Sunday, February 26, 2012

Maverick so wanted to play with his soccer ball. The only problem was that it was frozen in the snow! He tried hard to get it but finally settled for a Frisbee.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dancing Dogs

Many of you who read this blog already know that I'm into dog training with Sage and you've seen the agility videos to prove it!  Well, the other part of my training that I've done with Sage is obedience.  In fact, we started our beginning obedience class within a week of my adopting Sage and have moved on from there.  We take classes at the Longmont Humane Society and I have been very impressed!  Sage and I are now in the ACES class which is their highest level of training and it is so much fun! 

Each year at the big fundraiser for LHS the ACES class does a demonstration of dog training skills.  Last year I could only watch as they played musical chairs.  That looked fun but what we're doing this year will be even better!  This year's demo will be dancing dogs, we are training behaviors that will get put together as a dance routine with all the handlers and dogs.  No video of us yet, but we're having a lot of fun!  I just wish all this snow would melt so we could work more in the back yard! 

This week with class, we were sent a video to watch of a similar routines.  I just loved this, doesn't the first dog look a little like Sage and the second dog look a bit like Maverick only smaller?  I would love for Carrie and I someday to do something similar with our two pups! 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Funny Girl

One of the things that I love about my pup is the way her ears work.  When she is really into playing ball or playing with her favorite Shark toy her right ear flops like a regular aussie but her left ear stands straight up!  I am always trying to capture these moments of Sage because it's just one of the many things that makes her special to me.  :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sage in the Snow

Sage is definitely a snow dog, her favorite thing is to have me throw the ball and she'll go dig it out and really, she's not happy unless she comes up with the ball and a face full of snow!  Well, the other weekend we had 20" of snow and that sure didn't stop Miss Sage, she literally had a ball in the snow!  Check it out!   

Today is Miss Sage's unofficial birthday too so Happy Birthday Miss Sage!!