|Ehud from HelpX who did a great job on weeding and|
strimming our work area ready for the kennel, agility
and dog run area to go up
It was wonderful meeting someone from a completely different country and learning about the history and culture. Ehud was particularly great as he is a tour guide there and very knowledgeable. I would thoroughly recommend anyone who would like some help
|Kaishi after her swim in the lake - she found some lovely|
soft ash to lie in!
Ehud was a real "fish" and spent most of his
|The agility/play area coming along nicely - the bridge|
and tunnel are under construction here. You don't need
to make huge expensive investments to create a fun
obstacle course for your dog but it does need to be
www.britishcollegeofcaninestudies.com) and a new foster dog will come to live with us from Friday via Axarquia Animal Rescue www.axarquianimalrescue.com. Her name is Betsey and she is like a long legged Jack Russell. It seems like she is a Ratonero Bedeguero Andaluz - a dog of medium size, measuring between 34.9–43 cm at the withers and with an appearance very similar to that of the Jack Russell Terrier. This has led to the breed being called the Spanish Jack Russell. They are apparently agile dogs with a lean and athletic build so we could be in for some fun!! I know Ndzilo loved her JR friend in RSA so I'm hoping Betsey will fit right in here too. From Wikipedia:
The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz (Andalusian wine-cellar rat-hunting dog) is a Spanish breed of dog of the terrier type. Its name reflects its main occupation: hunting rats and mice hidden between barrels in the wineries of Andalusia in Spain. It was recognised as an indigenous Spanish breed in 2000 by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and by the Spanish Kennel Club, the Real Sociedad Canina de España.
|Akina at the specialist's in Granada|
|Kaishi hanging out in the shade|
of the tunnel!
|Building confidence - I drag the tyre first|
|Attaching the tyre to the side 'D' rings either|
side of the harness "saddle". The straps are
just like on my western saddle - front cinch
(girth) and rear cinch - for the same
|Akina pulling her tyres|
Over time the weight increases as the dogs get stronger and they learn to pull more resistance. I will proceed exactly the same way once I get the sulky and then you start to weight it until it is carrying the same amount of weight as the person it is going to pull.