Friday, July 10, 2009

Part-Time Work

Reagan is finally back to part-time work. She is not allowed to go full tilt or do tight turns yet. I have to build her back up gradually. The rule of thumb I use is if you are inactive for 6 weeks, you need 6 weeks to build back up. Reagan is so bouncy and is always in a hurry. She is giving me a heart attack at times.

Here is a recent clip of heeling. Reagan is a little rusty, but she is happy and bouncy. Heeling probably gets a bit boring to watch, but if you compete in obedience you know how very important it is. Heeling is a requirement at all levels, so we practice it a lot.

Reagan weighed in at 52 lbs yesterday (up from the mid 40's)! I think she is really starting to look great and the difference is becoming apparent.

I think these photos even show that her hair is filling back in.


Jemma the Chihuahua said...

YAYYY, I'm glad that she is doing so much better! Hope she continues to improve :)

Shannon Turner said...

Congratulations! That's significant weight gain.

Aragon greyhounds said...

I think her hair may be filling-why not take comparison photos. You posted thin hair toe and head pictures before, take the same position photos and repost.

She certainly is a happy heeler. The last bounce where she corrected for a crooked sit would have given me a heart attack worrying about the stress on the toe. Luckily she is a lightweight!!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I'll definitely post comparison shots. I'll write a conclusion when it is all said and done. She got worse before it started to get better, so I actually have some worse "before" pictures. Right now its still really hard to see a big difference via photos except I can say that her wrists have filled in.... not the toes, but the wrists have.

Reagan has done a lot worse on her "rubber" toe already. Its held up thus far. :-) She's a real brat to try and keep calm.


KF-in-Georgia said...

So she's a healing heeling dog? A heeling healing dog? *grin*

Anonymous said...

I'm thrilled for both you and Reagan! She's adorable while heeling. I hope she continues to improve until she's just sparkling with health.

Katie said...

I love the happy bouncy heeling. She's such a cute worker.