One of the cool things about owning a greyhound is being able to tell people they are the second fastest land animal. The downside is that if you take them for a run with other dogs, it ends up being like playing touch against Richie McCaw. Even at a trot, our dog gets annoyed that those old Labradors just won't go faster. And that doesn't help make friends.
GAP runs are a chance to stretch out with your mates!
GAP hounds have taken over Upper Hutt's Canine Good Citizen class with six hounds competing for their Bronze award. Area Co-ordinator, Tania Harris, is keeping us up-to-date with their progress and imparts some top training tips along the way.
What a great walk on Sunday! The t-shirts on us and vests on the dogs raised our visibility, and I think they also encouraged members of the public to approach us more than they would normally do. We had some good conversations, and may have a foster-care application coming our way! That was good work.
We also collected a few dollars in our tins.
Highlights definitely included the gentle Blue having a lie-down in the lake, and Lily managing to make almost all the way around the lake under her own steam. Way to go Lily!
The Masterton A&P show was over the weekend of the 16th & 17th of February. It was down on punters from last year but we got some quality interest over the show which was great. Plus lots of dog visitors including a Jack Russell puppy that was adorable. Not to mention awesome for the public to see the greyhounds being so chilled with the little tike.