If my dog would even attempt to eat any food in a scent pad this would be the perfect place to train some tracking. But that didn’t work a year ago so instead it’s distance position commands.
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If my dog would even attempt to eat any food in a scent pad this would be the perfect place to train some tracking. But that didn’t work a year ago so instead it’s distance position commands.
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If my dog would even attempt to eat any food in a scent pad this would be the perfect place to train some tracking. But that didn’t work a year ago so instead it’s distance position commands.

haleysolo:

I was looking at this website to see the way they described different play styles in different breeds, and they nailed Potter on the head under herding dogs.

Common play styles: chasing, soft touches, cheerleading other dogs.

Cheerleaders: tend to play outside the group who are actively playing. They tend to run around the group playing and barking. Many times the cheerleader turns into the “fun police” and tries to break up the play they feel is too rough. Sometimes this behavior allows the group to calm down but other times it can be problematic. It can cause fights between dogs who do not appreciate having their “fun” interrupted.

Chasers: love to run. Some dogs like to chase the other dogs while other prefers to be in the lead. Watch for dogs that change from the fun game of chase to seeing the other dog as prey. It is best to keep the game of chase with partners close in size.

Soft touch: are short bouts of play with soft touches. These dogs are more hesitant to play with other dogs. They may not be as confident or may have been injured. The highly physical contact games are too much for them.”

Potter will wrestle some, and he’ll bite the other dog and pull on them and roll around, but he tends to be gentle about it. Unless he gets way too excited.

Mort fit perfectly under the terrier group.

"Common play style: body slamming (esp. for stocky/muscular terriers), wrestling.

Body Slamming: is when dogs like to run full speed into another dog and see if they can knock them off their feet. It is usually full contact and very hard hitting. 

Wrestlers: like to wrestle. They like full body contact. They can often be seen with open mouth, showing teeth and looking like they are biting. A lot of dogs know the limit but play can easily get out of control and escalate into something more serious. Always keep an eye on dogs wrestling and step in when either dog is no longer having fun or is starting to get stressed. However, NEVER put your hands or body between dogs who are wrestling, as they can inadvertently bite or injure you!”

Mort’s body slamming is different? He likes to tackle other dogs. And he’ll body slam people all day. Happened to me earlier when he was playing with Potter. Tackling would definitely be a better word for what Mort likes to do. 

the bolded areas were things that really applied to mort and potter.

Lara likes chasing/being chased (which turns into herding lol). Hands down her favorite. Especially if she has a toy or something, she lovvves playing keep away.

she kind of likes wrestling/body slamming but I haven’t seen it in awhile. But to be honest she hardly ever gets to play with dogs. She’s been taught to be neutral around them so usually when I get her to a playdate they both just go do their own thing and sniff shit together lol. BORING. (and then it’s little bouts of chasing each other)

Slept with my pillows too high and woke up to that evil neck pain where you can’t really twist sideways or OW someone just shot pain everywhere

someone with style should pls help me shop this week.

I need an outfit for engagement pictures.

cute outfits are not my thing. AT ALL.

Dog stuff wishlists- GO

prairiegsds:

mmmhoneycombs:

Want to buy:

- hot pink biothane collar
- bumblebee cloth martingale
- new collar tags
- Dremel for nails

That’s all I can think of right now I swear there are more

Your turn!

I think I’m the only person on Tumblr who doesn’t regularly buy new collars for her dogs. Bosco wears a Herm Sprenger black fur saver that he’s had for years and Senta wears a purple collar with flowers that I found in one of our sheds (she lost her collar when we moved here). Bosco has a black nylon collar for tracking and a HS prong collar that is likely in the sucking black hole of Martin’s truck.

In terms of new stuff for the dogs, the only thing I’ll “buy” is the next part of Shade’s Drives & Control online course in December. Currently learning lots of cool timing/foundation stuff in Drives & Control 1. I like watching Shade’s videos with Martin since he notices subtle things that I miss when I watch by myself (and isn’t mentioned in the text of the lecture).

Hahah no! Lara literally only wears a fursaver too. She has 1 or 2 somewhere in the house but I need a martingale. My tags are all worn because they’re the same ones she had when I got her home :)