It's been forever since I posted. I'm hoping to become a bit more active again but I have a hard time keeping up on forums... we shall see!
Alice is going on 7, and Dakota is going on 6... it's crazy how time flies. But I also have a new addition named Natsu. He's only 5 1/2 months old right now, but I'll post more about him below.
Dakota's been doing very well, since I've been putting more time into Natsu's training we've backed off from aiming for titles for now anyway. I'm pretty happy with what he has achieved as is. So he gets to do the fun sports, dock jumping, lure coursing, and some bitework.
Waiting our turn coursing
Alice is enjoying chasing flirt poles, going on walks, etc. I don't do any sports with her currently. I'd like to do coursing, but she is DA and I have had issues with people being too friendly with their dogs at events and I don't want to risk her tearing off after one at the end of her run.
Natsu! I'm hoping this little guy will be the one I can go farther into bitework and other sports with. He will also eventually be taking Dakota's place as my service dog. I adore everything about him so far, great temperament, super focused and willing to work especially considering his age.
Hadhafang "Natsu" vom Adlerhimmel
He's catching up to Dakota already!
And just for purposes of torturing those with puppy fever, here he is as a fluff ball!
A few vids :3
Service dog skills