The Central Iowa Kennel Club is offering a handling seminar in Des Moines on May 21-22, 2016. This is a great learning opportunity, no matter if you have been showing for years or you are just looking to get started.
I enjoyed a long walk on the first day of spring with the girls. Love these days we can take our nice long walks!
Stopped at the park and snapped a quick picture of the girls. Long walks with my pups is bliss for me.
As someone who regularly walks multiple dogs, I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to see loose dogs. I usually modify my route, to avoid, if I see a loose dog up ahead. It is not cool to have a dog rush me when I’m walking 300+ lbs of dog. I’ve been pretty lucky so far and typically can yell at the approaching dog with a stern, “NO! GO HOME!” and they seem to listen. <knock on wood> My dogs seem confident that I’ll deal with the situation and don’t get too riled up.
The other night when we got to obedience class, Gigi had to drop down to super sneaky stealth mode in order to stalk her bestie (Isla, the Lab). I bet Isla never even saw her.
She cracks me up!
The Great Dane Club of Des Moines has formed a “Great Dane Meet Up Group“. We had our first event yesterday – a walk around Gray’s Lake in Des Moines. We had eleven Danes show up! Not bad for our first event. It was a fun time, getting to meet other Dane owners and causing quite the scene as we paraded around the park. The beautiful weather drew lots of people outside! Kizzy and Gigi both had a great time.
Getting caught up on posting some pictures…
A little late in posting these, but Oden stayed with us while his owner was out of town and we had lots of fun playing in the snow. The dogs really love it when we go sledding – chasing the kids up and down the hill! We also had my mom’s Lab come over to join the party – lots of dogs and kids to play. Lots of fun! See a gallery of pictures
Gigi has been playing show-dog-in-training at handling classes lately. Couple snaps from a recent class:
A sweet picture from when Oden (Gigi’s brother) recently stayed with us while his human mom was traveling: