Lenny


Beagle/Basset Hound
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Age: 4 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Leonard, or The Wrecking Ball

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
November 28th 2010

Birthday:
June 13th 2010

Likes:
I love ice or anything frozen such as my teething ring, and apple juice!!

Pet-Peeves:
Don't try to hold me still

Favorite Toy:
My new teething ring that can be frozen, best thing ever!

Favorite Food:
I'm not picky.

Favorite Walk:
In the woods behind our house, there is so much to smell!

Best Tricks:
"wave" and "high five"

Arrival Story:
My friend got me somewhat involved with a rescue group she and her family had been fostering for a few years. After the death of my shepherd, Lucky, I knew I couldn't live without a dog. After a few months we saw Lenny's cute picture online, and we couldn't get him of our minds and I kept finding myself going to the website to see if he was still there. At the end of November we finally decided to go meet him, and well, he stole our hearts and now he's with us.

Bio:
Lenny and his sister along with there mom were dropped off at a West Virginia shelter when he and his sister were just a day old. Thankfully the rescue intervened, and now he's got a new leash on life! They suspect he's beagle/basset mix since his sister was lower to the ground and stockier, but nothing is certain. But he's certainly 100% hound! My goals for Lenny are to eventually achieve his CGC, and to try agility. We're also in advanced Nosework classes, and Lenny recently on December 11th passed his ORT with one of the fastest times of the day! It's such a great sport, and I love watching him work; his nose is amazing! In the time I've had him this little boy is teaching me so much about patience and is the best personal trainer I've ever had. I know together we can and will achieve anything we set our minds to, and I can't wait to see what we accomplish.

Forums Motto:
Lenny -The Wrecking Ball

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Went to the Dog Park the other day

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 2nd 2011 More than 3 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
1171523


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Lucky (R.I.P)Crash Davis

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Life of Lenny, a Dog


More training!

January 16th 2012 9:06 pm
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To my doggie diary,

Momma ordered 'Control Unleashed' today hoping that the book will give her better ways to work on my 'impulse control'...whatever that is. She says it's important to improve on that before we start agility classes!

Anything that makes me smarter is good to me! I like showin' how smart a hound dog can be.

In other news I am getting much better with strangers (my nosework class friends have helped me with that!) and am also gonna be pushed a littler harder in class! Today we worked with fans on... and those currents were crazy! I didn't know what to do at first, so I had to run around! Momma called me a knucklehead, but said I'm allowed cause I'm still just a pup and not quite mature yet. (I gonna use that excuse always, us hounds have permanent puppy faces!).

Peace, love, and rock and roll~

Lenny

 

The Past Month

January 11th 2012 8:59 pm
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To my doggie diary,

Mom can't believe she forgot to document the day in my diary when I passed my ORT! She of course posted in the forums to share with those she had been seeking advice from, but forgot to document in my diary! How silly since this is where she should be writing such things.

But this hound dog showed em' how its done with the nose! I passed with no trouble, and had one of the fastest times of the day! Momma was proud of me, but I just doin' what I do best: use my nose.

We're in the advanced classes now where we're going to different locations to practice the game, and I love it. I wish classes lasted forever. I'm always so excited when I get there, and never want to leave. Mama said something about switching nights due to schedule changes... whatever that means. Both Mama and I made friends in our Monday night group, so if I can't be with them I'll be disappointed (her more than me, I'm too busy sniffin'!)

Mama said something about trying agility in the spring and she's super excited since it will be a fun way for me to burn some energy and show how fast and good a jumper I am. I don't know if it's for me though, I like leading her so not so sure bout taking direction from her for once. But if we have fun, this hound dog is in! Walking on the leash is better too, Mama said I'm walking like a good boy and learning a new thing 'with me' when Mama wants me to walk extra nice and focus on her and not the awesome smells. It's hard, but I work for treats ya know!

Peace, love, and rock and roll (over!),

Lenny

 

Confidence Boost for the ORT!

December 6th 2011 2:47 pm
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To my doggie diary,

WOW! What a class last night. At Nosework class last night we started off with the box drill (too easy!!) though while my work was absolutely flawless, momma is still learning to read my body language. I was trying to tell her "It's this box! This box right here!!!) I did struggle with one of the hides(it was near a grassy area...with SO many smells!), but all the others were quick and easy. Everybody had only the nicest things to say about me and how good I am at using my nose (seems rather silly to me, I is a hound after all)

The instructor asked momma "Where did you get that beagle?" saying I'm one of the best beagles he's ever seen work (and of course momma points out that I ain't a pure beagle either). In fact he said I seemed to work much like the doggies sniffing out stuff in airports! Even his assistant said "What a nice working dog."

And I even missed the last round of classes! But it seems mom was doing something right when we were just working at home. The instructor said mom had no reason to worry about the ORT, that I will be great, and that all she has to do is trust me. She seems still a little nervous, but much better now that she saw I know what I'm doing! We're gonna pass with flying colors.

Momma and I are also excited for continuing classes and working our way up to NW4 in the spring. Our instructor said he's hoping to move around at different locations out in the world for even better practice...mom and I cannot wait! Mom is excited to learn to be a better handler, and I love working new challenges.

Mom is so glad she found Nosework...otherwise I wouldn't be so kind to the furniture. For now we're gonna play this super fun find it game some more and prepare for Sunday when I can show Mom just how good I am. Then I'm gonna get better and better this session, and then really kick it up in spring!

Until next time
peace, love, and rock & roll (over)
-Lenny

 
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