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Old 11-30-2012, 12:45 PM
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Things went well on Nov. 10 & 11... my job is to take Sophie from Champion to Grand Champion. (CH. Blessing Sweet Symmetry, her registered name). My second show ever.

She makes it easy on a novice... she knows her job. The cool thing is, I can handle her a bit better than Lise - Sophie decided when she first met me that I was pretty cool. Probably had a lot to do with my eventual marriage to Lise... I passed the dog test.

Believe me, it's harder than it looks.



P.S. we need a Misc category under Hobbies!
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:50 PM
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Sophie as a puppy... Lise took it with, believe it or not, a cell phone. This is the pic I put on our kennel cards.



Puppies in about 65 days or so, with some luck. The next generation!
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:04 PM
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How do you get her to stand like that?
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:31 PM
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She self stacks. Pick up her bottom and let her land. It's in the structure... as long as I don't screw her up by fiddling too much with her. Her half brother, Beau (Blessing High Regard) does the same when he isn't wiggling his butt with his wagging tail...

Joy personified.

Which is good, because... Sophie is in heat and next week is graduation in the handling class, and the instructor asked that I not bring Sophie in - two young males in the class will go nutz. So I need to (real quick like!) work with Beau so he does as well as his sis.
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Nice.
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Congrats Bill!! that is awesome!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:16 AM
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Wow, that's great! How much time do you put in just practicing with the dogs?
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Good dog! Good master!
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Wow, that's great! How much time do you put in just practicing with the dogs?
A LOT. Taking a class now. Really shortens the learning curve. Taking the final tomorrow... with Beau who I haven't worked with. That will be tough...
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nice job!

Just bite his ear. he will listen. lol
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