Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I still haven't figured out how dogs know the exact moment that you stealthily slip your camera out and prepare to catch them doing something amusing or bad or crazy. They must sense the change in your emotions or perhaps their ears pick up on your silent chuckle...but whatever it is, they always know precisely the right second to sit up, lie down, leave the room, run towards you, stop chewing or licking or eating or whatever it was they were doing that you wanted so badly to capture.
The following video is one of those times.
This basket is where we try to keep all the dogs toys, and Pilot was pulling toys through the holes in the side, instead of lifting them over the top. And then he would start chewing on the basket instead of the toy. He was also grabbing toys and throwing them high into the air....all while lying down. It was so funny to watch, and my camera was conveniently right beside me.
As you can imagine, it didn't turn out quite like I had expected...
Better luck next time, I guess!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Pilot, Eddy, Elliott and Jet
Eddy, Darren, Pilot, Jet and Elliott
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Here he is in Canadian Tire, doing a down/stay in the pet aisle. Ohh so many good smells!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Here is Pilot and his sister Dash (wearing a red collar) playing with a stick. It's so hard to tell who is who...most of the time it just looks like a big black blob!
Please excuse the distraction at the end of the video. What can I say, I'm just a sucker for a big, cute golden face! :)
Charis, with a very tired out Dash
Good boy, Pilot!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
I've learnt from experience to be prepared for every situation. When you have a young pup, and you're doing class in public, anything can happen! They can get very excited, they can start barking, or have an accident, or pull wildly on the leash, or develop a fear of some new object or sound etc...
This whole list was running through the back of my mind as we approached Sears in West Ed. Little did I know, I didn't have a thing to worry about! Pilot did very well, and he even tolerated walking with the halti on for the very first time. For the most part he was calm and focused, and even though I could tell he wanted to say hi to his siblings, he responded to "watch me" incredibly well! (I did take advantage of his love for anything edible by filling my pouch with some kind of stinky lamb treatsies.)
By the end of the class, I was extremely proud of him! The last two dogs we raised were a lot different than Pilot, so I'm still getting used to his laidback, easy going personality. Hopefully it carries over into this weeks puppy class!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Can you spot the puppy in amongst the shoes and coats?! Most people didn't even realize he was there!