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Old 08-17-2010, 10:19 PM
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Hi I'm nuts about dogs and I'm looking for some good stories about working dogs........
all will be read and welcome

I'll show pictures of my boys (dogs!)
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:18 PM
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Thumbs up Sasha Pulls for Parades

My dog Sasha, she's kind of a working dog. She knows how tot draft, so for parades she pulls the wagon with our water cooler in it. During down time she pulls my boyfriend, James, on rollerblades up and down the excersize path.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:11 AM
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Smile So cute!

Your dog sounds like a real worker! thankyou for your post, it was interesting to read.
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My mom always wanted to use our collie as a therapy dog, so a few years ago, she brought him to a nursing home. It was kind cool that they let us bring him, since he wasn't specifically trained for that kind of thing, but he was a perfect gentleman. The residents got a kick out of it, too. So that was cool.

Good thing the poor dog is good at something, seeing as he's a herding dog that doesn't herd. In fact, he's terrified of goats and sheep.
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I have 5 working sled dogs and a GSD who also does sledding. We race in the 4-dog sport class in sprint races all over our state. We finished this racing season with a 9th, 4th and two 1st places! I also do some agility (not competitive, just for fun around the yard) with my GSD and I am going to start my Beagle on some Agility this summer.
My lab and Aussie work hard at holding down the couch. lol
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I have a service animal named Halogen. I have not put her picture up yet but I have all kinds of stories about her. I have everything from the funny stories of her stealing Dr. Pepper to stories of frustration when a security guard would not let us into the courthouse.

Now sure if these are the working dog stories you are looking for though.
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I've got two Lacy dogs that I use for tracking wounded game, hunting hogs or bay competitions. Also tree raccoons and squirrels and rabbit hunt often. They are both still puppies and I've trained them all year. Got one track in this season so I was proud of them!

It's unfortunate I've got no pictures because I had planned on taking a break from working with the dogs and instead decided on getting some hunting in with my dad since in Delta County during Thanksgiving break you can legally shoot does instead of the Turkey! Anyways I got there and as soon as I pulled up and unloaded the dogs my dad hollers at me guess we'll see just how good those dogs are. He had a friend that brought his nine year old daughter up and she swears up and down she had shot this doe and it took off. Only leads the dogs had was a few fresh tracks from the large amount of rain the night before and a fingertips worth of hair..... No blood at all.

Well at this point I'm thinking well, heck. I've taught these dogs to scent blood but we'll see how they do. In the back of my mind I'm thinking I'm probably setting the dogs up to fail but I wasn't about to turn down the opportunity obviously to put these dogs to work. So we geared up and rode the Ranger to the spot where the girl had shot the doe. I turned Roush & Shelby loose together and showed them the fresh tracks then let them scent the piece of hair/skin and told them to get to tracking! For what it's worth I track off lead and just followed the direction the dogs went and about a couple hundred yards away in some tall grass there laid a doe. Roush got to the doe first and when Shelby showed and tried to get near Roush wouldn't even allow it, lol. He was one proud pup and I was one very excited/proud handler.

That was their first real track and all of the hard work and training exercise paid off very well.
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Our newest Sibe, at 9 weeks already knows the cue "Pull" when his harness is on and LOVES to pull one of our horse feed buckets around the yard. It fills with snow and adds minimal resistance and he absolutely adores it - he should be a great candidate for pulling when he's older! W'ere currently training him to retrieve with Grouse feathers and he's doing great.

Our local community is also offering free dog training over the span of a weekend to evaluate your dog's quality in terms of use for the local volenteer Search and Rescue, and once he's older we're certainly going to take him and give it a shot, as he's very keen on following scents.

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I guess My dog could be considered a working dog. Whenever we do yardwork she hauls bags of sand, mulch, potting soil, patio stones, tree limbs ect. When she's not working she pulls kids around. For fun we also do agility on the side. She's such a great draft dog!
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