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Weight Pull Adventures!!!!!

After attending one of our Weight Pull workshops Ashley and Mike Majetic, out of Paul Anthony’s A & B Canine, attended their first real weight pull!!!!!

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They pulled for the W3PO organization. And, even though it was their first one……. Their dog Mya took 2nd place in her weight. And qualified for their national level competition with a pull of 1,628lbs!!!!

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This was all based on what they learned at our workshop. And through our coaching from a distance!

Keep your eyes peeled. These guys are putting together their own weight pull club. It will be a great one.

And Mya……. That little dog will be a champion soon!

Just hide and watch.

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Mackin/Muto Seminar

After 5 days of Kayce Cover. And, 3 days of Chad Mackin, and Tyler Muto….. Not to mention 20 hours of driving…… My brain is fried.

I feel like that scene in The Matrix where all the info gets downloaded into their brains directly, and they worry about it killing them!

Actually, that makes it sound bad. And it’s not. Not at all. I LOVE learning. But…. My brain is FULL. Gonna take me a week or so to “process” this info. But, it’s already starting to seep into my work. So, expect some interesting adjustments to the training/concepts.

Keep your eyes peeled!

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Sometimes…. It Works Out

Walking 2 of our dogs through the woods, and in the middle of a good conversation (aka not paying attention to the pups) we hear screaming and sounds of dog blowing up from around the corner on the trail. Yeah….. The same trail that Jax had just run down.

I have the dogs on remote collars for recall, but…. no matter what some people say, I’m not using them to break aggression! But that’s a rant for another time.  Anyway…..

I go sprinting around the corner towards the sound of what I’m sure is gonna be the event that gets Jax put down. As I round the bend, I see a big ol Pit Bull. But he’s not blowing up. There’s still someone screaming. I have the split second fear that Jax is mauling this person. I want to puke.

I keep running, and that’s when I see Jax come back to this Pit at the end of the trail and they start……..

PLAYING.

Seriously.

Playing. Nicely. Appropriately.

Holy shit.

For another split second, I couldn’t process why this woman was still screaming. Or why there was still a dog blowing up. I get to the end of the trail. And there’s this woman with another dog on a leash, who’s just blowing up at Jax. And the woman is screaming at her own dog!

And, here’s the funny part. She starts apologizing to me!

I asked if she was ok, and she kept saying, “you’re dog is no problem. I’m so sorry. It’s my fault” etc….

I hooked Jax up and we left. His new buddy tried to come with us, but eventually went back to the screaming lady.

I literally cried a little.

My little man has come so far.

There may be something to this dog training shit.

 

 

IACP Pics!

Holy crap. That was a LOT of dog info. The presentations I got to see were Heather Beck, George Cockrell, Wendy Volhard, and Michael Ellis. And that was in between all the podcasting, and random dog conversations.

We’ll keep you posted as to when the three hour mega  show will be up. For, now….. I will share some of the photos!

Enjoy! .

Shots from the epic 3 hour mega session on Friday night:

Jason Vasconi, and Jennifer Freilich.

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George Cockrell, Mailey McLaughlin.

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Us getting set for the lunch ballroom session:

DTC crew getting set up.

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Heather Beck, Brother Christopher (Monks Of New Skete), and Babette Haggerty.

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And yep….. Michael Ellis!

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After it was all over I let my hair down:

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And made out with random Pit Bulls:

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All in all, a great weekend!

Fun Pull Pics/Vids!!!

Got the pics/vids from the Fun Pull last weekend! Check it out-

Milo Making it look easy! (ok it was a warm up run, but still):

A few Shots of Mabel in Action-

Here is Mandy handling-

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And here we pull out the “Big Guns” and bring in Grandma to handle!!!!

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She LOVES her granddaughter!

And yes Mabel’s weights are super light, but……..

A. It’s about the experience, not “winning”.

B. She had double TPLO surgery about a year ago, so we think this is DAMN impressive!

Last but not least…. Bella: