When We Grow Up…..

We want to be just like our Dad!

Lzy Mtn 3-D Brown Bear SH      "Bear"

Lzy Mtn 3-D Brown Bear SH “Bear”




“Green” Male


“Lime Green” Girl


“Yellow” Male


“White” Girl


“Pink” Girl


“Blue” Girl


“Orange” Girl


“Red” Girl

I had fun doing this photo shoot and was pleasantly surprised when “Bear’s” owner sent me the picture of Bear in the wagon. It totally fit with my wagon theme and I just had to share it with you all. I sure hope these puppies turn out like their dad, hopefully they will get the best of both Glory and Bear and be super dogs!

Glory’s Scheduled Cesarean Section


We are six days into Glory’s scheduled cesarean section which took place at Veterinary Village on February 6, 2016. I chose to do a scheduled csec after talking in depth with Dr. Greer about Glory and what would be best for her and her puppies. Dr. Greer is my reproduction veterinarian for all my repro needs. I also consult my doctors where I work as a Veterinary Technician at Harmony Pet Clinic between us all we came up with a game plan. This breeding was a surgical AI using frozen semen that was also done at Veterinary Village, you can read that post here.

First we took into consideration that Glory didn’t have a “normal” whelp with her last litter. Glory gave birth to a dead puppy 5 hours after her last delivered live puppy. This puppy looked normal in all aspects except that it was dead. That constitutes not a “normal” whelp.

Second Glory’s due date landed on the weekend. If by some chance Glory had problems with her whelp and became distressed the reproduction clinic or an emergency clinic would be over a hour away that is not a good distance to have to travel with a bitch that is having problems delivering. The percentage of survival of puppies is higher with a scheduled csec than letting the bitch deliver naturally if the bitch becomes distressed and it turns into a emergency csec. This has been proven by Paula Moon et.al study that she did “Perioperative risk factors for puppies delivered by cesarean section in the United States and Canada.” JAAHA 2000, Vol 36, N. 4, p. 359-368.

Third thing we took into consideration was that x-ray showed that Glory was going to have a large litter. Even know the x-ray shown that she was going to have at least 8 puppies Glory was very large which made me think she had more puppies in there than on x-ray for they were 8 really large puppies.

This decision is one that isn’t taken lightly and should be well thought out and discussed with your reproduction veterinarian. You know your dog and you know what you and your dog can handle so you need to do right is right for your pregnant bitch.

Without further adieu let me take you through Glory’s c-section experience.

Date: February 6, 2016 time to be at Veterinary Village 12 pm, time to leave Stancerville 11 am. Friends Tom and Irene (who own Josey from Glory’s last litter) arrived promptly at 10:45 am, we loaded up the van and were off on an adventure that we will never forget.

Supplies we took with.

Supplies we took with.

Supplies we took with: Comforter for Glory to lay on in the van, basket to bring the puppies home in, heating pad to keep the puppies warm, power inverter for the heating pad, blanket for puppies, towels for basket, notepad to keep notes, soda, cookies, camera, chocolate and chapstick for the vet staff.

Blood draw, catheter placement.

Blood draw, catheter placement.

Once we arrived at the clinic we checked in with the receptionist, Glory weighed in at 95.5#, we were then taken to our examination room where the pre-op stuff would take place. First Glory had her blood drawn for her pre anesthetic blood work which will check her internal organs check a complete blood count and a coagulation panel. While the blood work was being run on the in house chemistry analyzers Kassie one of the Veterinary Technicians placed the IV catheter. This would be for IV medications and for IV fluids during the procedure. She then received steroids through her catheter site as well as flush to   make sure the catheter was patient. An Adaptil collar was put on at this time. The collar which is a calming collar should be put on a couple days before any whelp. It has dog appeasing pheromones that help calm the mother.

ECG and shave.

ECG and shave.

While the steroids were incubating (needed at least 45 minutes) a ECG was taken of Glory’s heart to make sure it was beating correctly, they didn’t want any surprises in surgery if there was something that could of been detected before surgery. Her abdomen was then shaved so there could be a sterile surgical field lastly she was given a couple subcutaneous injections which were calcium, reglan and atropine. Calcium was given because it has been anecdotally reported to improve maternal skills and aids in uterine contractility. Reglan has been shown to improve lactation. Atropine will cross the placentas and aid in maintaining fetal heart rates. *taken from the book Dr. Greer wrote: Canine Reproduction and Neonatology. Published by Teton NewMedia.

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At 1:45 pm Glory was induced, intubated, hooked up to general anesthesia and IV fluids and prepped for surgery. When they are prepped a plastic drape is put down and only the incision area is scrubbed so the puppies are more apt to take to the nipples since nothing was put on them. Dr. Greer and Dr. Ahmann performed the c-section while Dr. Griffiths was monitoring the anesthesia as well as Glory and keeping track of the surgery as what puppy came out first and out of what horn of the uterus, what time the puppy came out and who it was given to in what color towel so the puppy could be kept track of from start to finish. Their were 4 support staff members handling the puppies as they came out. Heather and Cassidy are Veterinary Assistants, Cassie is a Technician and Dr. Greer/Griffiths daughter Katie was home for the weekend so she helped out also she is a nurse.

It’s show time, at 1:54 pm the first puppy was born, the last one was born at 1:59 pm.

The video shown what a well oiled team this is. Everyone had their duty and place.

Surgery report.

Surgery report.

Another puppy coming out.

Another puppy coming out.

The puppies were popping out like popcorn so more hands were needed on deck to help stimulate the puppies and get them warmed up and breathing good. The first stop for the puppies was at the puppy resuscitation center.

The more hands the merrier.

The more hands the merrier.

I thought the rubber maid container with heating pads inside of it was most clever. That way if you needed to let go of the puppy there was no chance of it falling off the table. There were heating pads in the bottom with a towel over it to keep the puppies warm. Each puppy came out and was put into a specific colored towel so they could keep track of who was who. At this table was where the puppy’s throat got suctioned out with a DeeLee Mucus trap, caffeine was given to help stimulate them, dopram was given if needed help breathing where oxygen was given too if needed. They stayed here until they were stable then were transferred to another table where another team member did their work on them.

Weight, id, umbilicus table.

Weight, id, umbilicus table.

At the weight, id and umbilicus table where the Dr’s daughter Katie was tying off the umbilical cords from the placenta using a sterile hemostat and suture material. Once tied off then the placenta could be cut off and the umbilical cord dipped in iodine. The puppy was weighed and a small spot of nail polish was placed on the head before it headed to the incubator to stay warm.

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The supervisor.

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Another puppy coming out and resuscitated.

The surgical suite.

The surgical suite.

While Dr. Greer was overseeing what what going on in the treatment room with the puppies Dr. Ahmann was suturing up Glory. Glory was done at 3 pm.

Glory in recovery.

Glory in recovery.

While Glory was in recovery the puppies were all doing well so I asked if the Dr. could remove their dewclaws right away so I didn’t need to make a trip back with them since I live a hour away. Each puppy had rear dewclaws that needed to be removed along with the fronts.

Removing dewclaws.

Removing dewclaws.

The technician holds the puppy pressing on the cephalic vein that goes down the leg at the elbow while stabilizing the leg for the doctor. A sterile surgical scissors is used to remove the dewclaw, kwik stop is applied and surgical glue is used to seal the incision. Once done the puppy was given to me to see if they wanted to nurse on Glory.

Trying to nurse.

Trying to nurse.

The puppies and Glory wanted no part of nursing. It was too soon for them so instead of taking any chances that they might not get Glory’s colostrum which is a valuable part for puppies to develop adequate passive immunity and should be given within 12 hours of birth Dr. Greer decided to get them started on fresh frozen plasma.

Giving plasma via tube feeding.

Giving plasma via tube feeding.

Since I needed to give the plasma once we were home via a feeding tube I needed a refresher course on tube feeding. I learned it in technician school but I haven’t had to do it in a very long time. Dr. Greer was explaining to me what I should do. You take a feeding tube and stretch the end of it to the last rib and the nose. You put a mark on the tube where the end of the rib landed. You then tip the head of the puppy down and insert the tube into the left side of the puppies mouth and guide the tube down the esophagus, once you get to the mark you made on the tube you hold the head in your hand while holding the tube and using your other hand you pinch the puppy to get it to cry, if it cries then the tube is in the stomach and not the trachea and then it is ok to administer the fluid. If you can’t get the puppy to cry then reinsert the tube.

That is a video of me tubing the puppy and giving it the plasma. Fresh frozen plasma can be purchased through HemoPet. The donor dogs have their health screenings so they are disease free so you don’t have to worry about introducing diseases. The tube feeding went well. Glory was recovered enough to go home with her pups so it was time to pack them up.

Time to go home.

Time to go home.

We took the puppies out of the incubator, placed them in their heated blanket and into the van we went.

Ice Cream for the ride home.

Ice Cream for the ride home.

On our way home we stopped for ice cream and of course I was busy texting my friends telling them all was well with everyone.

So far I am very pleased with my decision to do a scheduled c-section. I have the best well organized repro clinic a breeder could have. Since I am a technician and know how a facility should be run it was so nice to see this clinic being run that way. Everyone was so professional and took such good care of Glory and the pups. They all had their jobs and they did them well. I can’t thank the staff at Veterinary Village enough for allowing Tom, Irene and I to partake in such an amazing delivery. So far all 9 puppies are doing very well and so is Glory.


Barks And Bytes

We are joining Linda at 2browndawgs and Jodi at Heart Like A Dog for this great blog hop.


Eastwood Sisters Tour T-Shirts

This weekend I made my own Eastwood Sisters Tour T-Shirts. It was easy and fun when you read the instructions first! Note to other’s who want to make their own iron on transfers to put on things like t-shirts, bandannas, tote bags you should read the printing instructions completely before printing all the transfers that come in a package.

I bought my t-shirts and computer iron on transfer paper at Hobby Lobby. I used Transfer Magic Inkjet Transfer Paper.


Now going back to reading instructions, I have done transfers before and when I did them I needed to “mirror” the image so when you ironed it onto the t-shirt the image and writing was correct and not backwards. So I did what I did in the past, printed all 5 transfers and then went to iron them on the shirts and whoops I wasn’t suppose to “mirror” the image, I was to leave it the right way as that is how this transfer paper works. Gads! I just wasted all that ink and a whole package of paper! READ FIRST!

Now onto how I did this project.

IMG_4753First you want to pick your image and create your project. Read the transfer paper instructions and either “mirror” the image or leave it alone and then print out your design.


Lock up Gambler before you start your project or he will drag out a blanket and proceed to rip it.


Cut around the design and cut off the excess white paper.


Iron the shirt and let cool before you do the transfer. Iron on a hard surface not on a towel.


Read the instructions on how long you should iron over the transfer, times vary for full sheet transfers like this one I had to iron for 3 minutes.


Let the transfer cool for a bit then peel the backing off slowly.


Ta Da the final product.


I did 4 t-shirts today, I would of did 2 more but I ran out of transfer paper due to not reading instructions!

I also bought some tote bags from Walmart so I decided we needed tote bags for our show items.


you do the tote bag just like you do t-shirts, easy peezy.


I added the girl’s names and paw prints to the bags so we would know who’s was who’s. I used fabric paint for the names.


Josey got two bags as Tom can decide which bag he feels manly in and use for the show.


Preachers finished bag and t-shirts.

I think this project came out very well. Time will tell as to how the t-shirts hold up to the washer machine. The Eastwood Sisters tour will start in less than two weeks as they have a UKC show coming up on Feb 13-14, 2016. If they hit it big time maybe there will be shirts for sale to the general public.


Dura-Whelp Because Glory Deserves It

Glory is due to have her and Bear’s (Lzy Mtn Piper’s 3-D Brown Bear SH) puppies the weekend of February 6th. Now is the time to break out the whelping box, set it up and have Glory get used to it. You know from the last breeding I did in July Glory used Nellie’s old wood whelping box that I painted to try and make it seem “new” to her.

The wooden box.

The wooden box.

I thought for this litter Glory deserved a new whelping box so I did my research and found that Dura-Whelp was the way to go by Breeder Base. I ordered one up, ordered a pad to go with it and waited for it to arrive which took 2 weeks (I did order it on a Saturday). Yesterday was the day to set it up as I had off of work.

What is Dura-Whelp?

*Dura-Whelp® is the Original PROFESSIONAL whelping box.
The worlds Cleanest & Easiest & Safest whelping boxes“since 1994”

Corrugated plastic is somewhat flexible yet extremely durable and easy to clean. Our patented floor-to-wall design eliminates parts with complicated slots, grooves and gaps for poop/urine to get trapped in & leak through. Our flat and open surface area allows for easy cleaning! Outdated wooden boxes are not only heavy but impossible to keep sanitary. Painting introduces diseases, skin lesions, etc. & the probability of puppies eating the paint. The entire Dura-Whelp® Box can be easily cleaned with Bleach, Quatricide, other detergent or disinfectant.*

*from Breeders Base website

The shipping box doubles as a storage box.

The shipping box doubles as a storage box.

I hauled this big box up stairs to my bedroom all by myself so it was actually quite light. My helpers were there ready to help me out. Gambler thought he had the job of opening the box as he gets to open ALL boxes. He was taken back when I told him to kindly remove his teeth from the box. So he just stood and watched me.

Preacher helping me open the box.

Preacher helping me open the box.

You want to be careful opening the box so that you can use it again to store the box in when not in use. I pulled out all the components and got started assembling.

The side rails.

The side rails.

You want to be careful when using a scissors to cut the plastic away from the side rails. They put plastic over the velcro  when they were securing the rails together. I almost cut right through the velcro not knowing what it really was.

The instructions.

The instructions.

The box came with instructions on assembling, cleaning and care of the pad that I bought with it.

The base.

The base.

After everything was unpacked and opened up I laid down the base in which Preacher had to check it out.

The side piece which is the box.

The side piece which is the box.

You center the one piece box on top of the base.

The velcro on the sides.

The velcro on the sides.

The velcro was attached to the base, you then had to peel off the sticky plastic along the whole side then press the small side up onto the side of the whelping box. The sticky velcro will then adhere to the tall side of the box and stay there for future use. This was the most time consuming part. It took me forever to peel that sticky tape off the velcro. You do this for all four sides.

The velcro on the side rails.

The velcro on the side rails.

The pig rails have velcro on them to that needs the sticky tape removed. You then put the rail into the open slot on the box and push the velcro side of the rail up against the side of the box. This will help hold the side rail in place around the box. There are 2 side rails that get attached into the holes in the box then the other 2 side rails have lips on them that butt up against the first side rails and then you screw them in place.

Attaching the side rails with 4 screws.

Attaching the side rails with 4 screws.

I had to use a screw driver to screw the screw into place, it wasn’t that difficult.

Velcro to attach the pad to the base.

Velcro to attach the pad to the base.

The box came with one disposable pad liner that goes under the pad. The pad that I bought separately came with 4 velcro pieces that attaches to the base and then the pad will attach to that velcro. The pad is made of a faux fleece with rubber on the bottom to keep it from sliding around. The pad can be put in the washer on gentle cycle and cool dry in the dryer or hung out to dry. It’s a good idea to purchase 2 pads so when one is in the washer you have one in the box.

Front view.

Front view.

Ta Da it’s done. The front of the box has a removal door that you can keep in place to keep everyone in or you can pull it out when it’s time for weaning and let mom come out. There is another weaning box that can be attached to this box when the time is right so then they can move from one box to the next. There are corner pieces that you can purchase also to help save the corners, I didn’t get these or the extra weaning box.

The side view.

The side view.

The box I bought was the XLG box which is 48 x 60 in. For right now I got a K & H heating pad for warmth which looks really small inside the box. It is a 12 x 23 in. I’m not sure if I’m going to use it or not. Breeder Base has a puppy incubation system called the Therma-Whelp which I may look into getting. I’m not digging the heating pad idea with the cord in the box even know it is lined with wire to prevent biting but the cord will have to be strung over the box and not sure how that will all work out. I used to use a heating lamp with Nellie and had no problems with it but I wanted to try and stay away from that with Glory as Glory tends to run hot and she hates heat so I wanted to do something where Glory could be cool and the puppies warm.

Gambler and his gender crisis.

Gambler and his gender crisis.

Of course Gambler had to be the first one to hop in the box with the door up. I think he is having a gender crisis and wants to be a girl so he can have a special box.

Time for Glory to check it out.

Time for Glory to check it out.

Come on mom? Is this really for me? That means I’m about to have little burr heads again and have to spend time in the box with them again. She checked the box all out and made sure it was to her liking. Last night thou she didn’t sleep in it she slept on the floor right outside the box.

It's great!

It’s great!

It took me 35 minutes to unpack and set this all up. Now that it is all put together and I know how to do it taking it down and putting it back up will be a snap.

Easy storage.

Easy storage.

Once I’m done with it I can easily put it back in it’s original box and store it in the attic that is attached to my bedroom closet.

I got my Dura-Whelp from Dogs Afield, I found they had the best price.

Cost of XLG box:       $199.99

Pad:                               47.99

Extra shipping                40.00

Total:                            $287.98

I plan on keeping you updated as I use the box and do a review later as to how I liked it.

Barks And Bytes

We are joining Linda at 2browndawgs and Jodi at Heart Like A Dog for this great blog hop.

Snow Snack

Snow Snack

Snow is nummy.

Snow is nummy.

Mom you have some on your face, let me get that!

Mom you have some on your face, let me get that! – Glory that is just my sugar it’s not snow!

There is something about snow that Nellie loves. When ever we are out side she is gobbling up the snow. At first when she did it a few years back I thought maybe she had a kidney problem or another disease that she needed water so she was eating snow to make up for it. I took her in and had bloodwork done and she was normal. No diseases to be had she just loves eating snow that much.

She makes a cute snow face doesn’t she? Do your dogs gobble up the snow too?

Nothing But Norman #129

Happy Saturday All!

Nothing But Norman

“A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you. And then you have to put it back into the sky. And it’s the most painful thing you’ll ever have to do and that you’ve ever done. But what’s yours is yours. Whether it’s up in the sky or here in your hands. And one day, it’ll fall from the sky and hit you in the head real hard and that time, you won’t have to put it back in the sky again.”
C. JoyBell C.


“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.”
E.E. Cummings

Have a great Saturday all and a fantastic New Year ahead.

Nothing But Norman #125

Happy Saturday All!
Nothing But Norman

The WI duck hunting season is coming to a close. I only got out once to hunt ducks this fall, I did other hunting with the gang. We have public hunting grounds near our house that we will go to. The marsh isn’t very clean and back in 2008 when I went with Norman the water was down so it made it extra muddy. Norman looked like a black lab when we were done hunting. I couldn’t edit my photos, rotate or copy write them as for some reason I saved them in a read only feature.

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He was a very happy boy this day, me not so much as I had to bathe him when I got home.

Have a great weekend.

Fish Oil Does The Body And Mind Good~Omegease

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Look at how bald Glory is! Why is Glory so bald you ask? The above photos were taken the end of August just 7 weeks after whelping her first litter of 8 little burr heads.  Not only does the stress of having 8 little burr heads make you go bald (ok not really) the hormones really do a number on a dogs beautiful coat. A month earlier I won a bottle of Finest For Dogs new fish oil product Omegease from Jodi over at Heart Like A Dog. I was excited to win because I was already using one of Finest For Dogs products Rejenease for a good part of the year. I started Nellie who is 11 on it because she started limping and I am happy to say that ever since I started her on this joint supplement she hasn’t had a issue with limping since. Steve from Finest For Dogs told me he was in the process of making a fish oil supplement so I was excited to have won the product and try it out.

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Omegease is a liquid fish oil supplement that comes from Wild Caught Fish which is different than Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil because it has a better source of DHA & EPA. It is also FREE of mercury and other contaminants so it makes it 100% pharmaceutical grade pure. It contains Omega 3, 6 & 9 fish oil.

You can either buy a 16 oz pump or a 32 oz pump bottle. According to Steven – One 16oz bottle gives 90 health-boosting daily doses to a 50lb dog for less than 25 cents a day. If you have a pack of dogs like I do then the 32 oz pump would be the one for you. I have been using it on all 4 dogs since September 1st. On a side note it travels really well to as we took a dog vacation to Saskatchewan took a bottle with me and had no problems with traveling. No mess no nothing.PicMonkey Collage2I will admit that I was using another fish oil product before Omegease, I was using capsules. The dogs were used to the capsules being thrown in with their food. The capsules did have a fishy odor to them so I was curious to find out how the dogs reacted to this new liquid. The liquid comes with a easy to use pump that you attach when you open the bottle. The directions on how much to use for the weight of your dog is right on the bottle. For the adult dogs it called for two pumps on the food once a day and the puppy it called for one pump. I pumped the liquid on the food, gave the food a quick swirl and put it down for the taste test.PicMonkey Collage4You can see here in the above photo that Preacher was excited to eat her food, she didn’t care at all that their was a new liquid on it. The fish oil really doesn’t have a smell, I know some do and some will make the dog smell fishy after eating Omegease didn’t do this. PicMonkey Collage5 Preacher licked her bowl clean and looked up at me for more! Because of the many health benefits of Omegease I wanted to get Preacher on it also as it helps boost the immune system, reduces inflammation, lubricates joints as well as supports heart health and brain function. Preacher is growing and going through all these health aspects so this would be a good product for her. It also will promote healthy skin which will lead to a shinier silkier coat. It will reduce shedding so your dog has a thicker coat.PicMonkey Collage7 Glory, Gambler and Nellie didn’t mind the change in fish oil supplement either. They all dug in and would lick their bowls clean too. Glory is the one I’ve been really keeping my eye on for the past 7 weeks to see how her hair coat looked after starting the Omegease. You saw in the beginning of this post she was bald. You can see in the photos below her hair coat has come back really nicely. No more bald spots or rat tail, her skin is looking really good, no dandruff and her coat is shinny. PicMonkey Collage8Omegease is for dogs and cats. You will see results in 30 days if not they will refund your money. Can’t go wrong there except you won’t be getting your money back and you will be buying more at least that is how it worked for me. I give this product 4 paws up!

Now the good news Steven has agreed to give 5 of my lucky readers (US readers only) a free 16 oz bottle of Omegease. The rafflecopter will be running for one week, winners will be notified and announced next week. If you happen to be one of the unlucky readers you can always go to Amazon to purchase your bottle you won’t be disappointed. If your going to go to Amazon to order you might as well go to www.smile.amazon.com and help out your favorite rescue group as when you sign up you can pick who will get a donation from all sales on smile amazon. Right now there is a sale on Omegease the 16 oz bottle is only $21.00 while the 32 oz is $37.00.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

On a sad note please keep Sue and her Husband from Talking Dogs in your thoughts as their Jeffie crossed over the rainbow bridge yesterday. It is never easy to loose a fur loved one especially when it is sudden.


When God made the Earth and sky, the flowers and the trees,

He then made all the animals, and all the birds & bees.

And when his work was finished, not one was quite the same,

He said, “I’ll walk this earth of mine, and give each one a name.”

And so he traveled land & sea, and everywhere he went,

A little creature followed him, until its strength was spent.

When all were named upon the earth, and in the sky & sea,

The little creature said, “Dear Lord, there’s not one left for me.”

The father sniffed and softly said, “I’ve left you till the end,

I’ve turned my own name back to front, and called you Dog,

My friend”.


Puppies In Tub


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We had a fun photo shoot this past weekend. The puppies turned 5 weeks old on Saturday. Only three more weeks until they go to their new homes. It’s a good thing I’m keeping one as they are just too darn cute. I’ve narrowed down my decision, I will be keeping either Orange or Pink. Who will the lucky lady be?

Set Up And Test Dog~FitDog Friday

When you train for hunt test competitions you need to set up your training tests. You need to set up holding blinds (for throwers or remote launchers to hide behind), need to set up blinds (stations set up with just birds to practice handling skills yours and your dogs for blind retrieves) and set up decoys out in the field to distract the dog running. There are many different things you can use to set up a training test and many different ways to set up a training test. Since Nellie is retired from competitions but still hunts she doesn’t get to train with us on a regular basis since my car only holds two dogs so when we are at home training she gets to be the set up dog as well as the test dog because everyone needs a test dog to run first and make sure there are no “bugs” with the test you set up for the other dogs running. If there are now is the time to change the set up.

This day we were setting up blinds at the pond so Nellie got to walk along with carrying her bumper after she retrieved it from me throwing it.

Ok mom throw the bumper already! I will throw the bumper in the pond to give Nellie some swimming exercise which is great exercise for a older dog with joint issues.

She still likes to fly into the water.

Blazing a trail through the pee soup.

Nellie you need to leave the bumper there for the other dogs.

After we set up the blinds at the pond we set up a test in the marsh and Nellie got to be test dog for the live flyer we were shooting during this training test.

Here I go, here I go.

I got it.


Since Nellie is 10.5 years old we don’t want her to have to do difficult tests but she still needs to get out there and get some exercise and why not be set up and tests dog because there has to be one and she fits the job perfectly.


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