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Life journey of a dog

Demo dog

Yesterday some club members and I went to a grade school with our dogs to demonstrate what talented and trained dogs can do.

Most of the dogs were golden retrievers, and there was a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, a black lab, a miniature schnauzer, and Daisy the vizsla.

The club members are all from different walks of life: youngish, oldish, men, women, but we all love our dogs and train them in competitive sports.

We gave 2 shows, demonstrating obedience and agility skills. We also presented some therapy dogs (like Daisy), and some rescue dogs. One of the rescue dogs, Dusty, has the sweetest personality, but because of her previous abuse had lost one of her front legs.

I must say Daisy was a hit when she raced the obstacle course in seconds flat (a lower jump, of course). We also got to show off how well she is at some of the obedience exercises.

One of the goldens had a Kleenex trick: her owner pretended to sneeze, and the dog hurried over to a tissue box and brought back a single tissue.

We greeted the kids as they left the gym. Daisy did well at that too, greeting them calmly as they took turns petting her as they walked by.

When they become available, I’ll include some photos in this post.

May 9, 2009 - Posted by | Daisy, therapy dog

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