Finally!!! Here is a video of some of my Keeshond, Clancy’s tricks! Clancy and I had a blast meeting new people, visiting exhibits, watching demonstrations and participating in the Dog Talent Show at Maryland DogFest yesterday! (Unfortunately due to the unpredictable climate in early March in Maryland, the Ultimate Air Dogs dock diving competitions were cancelled.) 😦
We had Rally Obedience run-thrus in the morning, so I wasn’t sure what Clancy had left in the tank for his talent show performance here. I also have been so busy, that I didn’t figure out what I was going to do until 5 minutes before the show.
There were many dogs in the contest and Clancy and I were called up last. After watching other competitors, I decided not to duplicate the other dog’s tricks (I didn’t want Clancy to entirely steal the show 😉 ). Though Clancy has many more tricks up his sleeve, we’ll save them to share with everyone another day. (I also had a time limit to try to stay within at the talent show.) Next time we do a routine, we will be more polished and show off even more tricks!
For now, enjoy! The theme of our performance is sharing some of the traits of the Keeshond with the audience. (Oh, and we did win 1st place by a unanimous vote from the judges.) 😀
P.S. We have a Rally Obedience trial and Obedience Novice trial later this week. Then we have the 2014 AKC Rally Nationals later this month! (Wish us luck!) That Rally blog WILL be posted by the end of March. 🙂
P.S.S. I do plan on writing a dog tricks blog in the near future, too! Trick training is a great way to have fun, strengthen your bond and challenge your dog!
P.S.S.S. I am just starting up a pet services business where I also offer dog trick training! Visit www.FUNanimalPet.com to learn more about it!