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!!!!!
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!!!!
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.
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!
Shots from the epic 3 hour mega session on Friday night:
Jason Vasconi, and Jennifer Freilich.
George Cockrell, Mailey McLaughlin.
Us getting set for the lunch ballroom session:
DTC crew getting set up.
Heather Beck, Brother Christopher (Monks Of New Skete), and Babette Haggerty.
And yep….. Michael Ellis!
After it was all over I let my hair down:
And made out with random Pit Bulls:
All in all, a great weekend!
I have been asked to come to Monaca, PA and give a workshop on my approach to the Bully Breeds!
August 30th, 9am.
Lecture Portion: We will cover the history of the breed, how it truly affects temperament, and my approach to helping the troubled ones. Also, which of the old school methods may still have a place in a modern Pit Bulls life.
Working Portion: My approach to foundation training that I use to work with these high drive game dogs we’ve all come to love. These are techniques that have been developed from my history with game dogs, and the most innovative, effective trainers in the country!
For more info, or to reserve a spot, please contact Paul @ http://www.abcaninetraining.com/
Look forward to seeing you there.
I realized that this podcast Chad and I are doing wasn’t going to be a “do a few and out” thing. It’s getting a response and we’re keeping it going! So I made a page with the link to it in iTunes!
Check it out!!!!!
Out for a run yesterday morning, someone pulled over and asked us if we minded if they took our picture. Next thing we know it’s in the paper! Check it out:
Oh yeah! Down East Sled Dog Club and the City of Westbrook are hosting a sledding/skijoring event. Its part of their Winter West Festival downtown.
I think it’s too late to enter, but the races are scheduled to loop a golf course, so it should be super spectator friendly.
This is my second season sledding recreationaly, and I’ve only skijored twice, and I’ve never even seen one of these events, so…… I’m watching this one to get a feel for it. I plan on taking our dogs to the next one at the end of Jan!!!
I’ll keep you posted.
Oh, man…. I’m excited to get the Sled, and Skis out!!!!!
I’ll try and post pics/vids of the first snow pull of the season.
We took Milo and Mabel to the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test at Finish Forward Dogs, and they passed with FLYING COLORS!!!!
For Milo, it was no biggie. He’s kind of one of those easy dogs, that just does things well. He’s a bit of an overexcited greeter, but no fears. No aggression.
But…… Mabel, is a different story. Outright dog aggressive. People reactive. Food aggressive. Just a bad, bad dog (we love her anyway). We have worked on that little angel for a long time. This was one of those things that we saw a year ago and thought “There’s no way she could ever do that”. But, tonight, SHE DID!!!
She kicked ass. The evaluator said that she was perfect. All the people that were there, asked us why we had done the test, since they were obviously so well behaved.
Yeah, if they only knew!
3 Bad Bullies just got our hands on a brand new Kickbike Cross Max!
These things scream to be pulled by dogs. They are stable, and have shocks like a mountain bike. So, they can totally handle off road rough housing. But, they’re super easy to step off of if things get squirrely….. Which, with dogs pulling you off road, can sometimes happen. That’s the main difference for the dog sports. Bikes are hard to get off of at speed. But these are a little less sketchy feeling.
Anyway, We just added one to our arsenal of Canine Exercise Therapy equipment.
If you want to get your dog in on the action….. Give us a call. We’ll run ’em for you!