Black-Jack von der Teufelskehle

Black-Jack is the father of our new puppy.

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Helsing v. Tiekerhook

Helsing v. Tiekerhook

We will be getting a new puppy from Koos Hassing of Tiekerhook Kennel in September.

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Training with Greg Doud and Bridget Carlson

Dahlia and I have been going down to Chicago to work on her bite work and obedience.

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Training Dahlia Eight Months

Training Dahlia Eight Months

Dahlia and I have continued training but I have been remiss in blogging about what we are doing.  I thought I would catch up here.

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7th and 8th day of training class

Over the last two weeks Dahlia has been continuing to work on all previous exercises.  We introduced the hold of the Dumb bell for for the retrieve and the stand from sit. We continue to work on correct head position during giddy up and healing.

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Fifth and Sixth Day of Training

Well it has been a few weeks since I updated what we are working on in training. Deb suggested I watch a video of Bridget Carlson and what she does with puppies. I like the way she has puppies try to figure out what she wants.  She will say something like “what else can you do” her puppy will try something new to get the reward.

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PennHIP Results

PennHIP Results

Dahlia’s PennHIP evaluation came back today.  Her Hip’s are free of Hip Dysplasia with displacement scores of .35 left and .30 right.  The closer the number is to .30 the less risk of future hip Dysplasia and the closer to .70 the higher the risk of future hip Dysplasia.

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Forth Day of Training

Thanks Deb for summarizing todays training for me.

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Forth Day of Training

Thanks Deb for summarizing todays training for me.

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Third Day of Training

We had our third training session with Deb today. We focused mostly on Giddy Up today.  I have been having difficulty doing it correctly.

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Second day of Training

Second day of training went well. Dahlia was a little more food motivated today.  I reduced the amount of food that she gets at each feeding by from a cup three times a day to ¾ of a cup three times a day. I have been feeding her by hand during training. The day of training she went to the vet in the morning and received her last set of shots and the only food she had was treats at the vet before training.

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First Training

First day of training. Really we are talking about first day of training for me. Dahlia was not very food motivated.  I feed her three times a day and give her a pork rib with all the meat on it at the end of the day.

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Dahlia Training

Dahlia Training

Deb Krsnich is a retired police officer and K9 handler who currently does consulting out of her home.  She has a large indoor training facility for the winter and a Schutzhund field for the summer. Deb has focused on motivational training.

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Meeting with Koos Hassing

Training

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Meeting with Elke and Michael at their Home

Elke and Eric

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Koos and Elke

Koos and Elke

Koos and Elke from Tiekerhook and del Lupo Nero Kennels got together this weekend to bring together Pike del Lupo Nero to cover “Diva van Tiekerhook”, the sister of the WUSV 2011 third-placed Dusty, for Koos Hassing and his “Tiekerhook” breeding.

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Interview with Koos Hassing

Koos Hassing

Interview with Koos Hassing
WRITTEN BY FELIX HO | 21 AUGUST 2009

Founder of the famous working German Shepherd kennel Tiekerhook

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Drago and Dahlia Playing

Drago and Dahlia Playing

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Donar del Lupo Nero Stand

Donar Stand

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Comments on Web Site

I am creating this web site to document Dahlia’s training and temperament. I will also be highlighting dogs, breeders and trainers that I like.

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Trip to Germany

I will be traveling to Germany to see some Kennels, meet some world class working breeders and see some dogs.

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of the Black Dahlia

This is a web site I am creating to document the training and growth of our new puppy Dahlia del Lupo Nero.

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