This is Impulse a service dog in training who is living with us for the next 15-18 months before returning for advanced training. He was born on October 1st, and just turned 13 weeks today. He loves chasing tennis balls, chewing on everything in sight and howling like a baby basset hound.
Dobby loves having a new playmate that is just his size. Soon Impulse will be WAY bigger than him but they'll probably still romp through the yard at the speed of light. Impulse is adjusting well to college life and my crazy schedule including hanging in the library until 2:00 am working on projects and early morning jogs around campus.
There should be plenty of updates in the future with all three dogs and where this service puppy journey takes us.
Last Sunday we got he opportunity to explore the pond with our good friends. It was a afternoon filled with laughter, swimming and nice weather. Dobby even got in the water a couple times but only up to his legs.
We finally received our AMBOR awards from last year. Each year AMBOR gives out awards based on different agility, obedience and rally classes. For 2014 Dobby and I took 4th place in NADAC Novice Agility and 1st in AKC Novice Rally.
The past few weekends we've been super busy! Luckily this weekend we weren't too far from home at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park for The Bluegrass Classic dog show. Normally this show falls on Labor Day but the way the dates feel this year, it was a week earlier.
Last year we earned our Rally Novice(RN) title at the show, but I decided to give Dobby a break from showing and didn't enter him in any obedience classes. On Saturday of the show we showcased with our Drill Team like we have for the past four years.
This years theme-Grease! All the fun of the movie, complete with the catchy songs, crazy dance moves, poodle skirts and flashy makeup. I'm a HUGE Grease fan, and I begged and begged our team to use the music and wear poodle skirts. The results are what you see in the photo below! Hopefully one of our families will have video uploaded that I can share of the performance.
Following our performance, some of friends were brave enough to try out the sport of dock diving. In this sport, dogs are judged on the length of their jump into a body of water. To qualify the dog has to jump a certain distance that gets increasingly longer as you progress through the levels.
Kirby was ready to in the water!
Claire ended up in the water before he would get in!
If you're ever in the area around the end of August, be sure to come check out the show, especially on Saturday!