Tales from a nature-loving, German Shepherd-raising, homeschooling, Waldorf-inspired, Christian family.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy received her medal in the mail today. She earned this by completing the STAR Puppy class offered by our German Shepherd Club of MSP.
What's this? We've started a new diet- including raw meat and coconut oil in her daily rations (a mixture of dehydrated raw food and a grain-free kibble) to up the silkiness of her coat. Why? Because she's going to dip her dainty paws into the world of show dogs. Her first competition will be in the 6-9 Month category at the Land O'Lakes dog show in St. Paul the first weekend of January.
Because we JUST decided to put her in the show, we have some scrambling to do. Her sire's breeder/handler volunteered to handle her in the ring, so all I have to worry about is figuring out how to get her used to stacking (going pretty well),
standing still for exam (something we need to work on-- we're visiting the pet stores to find strangers who want to pet my dog for me!) and gaiting (which she did naturally the first run-through she went through). We're not expecting any points from this first foray, but it will be really fun to see how she does and if she enjoys it.
Well....she can't be well-behaved ALL the time.....sorry Percy.