Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pictures of Nici and Lady in training

Mardi,Rachel and Jeremy working dogs on the side walk

Rachel and Jeremy walking on side walk

Rachel and Mardi working Lady and Nici comming back from the Park

Mardi and Nici waiting by Drive way
These pictures were taken when Rachel and I were working the dogs in the late afternoon. I will try to get some working the mall and our night walks. The dogs are working very well but being young dogs, they do get distracted some times. We just have to keep working through these distractions. Nici used to have a problem going passed a noisy truck parked by the side walk. I kept taking her to the truck and made her sit there to get used to the noise and to let her know that it was not going to hurt her. She did get used to the noise and now walks by the truck with out balking. It just takes time and patience.


I have made some new harnesses for Nici and Lady. They are working out quite well and I am very pleased that I was able to make them rather than buy harnesses as I have not had good luck with some of the purchases in the past.Lady's harness is made with black leather and has a special balance handle as well as the guide handle on it. Rachel has balance issues so this works well for her and she wanted her harness to be black.It was hard taking pictures of this harness as black on black does not show up well.
Nici's harness is the Swedish style with the guide handle in the traditional place on the chest strap instead of on the back strap.The guide handle is a slightly off set  handle. I prefer this style of harness and the white leather shows up well at night.I have always wanted a white harness and I am very pleased with this one.It took time and a lot of work to make these harnesses but I enjoyed making them and the cost is much less this way. I am in the process of making a new harness for Shaman.