What activities do you do with your dog?

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  1. Bigpoodleperson

    Bigpoodleperson Megan and Draco

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    Also, what would you Like to do with your dog (or a future dog)?

    As for Riley and I, we enjoy doing a couple things. Tracking is the only "sport" we do. We go for alot of walks and hikes. We used to do agility, but it just wasnt his thing. He is a registured therapy dog, but with my schedule, we havent been out much. We enjoy going to obedience classes, and i would love to get into Rally someday. Again, we just cant seem to find classes in my area that fit. He goes as many places as i can take him. We just got back from a weekend at a lake cabin. Loves the car!

    As far as what id like to do with future dogs, everything! With my next dog i want to do agility really bad. Also want obedience titles, poss. Rally. I would love to do dock diving, and possibly flyball! I dont know if i can do all that with one dog or not. May have to space it out. Oh, and i would LOVE to do scootering with a future dog! I have the scooter, harness, line and everything. Riley didnt enjoy it at all.
     
  2. tessa_s212

    tessa_s212 Guest

    Put on hold but...
    Had previously been training and competing in agility, obedience, conformation/jr showmanship for over a decade. Will hopefully pick up where I left off some day and continue doing agility and obedience :) Also plan to teach 4-Hers eventually
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    There is so much I would love to do with Buster, would still be most interested in Obediance clases one day. We've always mucked around with agility at home but with his HD and DA I figure that probably won't go anywhere.
    I've promised him he can "retire" once I get a second dog, I think he's looking forward to just being a pet and not having to put up with my annoying-ness. lol
    I really can't wait for a second dog, I adore Buster and he has taught me so, so much just by being difficult and for so long NOT wanting to learn but I can't wait to start a dog the right way and set them up for life.
     
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    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    Smudge does agility, rally and some conformation.

    Cider does agility and rally.

    Hoping to get both into tracking and traditional Ob soon. We have all breed earthdog trials here and both dogs are pretty rat crazy so I'm hoping to have a go at that too.

    I keep looking at carts online/ plans to build carts. Local club was semi snotty about how small my guys are. May still be an option though. Love to try weight pull but there is none here. If Dekka's pond gets dug out I may be able to do baby steps into teaching them to jump for dock dogs, but it's not high up my list. SisMorphine thinks it would be fun to teach the cockers to do bite work. I'd be up for it, but I can't get the support to do it locally.

    Dekka and I are trying to put together a venue for all breed straight racing.. My kids enjoy chasing the bunny an awful lot.
     
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    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    I'm training Blaze ini herding right now. Well more like waiting for him to mature, but he's still seeing sheep.

    My new thing right now is Dock Diving. I've already go a competition in mind for August. But, we're going to have our first go at it with a dock on the lake sometime this week.

    I'd also like to do some Obedience Trials with Blaze.

    And Flyball looks fun, heck I'd like to try anything with Blaze. :rofl1:
     
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    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    Kiba competes in agility, Stryder still has some more training before he can compete.

    I want to do tracking with everyone, get a working title on Lincoln (big MAYBE on tsuki), do flyball, rally, comp ob, earthdog, get CGC on everyone, herding, dock diving, carting, and everyone in agility.
     
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    its not really competitive stuff i do. *a lot of the stuff i found was cool until i mentioned i had a mixed breed then they weren't so welcoming*

    i hike and camp with yoshi.
    i do therapy work with her
    i taught her dock diving
    and i don't know what it's called but sometimes when it snows i put on her harness sit on a trashcan lid and chunk a toy to get her to pull me around XD
     
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    LOTS of hiking. I just love hiking, so does Blaze.
    Lots of random walks, again I just lvoe walking and being outdoors.
    Camping (going next week cant wait).
    Cottage trips (leaving this wednesday until Saturday or Sunday, cant wait again lol)
    We go to agility class, next class doesnt start until July 14th I believe, so we are stuck for a bit.
    Lots of dog "shows", not real shows, but fundraisers, dog walks for HS, woffstock, ect.
    Working on getting his CGN next month, hope it works out.
    Thinking of dabbiling in some other doggy sport, but not sure.


    I so want to do that with Blaze. Im always so tempted to take my GT snow racer down to the dog park go on the trails and get him to pull me, its always a nice thick layer of ice, so good traction for he sled lol.
     
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    lol she's so much faster than me it's fun lol

    and if it's a tennis ball all bets are off and there is no stopping. ice is a nice smooth ride. but i don't ever it it on purpose because it's too hard to stop and i don't want to hit her.
     
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    You need a GT they have little ice picky brakes lol
     
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    No sports or anything. We go camping and hiking/walking. We do tons of beach exploration. She really likes that lol. And lately I've been taking her with me when I go on short bike rides hoping to build up her stamina for longer ones lol. That's a good way to wear her out when she's being silly.
     
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    omg i just looked it up... that... is amazing! i want one now
     
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    Victor has his therapy work. His training for leash pals which keeps us on our toes.
    Pepper has all of the above even if i don't think she will ever learn not to lick, it is still good for her. Plus she watches from the window and just bawls while i work him. She snorts with pleasure and pride when it is her turn.

    They both enjoy the playdates and trips to the off leash park

    Mary is in retirement. HEr enjoyment is sleeping on the feather bed in front of her fan and rooting around outside. Swimming when i can get her there.
     
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    Currently Saga and I take obedience classes. Eventually we will compete in Rally/Obedience. Come fall I am going to give tracking classes a go and see how she likes them. I think, judging from how much she enjoys tracking the critters in the park/yard, that she will enjoy it. If I can get her over some of her sound sensitivity, we might do search and rescue if she shows an interest. She has already come miles from where she was at about sounds. I'm thinking my new "friend" can help me out with some of that though.

    Next dog will be a conformation prospect and I would like to maybe do some protection work with him. He is a long ways off though.
     
  15. I've been working with Bo and plan to start doing Rally with him, and then possibly obedience or tracking later on.

    My future plans for a future dog, is a whippet in a couple years, that I plan to do a lot with. I have hopes of lure coursing, agility, rally, and if I'm crazy enough, obedience. ;)
     
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    Agility is my main focus with Meg. I'd considered trying rally, but competitions around here are very limited other than AKC for that. I'd like to do more obedience stuff with her when she's done agility.

    New maybe dog will also do agility, and possibly some other stuff.
     
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    Ben is training in agility. He is just a very beginner now and I hope to compete in about a years time.

    Lilly, she spends her time skulking behind the wall waiting for squirrels to come into the garden and she is my walking companion.
     
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    I do rally with Luce and I'm debating obedience. She has a hard time sitting for a long period of time because her knees bother her, and I struggle over whether it would be fair to ask for the one minute sit/stay. We might do CDSP which has an honor instead and you can pick the position. Although I've had her on Deramaxx daily all week instead of just the day of, and she's seemed way more comfortable, so I don't know.

    Mushroom holds down the couch. He's a lean, mean, snuggling machine. I have trained him in rally and also a little bit in agility, but he doesn't want to be a sport dog, and that's fine. He's a number one ace pet dog.

    I want to do everything under the sun with Steve. As he gets older, I'll see what we enjoy the best. Right now he's started in rally and in agility. I'd like to do flyball for sure once he gets his head together a bit better and stops freaking out when other dogs have fun in front of him. Possibly dock dogs too, just because it looks like so much fun and he loves to swim. And I want to get him into herding just to see him do it, because I can't imagine anything cooler than watching his instincts come out and watching him do what he was born to do (we won't mention that he's still afraid of livestock at this point).
     
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    Brandy and I love agility and we've been competing almost 4 years now - CPE and AAC. Agility is our main sport. We have tried rally-o and she's got her novice title, but there's not enough trials around here.
    We play in terrier trials as well (mainly agility) and she likes those too.
    We do a lot of hiking (and photo-taking) in the summer, playing ball is her favorite thing on earth and she does enjoy her walks.
    She also loves laying in the sun patches ... so I'll grab a book and lay with her, on the weekends. :)
    Also now have the daunting task of training hubby's dog in agility. I'm rollerblading with him to get him in better shape... ;)
     
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    I've been competing in agility since I was 8, the last few years finally with my own dog. We're on bit of a break right now because of college. *sigh* Hopefully in a couple years we can get back into it regularly. I love agility, but would also like to try rally, dock diving and flyball (the latter 2 with a future dog).
     

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