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Spanky at 8 months (154 lbs)
Like most mastiff owners, I’m looking forward to the end of 90+ degree days with 90% humidity. But the one thing I know Spanky will miss is playing water games. Spanky had what will probably be his last outside bath … Continue reading
Please check your firearms at the door. I’m talking about training targeting behavior in dogs. Basically, it is teaching your dog to touch a specific body part to an object. Spanky knows “Touch” means to touch an object with his … Continue reading
Just a fun little photo progression from today. I was trying to take Spanky’s 16 month photos, but the heat was sapping his energy. So I decided to make it worth his while to participate and whipped out the Cheez Whiz.
Spanky had a little family reunion today. We went to the Chesapeake Mastiff Club Fun Match for a little pre-show practice. “Practice” started by throwing Spanky in the run with his cousins Charlie and Cayenne to burn off some of … Continue reading
Spanky visited Camp Jarvis for the first time since he was only a few months old. He had a blast running around with his big brother Jaybear, who can still make him look like a pipsqueak! I was happy to … Continue reading
It’s official! Spanky is a show dog. For his debut, we competed in the Southern Maryland Kennel Club Dog Show at the Bel Alton Fairgrounds on July 2, 2011. Thanks to Pat Jarvis for the wonderful photos! The show catalog and results: http://www.infodog.com/RESULTS/2011172903/201117290336300.HTM … Continue reading
So I had this crazy idea that I wanted Spanky to learn to swim. My logic was as follows: any mastiff who lives long enough is probably going to get arthritis. So I thought, wouldn’t it be great to introduce … Continue reading
Spanky went to the Chesapeake Mastiff Club Fun Match today. He had a blast leaping on any dog that ventured within reach and torturing his littermate sister, Darla. It was also Spanky’s first long car ride, so I was a … Continue reading
A collection of things not cohesive enough to own their own post. 03/17/2011: Spanky learned the joys of the slide and can’t get enough of it!