Helen on January 9th, 2012

I finished making my dog walk on Jan 2. I found two yellow slats from the last dog walk I’d made, so I used them for the contact zones.  I thought I was done. Then I let Raven and her toy take a walk across my master piece and found out I wasn’t. When Raven […]

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Helen on August 27th, 2011

This morning the dog was barking at my trap. I’m trying to catch the bufo toad that I’ve been hearing in the corner of the back yard, but that’s not what I caught.     This baby possum got caught instead. She was not happy about it either. I propped the trap against my shed, undid […]

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Helen on August 22nd, 2011

Raven was fantastic in class tonight.  I took only her, and worked her on some crate games 15 minutes before class began.  Then we tugged and she offered her new trick, sit on her back end like she’s begging.  I was surprised at that one!  I showed her that yesterday just for an exercise.  She […]

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Helen on August 16th, 2011

Tonight was our first agility class and it was great.  I am sure everyone came out of class with their own twists on what to take home and practice with their own dogs.  The main thing I came out of it was very important.  I have to be on guard to mark my dog the […]

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Helen on July 16th, 2011

Raven and I went to a fitness seminar for dogs a couple weekends ago.  It was raining when we arrived, and it was hot and muggy.   But the rain clouds helped beat out some of the heat.  It got much hotter in the afternoon when the sun was out full force.  Here is Raven […]

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Helen on March 23rd, 2011

If you supported me and voted for my video, I wanted to thank you.  I did get a place in the top five, which really makes me happy.  I tied for 3rd place with Slovenia.   Two were from the USA, one from Bermuda and one other from France.  You can see the results here. Mimi’s […]

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Helen on March 18th, 2011

Hi! Could you please help me?  It will only take 30 seconds of your time.  I entered a video in the Susan Garrett’s Recallers Class contest. (She’s a world class agility competitor for those who aren’t familiar with her.)  Anyway, she picked my video as one of the top 15, and today, on her blog, […]

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Helen on February 12th, 2011

2011 – Why did I have a picture of a black-and-white pooch on my blog with no explanation? Well, I didn’t want to tell the story because I didn’t want to revisit a sometimes painful trip if it didn’t come out all right. But it did, so now I can tell. Here’s the timeline. Wednesday, […]

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Helen on January 23rd, 2011

Some people call this contraption a see-saw and some a teeter totter.  I am the teeter type.  I call the obstacle a teeter and the verbal command teeter.  (I wonder if the people who call it a see-saw use the command see-saw.)  My teeter’s been out of commission because the board rotted out.  I painted […]

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Helen on January 16th, 2011

I was spending too much time dilly dallying around on Facebook, so I chose this weekend to put an end to that.  I only posted three rescue dogs from petharbor on Saturday night, and that I did directly from petharbor and not from FB.  However, when I opened my email on late Sunday morning, someone’s […]

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