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Wes
Edmonton Area
The thirst for knowledge about working dogs continues....
Interests: Spending time with my family, friends and my dogs. Ideally at the same time, but not always possible.
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It's time! I've enjoyed blogging about wonderful friends, dogs, events, and other thoughts I continually have about this crazy dogsport, it's time to wrap up my blogging days. The "plan" is to try and train my beasts to the best of my ability, while also enjoying time with my family.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
Thought I'd post a couple of videos that one of our club members was kind enough to take at our accreditation trial (thanks Warren). The first one is Fenstad wrestling with Henry and the second is my little baby Igor doing ok too.... I guess we could have tried to... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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OK, I have to admit that I don't always/ever remember any of my dog's birthdays. Kudos to them for not reminding me! They never ask for a cake or any presents, and of course a party, unthinkable! But alas I'm a new age trainer now and so I remembered that... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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Apparently when you reach a certain stage of your life the lure of the garden is very tempting. Not long ago I would snickered at the thought of enjoying gardening as much as crazy biting hounds(unless what I was growing rhymed with Barajuana!). How times have changed, still loving hounds... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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The Alberta Schutzhund Association is now officially a GSSCC club (yeehah!). It's pretty cool being part of a club that is attempting to develop a positive identity. That identity being, that the only thing that matters is SUCCESS. As a team we have to work together to ensure that we... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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I'm so proud of our club for working so hard to get everything at the club ready for our accrediation trial. We put some pressure on ourselves by scheduling it early in our trial season, however I think all went quite well. I am tempted to ramble on about how... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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The resurgence of the Alberta Schutzhund Association officially begins one month from today! Are we ready? Nope. Will we be? Yup. Not only are we having our sanction trial one month from today but that day happens to be Cinco de Mayo. Can you say the celebration of all celebrations!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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Time to switch gears to your impressive competition experiences. Wichita von Narnia WUSV 2010 DSB: You’ve competed at the WUSV championships the past two years, can you share with us your thoughts on these competitions. How was it travelling so far away and competing with the best in the world.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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Yup because it isn't true. Apparently it's April 1st today. Who knows though maybe Ronny read the blog and thought it would be a good idea. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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Well our club has scored multiple time WUSV champion Ronny van den Berghe to come to Canada to give a seminar. Three days long, phases B and C will be covered in great detail. Space is limited, dates and details will be on the ASA website. VERY exciting!! Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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Before we get cracking with the Q&A with Robin I just wanted to mention how much I appreciate her taking the time to do this. After I read the answers to the questions I was even more grateful as I'm sure as a high level trainer, breeder, and busy mother... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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I've dusted off the old Dogsportblog and am quite excited for a busy 2012 dog training season. As a special way to get back into dogblogging I am excited to present an interview I did a little while ago with Robin Winter of Narnia Kennels. Robin has been very busy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
Our newest addition to our GSD family Xuxu vom Kiebitzende is showing some very good potential, not only on the training field but also with a tape measure. Apparently Xuxu also enjoys "helping" with kitchen renovations. Xuxu if you're reading this can we concentrate on IPO (is that what we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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Well in a twisted/weird way my wonderful spouse Shelley can thank our soon to arrive puppy Xuxu vom Kiebitzende for our new kitchen. For quite a while now I have been putting off finishing the kitchen renos. Who wants to do kitchen renovations when they could be out training the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
My "little man" Ezra is already fascinated by our yet to arrive puppy. Xuxu's breeder Raino Fluegge of kennel vom Kiebitzende was kind enough to send us a video of the pups. Nice little video to watch a couple of times. However Ezra enjoys watching it over and over and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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A friend from the dog club came over after training today to help me with some home renovation issues (thanks again Dave!) While we were checking out some wiring in the basement I proudly showed him my dog training stuff set up. Dave laughed and suggested that this set up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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The newest addition to the family is pictured below. We're pretty pumped at the Hummer household as we prepare for our latest little terror. So pumped in fact that I'm showing off little puppy pics even when we have no idea yet which one of these hounds will be ours.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
Here's a couple of cool tracking videos of Julien Clement (AKA WUSV competitor who got 98 points in tracking with no tracking line on) with his young dog Sagus Von der Schiffslache. The first one is of Sagus at 10 weeks old. Already evident at this age is how good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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I hope this didn't happen at your house! Well after a bit of a hiatus from blogging dogsport blog is back!! The staff at dogsport blog is excited about an action packed year of dog training and blogging about training and trialing (umm actually the staff = me). Here's a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Dog Sport Blog
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Since I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful photographer along to take LOTS of pics I thought I'd post a few of my faves from the past weekend down in Clagary at the GSDCC fall trial. Ron and Cane Wade and Grissom Asika meets Jason G. Bronte and Jason... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Dog Sport Blog
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I've been a bit of a slack ass dogsport blogger lately. My exuse - the last minute panic of tons of training prior to the next five months of brutal weather. The family did take time to take off to visit the folks at the Calgary German Shepherd Dog Club... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at Dog Sport Blog
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Gotta say I'm a tad excited to be going to see Juergen Zank next month at the West Coast German Shepherd Schutzhund Club. A chance pick up lots of training tips and hang out with the folks from the WCGSSC, should be an awesome weekend! I'm sure I'll have some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Dog Sport Blog
Our club had a meeting the other day and lots was discussed and sorted out, looks like ASA is gaining some momentum! One of the items that was discussed in detail was our club culture. What kind of club do we want to be? How are we going to approach... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2011 at Dog Sport Blog
OK I have to be honest here, the handler and dog in this video likely have a much better chance of being on the podium at the WUSV then I do. Then again who knows? Watch out Ronny here I come! (This is where I insert winky face) Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Dog Sport Blog
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At times I can get excited about other peoples dogs AND the vehicles they use to haul them around with. So I've compiled a few pics of my favourites... Here we have a pic of Susan Lawerence's little work horse. I loved this little truck ! It was as practical... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at Dog Sport Blog