Thursday, May 22, 2014

Memorial Day weekend

Just a reminder that there are NO classes this Saturday at Applewoods and we are closed on Monday, May 26 for Daycare.  Have a safe and happy Memorial Day. Remember our troops who fight to keep us safe.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What is Sugar doing with that new dog, Sitka?

Why is Sugar Longe Line working the new dog, a young Samoyed, named Sitka? What is Sitka doing? Why following along quite nicely.
Mike is using his left foot to show Sugar which way to go - regardless of the LL Sugar is holding
What's on the end of the Longe Line?  Why look, there's a dog there, a young Samoyed named Sitka.  Of course, Sherpa is wondering if Sugar needs her help also?
Nah, Sugar doesn't need any help at all.
And look, Sitka is 'mirroring' Sugar's body language.  Dog do learn by watching other dogs.
Mike turning Sugar just using his footwork as Applewoods trained dogs are taught to 'read our feet.'
Ahh, look!  Perfect heeling with Mike

Atta boy, Sugar.

Atta, girl, Sitka.

OH...this was Sitka's 1st day at Applewoods daycare.

Friday, May 16, 2014

It was a "Mud Heaven" kind of day

Poppy, the Lab and Danny, the Miniature Poodle totally got into the muddy muck with glee.

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Applewoods Pack

Promise, Piper and Sandy

The pack greets Mike and Sherpa

Piper shows off

Ben can do it also