German Shepherd Dog > Some pics from the DVG Helper Seminar (4 replies)
Some pics from the DVG Helper Seminar
by BoCRon on 09 January 2012 - 04:50
So I have a ton of pics and will spend some time this week organizing and hopefully finding some good ones to post. In the meantime, I just had to post some pics from the end of day three. All the training and testing was done, and the 2 seminar gurus(James Akin-Otiko and Noel Coward), despite probably being exhausted, decided to take on just a bit more punishment and spend the rest of the afternoon working with our club members and their dogs. I was busy running around trying to start on the massive clean up project and heard Noel asking my husband if our 15yo daughter would be interested in learning a little helper work. Next thing I know she's marching across the field in scratch pants and being fitted with a sleeve! Needless to say my heart went pittypat :shocked:.
Anyway, Akin and Noel spent the next 15 minutes or so teaching her how to hold the sleeve, square up her frame and take a bite! Now for those of you who haven't met Akin, he is 6'5", so he does make her look like a munchkin. I was so impressed with Akin and Noel after the hard work they put in all weekend, but when they spent so much time to work with her and were so kind and encouraging, my heart just melted. What a great end to a fabulous weekend. Here are a few pics of Kenzie with Akin and Noel, the dog is Noel's fabulous Mal, Cimmie.
Akin showing sleeve presentation, while Noel and Cimmie wait patiently:
by BoCRon on 09 January 2012 - 05:06
|Sorry, trying to add thumbnails:|
I'm deleting the rest since I'm guessing they are too big. So odd it won't show the images when I choose thumbnail option on photobucket.
by mfh27 on 09 January 2012 - 05:20
|Very cool! What did your daughter think? Is she going to continue learning how to catch dogs?|
I put on the sleeve for the first time today and took some bites. If the men do it, no reason the women shouldn't step up; lets be equal opportunity here. I kind of thought the pain would come from the dog biting the sleeve; but no, it was from the dog digging its nails into my thigh. I'm gong to have to borrow some scratch pants next time.
by Konotashi on 09 January 2012 - 06:36
|That second pic is kind of funny with the dog barking at the tall guy instead of the smaller girl. |
I think it'd be cool to be a helper, but in some videos I've seen, I hurt for the helper! Some of those dogs would just be terrifying to catch!
by BoCRon on 09 January 2012 - 14:29
|She really enjoyed it once she got through the first few bites. She was online last night looking for youth sized scratch pants LOL.|
Here's one more,