October '08 ~ Katherine wrote, "We finished a round of puppy class and puppy
agility and have been enjoying every opportunity to bust through the trails at
lightening speed and end up on a ridge somewhere to rest and take in the views.
Next is another round of agility and I'll try to take a video of our progress
(or shear goofiness)!
Keegan is such a clown, so sweet, eager to learn something new and fits our
family as if he was the last piece of our puzzle. He's come through every
normal puppy challenge with flying colours. Our last one that we're working on
is his favorite herding trait (I think he gets it from herding instinct) jumping
up an taking a nip at me when we're going full tilt after we have just completed
the run in agility. We're almost there to replace the urge to nip instead with
jumping into my arms for a snuggle or to race after his frisbee.
I love all my dogs to bits and they have a blast together but I must tell you
that Auzzie's are the easiest dogs I've ever had the pleasure to work with. I
can't believe my good fortune.
Thank you thank you thank you for all your work and knowledge in breeding and
giving us the opportunity have Keegan join our family."
He is terrific at agility (we just play games
around the obstacles and he's learning body awareness (attached is a puppy class
designed to help their agility skills through learning tricks that we're
incorporating into his agility it's clicker/treat based), http://youtube.com/watch?v=JWjex3lIOiI
loves his puppy class, and we're out trailing it pretty much everyday or hanging
out in the hammock. My Matrix holds all of us very comfortably and we're out
and about often. He LOVES children and meeting people and other dogs (only the
one's I know are gentle with puppies, which are quite a few actually...between
puppy, agility & friends he's met at least 30 or more different puppies/dogs.
The dogs I don't know we work on teamwork stuff while they walk by. Bikes and
skateboards, I want to make sure he doesn't herd them so we spend time in
Whistler (bike park Darrell loves to ride) and chill (lays down and chews a kong
or plays with a toy) while all the bikes race by. I think associating calm with
exciting things is important, and helps a ton...especially before they get into
their teenage phase.
I have pictures on my blog if you'd like a
sneak peak. Please feel free to sneak a peak anytime! happy-houndz.blogspot.com