Sunday, July 08, 2007

Whew! What a weekend - Wooie's first dog show. He was entered in the 6-9 month puppy class, having turned 6 months on Friday the 6th. That made him the smallest by far in the ring - and lacking in maturity as well. The difference between a 6 month old dog and a 9 month old dog is like comparing a 12 year old boy with a 16 year old boy - a few weeks makes a huge difference. The judges went with the older dogs - but I'm very pleased with him, he trotted out beautifully, he stacked beautifully he was fantastic about letting the judges touch him and look at his toothies. Just fantastic.

I bought him a new show lead at the show - I'd been using a parachute nylon choke or a resco martingale lead and neither made me particularly happy. I bought him a gold snake chain (won't snag hair) and laughed as I tried it on - we'll have to call him Mr. T from now on with his snazzy gold chain. Maybe doggie mohawks will come into fashion and we can really mix things up :-)

Yes, I know if Mr. T (the actor) were a dog he probably wouldn't be a golden retriever - but hey, a pup can dream huh?

On a side note, Murphy wasn't entered this weekend. Which is just as well - I did take time both days to work him on grounds - just outside the obedience rings - heel work, some drops on recall, some stays...I got some really nice work out of him and I'm pleased. We'll see what happens on Friday...

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