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NikkiandKane

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  1. That’s what I keep saying, he’s such a teenager right now!!
  2. Just before this photo he had tripped me over and injured me and while I lay moaning on the floor, he licked all over my face trying to make me better.
  3. Instead of goofy for once! 7 months old now
  4. It is wonderful. I still miss Kane, he was so special but I feel so lucky to have Chase and to be able to watch him grow. He’s lovely
  5. Here he is in action at his last show
  6. Oooh thank you. I’m at a show in a fortnight, I’ll have a look. Until then Chase has some towels in his crate.
  7. This was encased in a very heavy nylon type woven cover. I’m really surprised he got through it. That’s what I get when I don’t let him get adequate stimulation through the day. Thursday and Friday were busy days and HOT so he didn’t get a walk. ee have just complete a BIG walk this morning, that should keep him calmer.
  8. My darling Chase has been such a good boy. I have marvelled at how he doesn’t rip soft toys apart. He has the same very soft toys since he was a small pup and he gently squeaks them and tosses them about but he never rips them apart, even though he easily could. He sleeps in his crate at night on a foam mat, it is encased in a kind of plastic woven cover. He also has a towel in there and a little stuffed froggy. This morning he woke me up early, barking to be let out. I went in and saw foam everywhere and thought he had killed his frog, but no, he had chewed a hole in the side of the bed mat (which would’ve been hard to get through) and pulled bits of foam out of the inside. now that hes Discovered the fun of that, I don’t want to leave that mat in there but want him to be comfortable. any suggestions on what to give him to sleep on? Little bugger was barking because he had a dry mouth from pulling foam out and needed a drink.
  9. My darling Chase has been such a good boy. I have marvelled at how he doesn’t rip soft toys apart. He has the same very soft toys since he was a small pup and he gently squeaks them and tosses them about but he never rips them apart, even though he easily could. He sleeps in his crate at night on a foam mat, it is encased in a kind of plastic woven cover. He also has a towel in there and a little stuffed froggy. This morning he woke me up early, barking to be let out. I went in and saw foam everywhere and thought he had killed his frog, but no, he had chewed a hole in the side of the bed mat (which would’ve been hard to get through) and pulled bits of foam out of the inside. now that hes Discovered the fun of that, I don’t want to leave that mat in there but want him to be comfortable. any suggestions on what to give him to sleep on? Little bugger was barking because he had a dry mouth from pulling foam out and needed a drink.
  10. Nope no points. I was a bit slack with the training in the lead up and he was a bit over excited and kangarood !! There’s always next time. In a few weeks!
  11. He amazes me at each show. He isn’t perfect but he has the perfect nature and temperament for shows. Mostly calm but so sweet and loving. I always leave the ring feeling proud as punch!
  12. Hi everyone, I have been blissfully enjoying my healthy dogs and haven’t popped in for a while. Chase is growing like crazy and Scout is doing great. we have another show to go to next Monday, his first where he is old enough to earn points! He just turned six months. here’s a couple of pics
  13. No actually, he did sit while the judge was looking at his bite and he wildly wagged his tail the whole time she went over him but he behaved very nicely. He loves it so much, I’m so proud of how well he takes everything in his stride. So much love
  14. Thanks guys, we used hot dog in the ring. My little boy did super well. We got a baby puppy of breed and even though we didn’t win group we did very well and his focus on me improved so much. We haven’t been ’show training’ much, mostly working on focus and engagement. Keeping him interested in me. He is such a great boy, his temperament is amazing and he loves the show ring.
  15. It is because he is still doing well! I just need to work hard to drag his attention away from food in the ground.
  16. Yes I understand, at 4.5 months it’s all just practice to help him to focus even with distraction. He’s great at home and at the local oval when we practice but in the ring when he’s a tired baby, sometimes the only tool that’s gonna win is the food. Hopefully with maturity and work he becomes more engaged in me in that environment too!
  17. Hi everyone, at our most recent show Chase was very unfocused on me and very focussed on picking up dropped treats from the ground of the ring. I realise I need higher value, irresistible treats, so I would love suggestions for some delicious treats for use only in the ring?
  18. What else is there to do on this very hot day? also my Son came to visit with his new puppy Winston, he is just adorable
  19. Here’s a picture of my two babies together instead!
  20. When he was just a baby, before he came home with us and before we even knew he would be our puppy, we referred to him as “eyebrow”. It’s very cute isn’t it!
  21. I tried to upload a few pics from in the ring but I can’t get the photos small enough
  22. My bad, the show ran very late and we didn’t get home until 11:30pm. he did very well, I was very proud of him. He is such a sweet boy and loves everyone and every dog. we did have a challenge with him trying to eat dropped treats in the ring, so next time we need to up the value of the treats I offer but he was Best Baby puppy of breed and in my opinion narrowly missed Baby puppy of group. He’s a funny gangly dog still, being that he’s a baby and Amstaffs don’t seem to grow gracefully like some other breeds, he was super tired by the time group came up but he behaved so very well. All great practice for him and for me!
  23. He’s been very healthy since the aloe Vera incident. He’s definitely a more naughty puppy than he was at the last show, so I expect some mischief!
  24. Little Chase is all prettied up for this afternoons show! He is still wet in today’s photo, so you can see his pigment through his wet white fur a lot. He still has a “butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth” look about him. It’s all a ploy
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