Saturday, April 26, 2008

Contact Training Videos

Here are a couple of videos of my dogs working on their contacts.  Singe is just starting his running A-Frame training.  
I am retraining Risk's contacts from a 2o2o to a running A-Frame and Dogwalk.  Right now I am just freeing her up on the contacts because she has spent quite some time stopping at the end.  I just wasn't satisfied with her contacts in the trial setting.


Friday, April 25, 2008

Hiking In Smith Rock State Park

After a great morning of training dogs (videos to come tonight) I went for a great hike in Smith Rock State Park.  It was a perfect day for hiking as it was a little overcast and breezy.  Not a super day for awesome pictures, but I did get some nice ones.
If you do not know about Smith Rock State Park, take a look at their website.  
It is located in the high desert of Central Oregon.  It is known world wide for great rock climbing.
Take a look at some of the photos from today.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Puppies are sooooo cute

You have to admit that puppies are cute no matter how old they are.  Here are a couple of pictures of Lash nursing her 1 week old babies.  The other 2 pictures are of Teddy and Smudge (aka Taft) trying to sneak into the dishwasher.  Ok, they did manage to get in there while I was getting the camera.


Fun in the "sun"

Ok, so it was semi sunny today, but I will take it.  Our weather can't make up it's mind.  One minute it is snowing and the next the sun is out.  The dogs love running in any type of weather.
It is just much cleaner in dry weather.  :-)
While looking at and petting the 2 Jen x Mick kids we have here I noticed that Smudge (aka Taft) is a sable.  Not only does he have sable hairs on his head, but the sable colored hairs are really starting to come in on his back.  Teddy and Taft are waiting for the right herding or performance home to come along.


Monday, April 21, 2008

Lash x Sooner Top Shelf Litter 1 week old

Agave (blue merle female)

Bombay (black and white female)

VooDoo (black tri male)

Pisco (black tri male)

Patron (black and white male)

The Lash x Sooner litter is 1 week old today.  The theme of this litter is Top Shelf.
The puppies are beginning to wobble on their legs.  They are starting to lift their heads up.
Enjoy the pictures.


Our Agility Training Field

Here is a picture of our Agility Training field.  The surface is mowed grass and is flat.


Our Dogs

Trying out pictures.


New Blog

We are currently starting a Blog so that people can see the everyday happenings here at Hillcrest.