Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bentley's Getting Big!

I had to run by the vet's office this morning to spend a small sum on flea meds and took Bentley along to have him weighed.  And the big guy weighed in at a whopping 13.03 pounds!  Yipee, he is a tweeny!  Since he is just 7 1/2 months old I think there is a good chance he will be a standard (which is 16 pounds).  So we'll see.

Tomorrow is another fun match, this one here in town.  I've been working with him some this week.  Putting him on the patio table and walking him around on the driveway.  I really haven't pushed him, I just want him to be relaxed and have fun right now.  I've registered him for the big local show next month in the puppy class for 6-9 month olds so we will need to really get busy after tomorrow's match.  I really don't care if we win at any of the shows, I just want to have fun and enjoy the dogs!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sawyer: A.K.A. Frog Dog

We were out for one of our nightly walks recently.  I was lost in thought, or as lost in thought as you can be when you have four dogs hooked onto a Pet Walker lead.  I was walking along, not paying attention to the dogs.  Then out of the corner of my eye I realized that Sawyer wasn't walking right, he was kinda bobbing up and down.  When I looked down I realized the problem....there was a frog leg hanging out of his mouth!  UGH,  GROSS, DISGUSTING!  He had picked up a dead "street frog" and was trying to walk along with it in his mouth!  No, no Sawyer leave it!  And don't give me kisses tonight, I know what's been in your mouth.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bentley's first match

Jaydon and I took Bentley to his first dog show today.  It was actually a fun match, just for practice.  We had a good time, even though it was in Austin so we had to do a little driving.  His judge was the same instructor we have here in our ring training class, so that was good but also a little scary since it was like having a test of what we learned.

Bentley was the only long haired dachshund so he came home with a first place ribbon and a best of variety ribbon (easy when you have no competition).  He was spooked by a barking dog the first time and then he refused to walk, so I had to coax him with a treat.  But by the end he was doing good and relaxing.  The judge/instructor suggested taking him to some of the big shows and just letting him get used to the noise.  Here are a few pictures:

What a handsome guy!

Bentley gets judged!

This is a little blurry.  Jaydon made the picture from a distance and I cropped it.  But it shows him waiting for the best of group judging.