He's beautiful and you should keep at it! You're doing such a great job with him. He's still a young dog.
Thank you! I hope to. I have started interviewing for medical schools and the dog show stress is a good distraction from the medical school stress. It just means I have less time for the things I enjoy 🤣He's beautiful and you should keep at it! You're doing such a great job with him. He's still a young dog.
Congratulations! My SIL is an ophthalmologist and I remember when he was doing all of that. It's a lot of stress. Graduation is exciting, so something for you to look forward to. It was fun when they announced which schools they would be going to. We also went to his white coat ceremony or whatever it was called. Such a proud moment.Thank you! I hope to. I have started interviewing for medical schools and the dog show stress is a good distraction from the medical school stress. It just means I have less time for the things I enjoy 🤣
If he does start winning with a professional, I’m going to try to soak up as much as I can to understand why he’s winning with her and what she’s doing to make him stand out.
It means a lot to metaphorically hear you say that. The journey has been a long one. One of the first questions I asked on this forum was something along the lines of “do you think his paws are good enough to be a show dog?” And I think I’ve come a long way from there 🤣He looks gorgeous and clearly well trained based on those pictures. He is vey close to that point where dogs start winning everything.
Thank You!! I’m hoping we can get the fitness we want him in before Royal Canin but he really has come a long way from the gangly puppy I started this thread about 🤣He does look a little heavy I guess, but not bad. I do like to see a cut-in on the loin. But my problem is usually my dogs are too thin rather than too fat. I think he looks good! And he looks like he knows his job!
We got a DogPacer last week and have been using it daily. Our goal is 2 miles a day and when I have time 4 miles. These are on the preset settings and the 2 miles takes 30 minutes at varying speeds.
One of the benefits I’ve noticed is his pacing. I think he is really starting to understand his body because when we first started, he was constantly trying to pace. The last couple of days he’s been correcting himself into a trot and today he was trotting at every speed, even when the treadmill slowed down. It really reminds me of training a green horse.
I’ve added a photo of what one week has done to his body condition. I know the shadows aren’t helping, but there has been a little bit of progress.
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