The pack structure at its greatest! You will see my 10 month old German Shepherd Raina submitting to her 6 year old 7 pound Chihuahua brother. Raina is a crazy high drive working german bred girl with an amazing bite on her. When it counts, she is gentle as a baby. Size doesn’t matter, dogs are dogs and my pack is a very valid demonstration of that!
I’m a little behind in my blog posts but trying to catch up!!
Last sunday Eagle Valley search dogs had to attend the dog show in Whitney Point NY. I was presented with the AKC CAR award money for the grant i wrote earlier this year. This 2000 dollars will go to supporting our fall Combined Federation search seminar in the end of september. Abby and her real sister Raven both did short demo’s of the recall refind indication sequence and abby was available for people to meet and greet.
Our table attracted a lot of attention and hopefully we were able to scout out some new volunteers to come hide and train with us!!! If you are ever interested and in the Broome County or Delaware County area email me EliteInstinctCanine@gmail.com We are always looking for volunteers to go get lost!!!
Last weekend was a rough one, but we still did what we could and the girls had fun. Saturday we trained with Amigo Sar dogs up in New Berlin. We ran everyone on some HR hides as well as live hides. The HR was great, we hid it in a 130 pounds replica guy from the firehouse!!
Abby decided not only was it an easy find but also an easy indication to mom!
It was hot out and everyone went for a swim after their problem to cool down. Raina had a blast jumping into the fast moving water to grab her ball. She’s getting pretty good at catching it, though mom doesn’t let her do it often she is still to young to beat up her bones like that!
I bounce like Tigger!!!!!!
play time after a job well done
Raina and Abby both sustained some muscle and pad injuries and were put on light duty. This last week they rested up and appear good to go! Down time is always the worst with these girls, they are just not meant to be couch potatoes!!
Well my artistic need is coming through…………a new logo is in the works!!! Thanks to some amazing pictures taken by my friend Amy (who is a professional photographer if you like her work let me know!!!) i am toying around with a few pictures as potentials for my logo. Let me know what you think is the best or what other ideas you have!!!
This past weekend was spent with the Life Long Tails crew doing fundraising and Marshaling at the Dicks Open golf tournament.
Creature Comforts Adoption Day
Saturday Dougs Fish Fry from Cortland came down to do a fundraiser for us. They donated 10% from EVERY dollar they made!!!!! Dougs not only has great food but a great heart to thank you Dougs!!!! We also had a bake sale and adoption day in creature comforts the same day and Moonunit got a new home whoo hooo!!! We were lucky enough to see a bunch of our adopted dogs who came out to support us and say hi.
Fish fry and bake sale in the parking lot
It was a great day and we thank everyone who came out, supported us, and made donations. Without your help we couldn’t save more l ives!
Kitten for adoption!
Sunday a group of 10 of us marshaled holes 8 and 9 for the dicks open. It was a great experience and we were happy to give back to our community by helping out. I of course got hit in the head with a drive ball off the Tee. Ahhhh some things just never change!
A group of us with the sign that Dicks sporting goods donated for us!!!
Thank you to Dicks Sporting goods for donating the sign as well as our hats for the volunteers!! It was a fantastic time and you bet we will be there next year!!
The last week or so has been crazy, and the blog posts just haven’t seemed to roll off the fingers in my free time. This weekend was great and i’m happy to have a few free minutes to update everyone before we go swimming and training all evening!
Saturday started out with a good team training, we were able to run all the dogs even in the hot sun and get a little swimming done in the pond. The girls did great despite the hot weather and 4 hour meeting in the morning that left them sleeping with plenty of pent up energy to spend! Working with the boys was great and they did an amazing job saturday and all weekend long!
We spent the night at ritas so we could get right back to work sunday morning. Once the boat, motor, batteries, lunch, and kids were loaded up we went off to the lake to get in some water training!
All 3 girls loved the boat, and the water!! Emeline is not a strong swimmer but after mom, the boys, and her ball got in neck deep my girl jumped in over and over again swimming like a champ!!!!! A few more times and she’ll be a pro like her sister.
We mostly worked HR from the boat and the shore, both were completely new to Raina and she impressed me. I think we got some on video and hopefully this week i can get it loaded!
Eme heading down to the boat
It was a good weekend filled with dogs, sun, and friends. Gotta love this life!