Category Archives: Lure Coursing

The Final Lesson

“Risa” Veteran MF-GrCH Dancing Cavy’s Pain in the Butte W-FDM/MF MF-M Vet InS/E R-FE/N PCD BN RAE RL1 (AoE) RNX CA TKP CGC WCX3 January 10, 2004 (?) – October 9, 2018 It’s hard to believe over 12 years ago … Continue reading

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Retirement

Risa has been free from confinement for 2.5 weeks now and has had two physical therapy appointments. I’ve been doing a lot of her therapy at home spending about a half hour twice a day doing massage, stretches, and various … Continue reading

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Peace of Mind

I need answers. I wasn’t happy with what I was seeing with Risa. Despite being on various pain meds and having seen an orthopedic specialist, she still seemed to be getting worse. While I finally knew it was a back … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Advocate

Risa and I have been to several doggy events lately ranging from freestyle demonstrations at pet fesitvals/fundraisers to lure coursing. These events have been full of other dogs which is always a tough spot for Risa given her history of … Continue reading

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Not Fit for Competition

I had the pleasure of attending a seminar on structure this weekend with Pat Hastings. I find structure fascinating and I’ve always wanted to learn more about how a dog is put together and how that affects the dog’s movement. … Continue reading

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