CORGI (Rosebud X Kirby) - this
is a note from Corgi's herding trainer.
I wanted to tell you about Corgi's lesson
yesterday... we started in the smaller pen as
usual... and Corgi's outruns started off really
nicely... so after a short while, I took the sheep
into the larger area where we originally started...
(where the sheep got away from her in the beginning
Anyway, before I had a chance to move my other sheep
out of the orchard, a few decided to come under the
fence and join the original five... So, Corgi now
had 10 sheep to work instead of her usual 5...I
spent the entire time, working on outruns... normal
outruns... outruns from the side, both directions...
she was AWESOME...
When we had finished she walked off with me and we
just left the sheep where they were... and then I
let the rest of the sheep join them... I did some
chores with Corgi, just walking around with me off
leash... and chatted to Maggie a little... after
about 20 mins, I walked around the pasture, still
with Corgi off leash, filling in squirrel holes,
Then, I walked into the pasture where all the sheep
were grazing... Corgi was still by my side and still
off leash.... I walked around the sheep, she stayed
with me the entire time... but kept an eye on the
herd... then I just quietly said, get around...
OMG... she just quietly picked up the entire herd,
balanced up, and wore quietly behind them... at one
point, a lamb stopped, turned and looked at her...
Corgi stopped, held her ground and waited for the
lamb to continue.. She was sooooo good, I was
extremely proud of her...
(was Kalena- Hallie X Quincy_
Kallie is admired
wherever we go for her good temperament & beautiful
coat. She has four crates, including one in the
Dodge Caravan and she loves to go and nap in them -
naps? Well, when she slows down long enough
to take one...
level is exactly what we expected and it’s perfect
for us as we are always doing something. Today
(04-30-11) Kallie is at a horse show with Ashton (Kallie’s
18yr old female human-in-training). Kallie
has an electric dog door (collar actuated) that fits
in the glass slider and she has never had an
Kallie recently saw
over 1000 head of sheep in Hemet, while on a day
trip. There were three other experienced Aussies and
she was a total city-dog! We bribed the Shepherd
with a couple of Coronas and he took her into the
sheep - where she just stood still. Have to try that
again sometime after some practice.
Kallie can sit,
stay, down, wait, rollover, sit-up pretty, jump
(over a long wooden dowel), fetch and drops the ball
perfectly in your lap & sits perfectly still -
waiting for a treat. Kallie also catches a Frisbee,
spins right and spins left. We are working on her
computer skills, so she can start day trading…
Best dog we have
every had! Thanks Moo-Mom.
Bob, Linda & Ashton…
(Was Keaka - Hallie X Quincy) ...do not
fall over ....picture is here...Ozzie with step
sister Callie.....we love him...People are always
coming up and asking about him and commenting how
beautiful he is..I call him pretty boy....his coat
is so thick and shinny..we take him to the dog park
and as young as 4 months(after all his shots) he was
able to fetch balls and stay focused enough to
return it....he was so easy to potty train rings the
bell or barks at us to take him out....still a puppy
always picking up everything he finds... especially
our slippers.....he knows sit, shake, down, speak,
quiet, wait, stay, and come....pretty good...loves
to play ball... Lynn and Jim
(Hallie x Quincy) Just a quick update on
our Jackson. He is well and thriving in Santa
Barbara. He weighed in at 24lbs last week. He has
traveled over 1500 miles with us and is the best car
dog I've ever had! He loves playing in his water
bucket and is happily taking our landscaping apart
(we're working on that!) He spends his days with me
in the office and eagerly awaits the kid's return
from school for some real fun. My husband was paged
away from puppy class over the weekend, so Jackson
got to go on his first emergency. The instructor for
the puppy class has horses on site, so fortunately
Jackson had already received some exposure and
training before he went on the emergency call. He is
a very smart boy; sits, comes to our special
whistle, does not venture upstairs to the
bedrooms and always sits and waits to be invited in
or out of a door. I think that's pretty amazing for
a 4 month old guy (excluding the landscape overhaul,
of course)! I am attaching a photo. Thanks again~ Shelby
TILLY (one of our retired
day we see more and more of Tilly's personality
starting to shine through, and she is such a
delight. Seriously, I have felt like a kid on
Christmas morning, waking up to see Tilly's smiling
face as she stands next to the bed. She has also
got the Aussie wiggle butt down now, which we love.
Just say her name and she wiggles, it's so cute. We
really do love Miss Tilly, she is such a doll, and
has brought us so much joy. We did not realize how
much we missed having a dog in our lives until we
found Tilly. Thank You, Thank You, thank you!
( Hallie X Chase) Hi Kath, I meant to email you
right away. Jet is great. He is really something.
He handled all the changes with calmness and without
fear. Just very open minded. He enjoyed the car
ride home after a few little whimpers. He sat on
the back seat with the boys. We stopped at the
river park in Sacramento for lunch. He took in
everything. He slept some the rest of the way
home. When we got home he was very happy to meet
everyone, not timid or shy. He ate a good dinner. I
slept on the aerobed on the floor with him and he
slept all night.
Two of our other dogs won't allow him to play with
them yet, but this morning he and Sage were running
around the back yard having a great time. She is
very gentle with him. He loves the backyard. He
doesn't recognize his name yet but he knows "Let's
go outside." He comes running for that.
He's eating very well! The food you recommended.
He's had no vomiting or diarhhea. I think
he will be able to jump like Hallie. At first he
was hesitant to go up and down the stairs, but now
he takes springing leaps up and down. He's very well
coordinated for a fluffy toddler. Its
hard to get him tired. He's very busy all day. I
spend lots of time just watching him interact with
everything. It's really a joy to have him.
( Hallie X Chase) Little Django was a
model Australian Shepherd puppy on the way home.
No peeing, whining, barking, pooping, etc. He
snoozed on Jimmy's thigh, then had a little water,
played with a toy, and then......we were home! He
met our Rusty and within 15 minutes they were
playing. He ate again, then pooped on the
lawn......good dog. Later the two played and ran,
now he's asleep as Jimmy is on the computer. He
likes to eat. We already have an appointment with
our vet for Wednesday.
Thanks so much for a wonderful puppy.......I can
already tell he's going to be a good one.....which
means - Thanks to you, to Hallie and to the
breed.....oh yeah, and to Chase. I'll keep you
posted on Django now and then. By the way, it looks
like the name is going to stick, and I'm glad for
that. It won't be for a few years, but I wouldn't
mind having another puppy. Name: possibly Django
Reinhardt's violinist, Stephane Grappelli.
Now I know who to call.
PIPPEN: ( Rosebud X Kirby )
Kath, Just a brag on our boy. We competed in
our 2nd CPE trial on Saturday. He "Q"'d in all
five events, took second place in Wildcard and
Jumpers, first place in Jackpot and Fullhouse,
and earned his first title at Level One, the
"Fun Title" (for getting one qualifying leg in
each Fullhouse and Jumpers). What fun! We had
a glorious day in the sunshine down in