 

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Dino Earns Best Mixed Breed!

Town and Country Dog Training Club
July 28, 2007
Hayward, CA

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Dino Competes in Disc Dog Tournament!

Dino Competes in Disc Dog Tournament!
July 15, 2007
Fremont, CA