Black-Jack is the father of our new puppy.
We will be getting a new puppy from Koos Hassing of Tiekerhook Kennel in September.
Dahlia and I have been going down to Chicago to work on her bite work and obedience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had our third training session with Deb today. We focused mostly on Giddy Up today. I have been having difficulty doing it correctly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interview with Koos Hassing
WRITTEN BY FELIX HO | 21 AUGUST 2009
Founder of the famous working German Shepherd kennel Tiekerhook
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.
I will be traveling to Germany to see some Kennels, meet some world class working breeders and see some dogs.