Tiaki CGC SD

German Wirehaired Pointer
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Age: 5 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Charlie, Abbie, Teddy, Maggie, Sam and more!

Monkey, Monkey lips, Monster, T, Little T, Monster-ki, Stinka-ki, Little green eyes

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

January 16th 2012

Walking other dogs, pulling leash with her mouth, going for car rides

Not getting her way

Favorite Toy:
A soaker ball, her rope, bones

Favorite Food:
Tia is a raw dog

Favorite Walk:
Wherever we go

Best Tricks:
Giving hugs

Arrival Story:
I got Tia from a breeder. Both parents are purebred, but she was an oops (the sire had an appointment to get neutered, but got to the dam before he got the big fix). I got Tia to train as Sita's eventual replacement/back-up.

Forums Motto:
I am a Pringles pilfering pup!!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Tiaki has been nominated for the Hero Dog Awards!!!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 22nd 2012 More than 4 years!

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Sita CGC

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Training begins

Keep on Keeping on

October 19th 2012 9:21 am
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I haven't been working on standard obedience lately. Last week we did do some focus & loose lead walking while my mentor worked with the client's dog. Other than that, we haven't done much. On Monday we were at the park. It was stormy, but the dogs didn't care. There were no kids on the playground, so I decided to take the dogs over & work on different surfaces. There were steps, platforms, these step-stone type things that were a foot & more off the ground, a moving bridge made with the same step-stone things, raised bridges, a rubber bridge & slides. Tia only hesitated a little, then followed me over everything! We played on the playground a few more times this week. She'll now go over most of the stuff with me on the ground holding her leash. She's found that it's easier to go over the moving parts quickly. She LOVES the slides!!! It's hard to keep her off them lol. I talked to my friend about helping me with her jumping-to-greet people problem, but she's sick right now, so as soon as she's better, we'll work on that part of our training. I'm also going to recruit my friend & her husband to help with some public training. On Sunday I'm working with my mentor again. I hope we'll have a chance to work with my dogs as well.



October 2nd 2012 8:47 pm
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Wow, what a day. I had a session scheduled with my mentor & one of his training clients tonight & I knew we would be working one of my dogs to help work on the client dog's reactivity so I wanted to drain enough energy from the dogs to have good focus. We had a client playdate, went to the dog park, then had a client pack walk. While at the dog park, I noticed a dog coming in that could be a problem. He was literally dragging his owner down the walkway, barking his fool head off. When he came in, his body posture was screaming aggression. When his owner let him off his leash, he made a bee line for Tia. Tia was petrified!! As she ran past I scooped her up and body blocked the other dog. The owner kept saying " he wasn't going to hurt her". Yeah right. I didn't put Tia back down until they had re-leashed their dog. The owners asked if Tia was a girl, I said yes & they're like oh that's why he went after her. It's then I noticed he was intact. Great, so an intact out of control dog! After the dog was leashed he went after another dog. The people left quickly. Dumb people!! But the training session went pretty well. My mentor had me walk.Tia down the road while he handled the other dog. The goal.was to have the other dog walk past Tia quietly. Tia focused pretty well, but when the other dog got too close & started barking at her, she started barking & jumping towards the other dog. I put her in a down, then stepped on the leash so that she couldn't jump towards the other dog. She caught on quickly. Then we did walk by's. Again, she held her focus well. Then we progressed to grettings with the dogs focusing on us. It started out well, but it pushed the other dog passed his threshold & he lunged at Tia again. We went back to walk by's, but Tia refused to be on the same side as the other dog. We did that for a few, then had them follow us. Tia wasn't too thrilled, but tried to maintain focus. Eventually we were able to do a greeting without any problems. My mentor wanted to end the session with the dogs sniffing each other. He had the client's dog sniff Tia first, which she wasn't too happy with, but I was able to get her to let the other dog sniff her. Then it was her turn, but it took some convincing. We had a big party & I put her back in the car with Sita. I was very happy that Tia was able to shake off her nerves& focus on me. I was especially happy that she was pretty solid on her cues despite having never worked in that environment before. Now we're all pooped & ready for bed!!!


she's diabolical!!!

October 2nd 2012 9:18 am
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I think Tia is plotting to take over the world. She started walking on her hind legs today!!

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