I'm Jennifer living near Atlanta, Georgia. This blog is about my greyhound adventures. Thank you for letting me brag about my wonderful greyhounds and share our ups and downs as we train and compete in agility and obedience. We have also done a little dock jumping, tracking, swimming, and lots of hiking. No couch potatoes on this blog! My hounds still work and play for a living and they love every minute of it!
"Riley" (age 10 years) MACH3 Never A Doubt CD MXC MJC Always the Bridesmaid Precious, wonderful, content Ex-Racer #2 Agility Greyhound 67 QQs 4537 MACH Pts
"Seven" (Age 8 years) MACH4 Never Satisfied MXC MJB2 Drama Queen "Pain & Gain" Movie Star Ex-Racer #1 Agility Greyhound 80QQs 4652 MACH Pts The Best
"Maddie" (age 4) Kells Never Drink Mad Dog 20/20 MX MXJ MJB My First Puppy Coursing Bloodlines Clown Hound AMK9 Biathalon Finisher 12QQs ~950 MACH Pts
BEHIND THE SCENES
Reagan (age 9 years) "Never Swing Left OA NAJ" A Member of Wurzinger Family
Katie "MACH Never Had Braces UD" 05/17/1998 - 10/21/2010 1st MACH Greyhound 14th Utility Dog Greyhound #5 Greyhound in AKC Agility Retired Oct. 2007 1 Squirrel Catch Kong Excavator Extraordinaire Ex-Racer Heart Dog
Travis MACH2 Never Expected CDX 06/08/1998 - 07/26/2008 #1 Greyhound in AKC Agility 1st GH to earn 2 MACHs Junior Jumper Dock Dogs title A Stunning, Sexy Dog Ex-Racer Heart Dog
Jessie Never Make It FCh CD NA NAJ 08/03/92 - 05/12/04 2 Coursing Best of Breeds #19 ASFA GH out of 300+ in '97 Greatest Teacher My Screw Up Dog
"Teresa CD AX AXJ" 1994? - 11/17/06 #6 Greyhound in AKC Agility Most Humbling Excellent Hiking Companion Coursing Field "Chump" Safe, Slow, and Sweet
Maddie has now lost three teeth, I think. I still don't have one, but I am determined!
C'mon little toothies. Get stuck in this bully stick so I can find you.
Two top teeth and one bottom tooth is gone now.
House and crate training continues to go great! At night, Maddie can easily go seven hours and even then I am the one waking her up. When I wake her up, she often appears to be in no rush to get up and outside. During the day, she seems in line with the theory that age in months equals "hold it" hours. Maddie is four months and can hold it for four hours.
Maddie has also been great about going potty on leash. If she is distracted and playing, I can leash her up and circle the yard and she will often go potty at that time. But one thing I am very careful of is to make sure that collar grabs and leashing do not always end the fun. I try to frequently approach, take her collar or leash her up, give Maddie a treat, and then release her. If I were to bring her in the house, crate her, or otherwise end the fun every time I grabbed her collar then I would teach her to avoid it which would not be a good thing.
And speaking of collars, Maddie has an adult collar now. The pink one was going to be too small very soon. I love ice blue on her, but then again everything looks good on a black dog.