You may remember a couple of weeks ago we were challenged to get our dogs to push a ball with their nose. (Not a CGC requirement but a fun activity to improve the bond between hound and human). Tonight's it's Show time.
What a wonderful way to end his looking for a home time at Kaiapoi. Cosmo has been to Animates Appeal day and then to a local Primary where the children presented a power point story about Greyhounds to ME! We had a great discussion and talked about some of the myths and facts and then had a cuddle.
They were very happy to also hear that Cosmo will very likely be in his new forever home very soon. And would you believe that with 50 children surrounding him, after a few minutes of smiling at and licking them, he fell asleep. Who doesn't love a dog like that?
Kylee Remington from Nelson has sent in this update on Jake (Spiral Ebony)
Our boy is fantastic! When we first got him he did some very funny things. When he came home he thought he could walk through windows and he also jumped onto the coffee table and thought he was pretty cool. He then attempted the kitchen bench too! These days he's not so adventurous. He LOVES to sleep in odd positions, dream, dribble, eat and go for walkies and he always makes us laugh.
Sally Lees, our Wellington Area Coordinator, has sent us this update on her sweet as pie hound George!
George (Chile Command) joined our family on 19 December 2009, and we've done things and been places I'd never have imagined, and met wonderful people along the way.
We attend events so others can see how wonderful greyhounds are, including Animates Adoptions Days, fairs, the annual GAP street collection, and up to Napier for Art Deco weekend (twice!).
The test for this week is "Can you still do well at CGC class without any practice during the week?€ It's been a crazy busy week in the Harris household so off to class we go pretty nervous at how we will go with no practice. As we go through our usual drills of sit, stay, and walking to heel, it's pretty obvious that the answer is no, we won't go well without practice! Sam (Gridiron) bounces out of the stay in one second, saunters behind me again on the heel walking and going through the gate was a write off.
We missed week 3 due to other commitments (it wasn't cos we hadn't practiced I promise!) so I thought I would cover mention of the theoretical parts of the CGC course. One of the differences between CGC and a normal obedience course is CGC has a test for the owners to pass too!!!
For those who have participated in GAP promotional and fundraising events you will know that sooner or later our couch potato friends will want to have a lie down. Usually this is sooner rather than later. You may also know that sometimes it is a bit of a pain dragging doggie beds to and from events only for the next person rostered on to do the same thing.