I am new to this forum so thought I might introduce myself.
Im Charlotte from the UKand I have a 3yro GSP bitch with whom I compete with in agility and travel the country as part of a dog display team - keeps us busy! I have tried my hand at working her but found she was too hard mouthed after being taught to 'rag' at a young age so we gave that up although would love to do it again! I have tried several if not all disciplines with her Im hoping to be joined by another GSP next year.
I have found my breed now! I could chat all day about them and enjoy advising people on them and meeting other owners. I hope to chat to likewise people on here!
Hi and welcome Charlotte. I think we all know what you mean when you say that you've found your breed - they're pretty addictive i would say! I'm planning to add another soon also but have to wait until my pup's reasonably well trained
So what activities do you do with yours? I was planning to begin canix until we lost our girl, but am still going to introduce our new pup when she old enough.
Enjoy the forum. Everyone's really sweet and helpful, and it's great to communicate with other people who are just as enthusiastic about these lovely, affectionate, intelligent doggies.
Thanks both, I have moved this thread to the discussion section too.
I started out showing my girl then moved on to agility. I do obedience as part of the display team as well as relays, tricks and flyball. They have to jump through fire as part of our display although we havnt done that at a display yet!!
I have tried Cani-X, I have the harness etc all made to measure and have used it about 3 times!! I went through a 'get fit' phase and gave up . Its great fun though and great way of keeping fit as well as exercising the dog. Important for them to fully develop beforehand - make sure your harness doesnt restrict their shoulders when they are running although the ready made harnesses are quite good
GSPal, LOL yeah, i've been "planning" to take up canix for approx 6months and never really got around to it with the exception of 2 or 3 times. Was always too hot, too cold, too cloudy, too wet etc Really determined now to get fit for the spring and try regular running and be ready for when Keely is physically mature enough to do it on a regular basis. I plan to get her used to the equipment and a wee run around and maybe introduce the commands early also. My other half is also going to introduce her to walking alongside the bike (with him pushing the bike) as he's also pretty keen to take her out when he's cycling