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Hockey not only enjoyed the game of Agility he also
was Therapy dog extraordinaire. His weekly visits to
Lanark Lodge were welcomed by residents and staff who knew him
by name. There he was patted, had his ears pulled and hung
onto by his tail, was walked by those who could. We would
often dance for the residents as they sang and tapped their toes
to music. He would sit with special residents who had come
to love him as much as I. The smiles that came on their
faces when Hockey walked thru the doorway always made my
day and I knew that he enjoyed the visits as well. Never
knew how but he would sit on the grooming table every Tuesday
morning because he knew it was hairdo day so he could be his
prettiest for the visit. This time I got to spend with him
was so special and has made his loss even harder to bear.
Karmadi's The Double O "Odin"
As the breeder of Odin all I can say is there are no limitations!
Karmadi Takes Flight "Phoenix"
Karmadi's Life Of Rylee "Rylee"
Cathy knew when she brought Rylee home that she wanted to do some fun stuff with her so the joined the West Carleton Agility Group.
As the pictures depict Cathy started Rylee off with homemade agility equipmment before venturing into classes.
Pictures below were taken at WAG and where they were doing an agility demonstration on Canada Day.
It is very obvious that Rylee is enjoying herself as is Cathy
We wish them the best!!
Below is how Cathy tells itI got into Agility about 10 years ago with a very active wirehair pointer
that I simply could not tire out. She was bored with Obedience, could chase
kong & swim after a water Frisbee for hours and still ask for more. I was
at my wits-end & then I saw an Agility demo at my obedience class. This was
it for me -- what a difference. The wirehair loved it & was mentally
fatigued after class. Bingo!!
When I was looking for a new pup - I knew I wanted to do Agility, and firmly
believe that if you go about it the right way, 99% of dogs love it. We
started taking Rylee to watch some classes when she was a baby and too young
Then we introduced her to all sorts of strange situations and now there is
very little that startles her. So far we haven't encountered any obstacle
that she's balked at...........yet.
Rylee completed the first series of Beginner #1 lessons which ran for 8
weeks at the West Carleton Agility Group (WAG) this Spring. She has just
begun Beginner #2 series, and she loves her agility lessons in the class
setting. However, when we are out in the garden for a walk, she also quite
happily "volunteers" the practice jumps & teeter that we've built at home.
WAG is a volunteer not for profit club, and while they train folks for
trials, they are also more than happy to train for fun. The club recently
put on a demonstration at a local Canada Day event in the Ottawa Valley, and
Rylee was one of 2 Beginners level dogs in the demo. with about 15 dogs
running. This was the very first time she had been outside of the practice
field. There were clowns, loudspeakers, ponys, a live band and lots of
distractions. She aced the course except, at the very end of her run, when
a group of little kids outside the fence started calling "here puppy, puppy,
puppy" and waving their hot-dogs at her. Woops!
We are looking forward to completing our Beginners #2 lessons, and then
moving on to Novice level. When we get there, we should be able to go to
some practice matches.
Karmadi's Shania's Girl Shaylie "Shaylie"
Springer Spaniels Diane & Carmen
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Clarendon Ontario, Canada
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