Tag Archives: ConneryBeagle

The Canine Catch-Up

by Doranna As we know, Bob, it’s been a while since I was blogging with any regularity.  Long enough, in fact, that Things Canine have undergone quite a few changes. Tristan, for instance, was less than six months old when … Continue reading

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The Continuing Baditude

by Doranna The last time I blogged through, I was pondering the effects of a rut of bad luck/stresses/downturns in a number of areas in my life–the slow transition to floundering joy and the sensation of ongoing loss and failure. … Continue reading

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Beagle Baditude

Lately I’ve been exploring baditude. Not external baditude, which involves acting out on others, but internal badittude. I am big. I am bad. I am making an impact instead of having an impact made on me. Like that.

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Tracking Dog Wreckcellence

It can be hard to work with genius. Take Connery Beagle.  He’s honest and hardworking and loves to sing his song of self, and did I mention honest?  By which I mean internally as well as externally.  He’s not so … Continue reading

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Not So In Spite Of

Once you embark on the Way of Dog Performance Sports (obedience, rally, tracking, agility), certain things change.  Every cares about the health and well-being of their dogs—but when you’re asking for more from them—and when you’re planning your training around … Continue reading

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Gone to the Dogs

There’s a thing going on in the dog world these days. It’s not a good thing. It can be hard to talk about objectively, simply because we do all care so very much about our dogs, and the fate of … Continue reading

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Taking the Long Road

Sometimes, it takes years to unravel a training issue.  Sometimes…a decade! I’ve been running ConneryBeagle in agility for…well, nearly that decade (although he obviously wasn’t competing in those first training months).  He’s almost eleven, winding down his career, and basically … Continue reading

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In Search of Puppy Breath

Puppy breath.  Slightly sour, slightly tangy, a hint of skunky.  No kind of smell that a person would normally crave. At least, not until there’s a puppy in your hands and you suddenly realize how much you’ve missed that very … Continue reading

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Good Weather, Hat Hair, and Two Tracking Tests

by Doranna Yep, we had our big once-a-year local Variable Surface Tracking test on Sunday.  Beautiful weather, for sure–the best I’ve ever had for a test.  The best photos do not include me, because I wore a hat all day … Continue reading

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Plans Best Laid

by Doranna My lesson for the month: Plans mutate. (Probably my lesson for life, but let’s just stick with the month.) I’d intended to blog about the treadmill thing again today, especially in the wake of my aggravated feet. Then … Continue reading

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