Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Does your puppy party?

Battier had Riffraff puppy class tonight. This is her first semester in Riffraff and she's doing great! We practiced heel, side, jump, stand, out and all of these in different environments. There were about 15 dogs in class tonight and it's always a fun for the people at the El Dorado Town Center to see. 
Battier at Basic class...waiting for her Riffraff class to start. 

JUMP - Mingo (SC), Battier and Spunky (COC, fresh out of college). 

Pretty girl. 

After we practiced OUT we tied the puppies down to a fence and walked away. Battier was the 2nd puppy to do her OUT command, so she was on a down for awhile. Our trainer Carly walked over the dogs and stumbled towards them and also did some other distractions. Battier was one of the few that didn't move at all during all the distractions. Carly asked if Battier has been to a lot of bars since she didn't care when she stumbled towards her. Thinking about it, Battier has been to a few bars and she has also been to house parties/BBQ's with a lot of friends. She does great in all those situations and it's awesome that it has helped her training. Battier has been around a Pong table since she was 3 months and I taught her to hold her down when we play, it's great training for her to have the pong balls flying and she knows she has to stay. I'm so proud of Battier and how well she's doing in her training! 

Battier is the 3rd from the left. 

Battier in the middle. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bath time!

Today I gave both the dogs baths. Battier doesn't really like baths all that much, but what dog does? She's fine and will stand still when I give her a bath. After when she is released she just LOVES to run around the yard and jump in the bushes. We played on the tennis court after too.

Battier is 58.7 lbs. 

After their baths! 

Play time on the tennis court. It was hot out today, around 92* 

Monday, September 15, 2014

11 Months

Battier is 11 months old today! It's hard to believe that she'll be a year in one month. She's such an awesome puppy and will definitely make someone very happy! 

Looks like we'll be going to Palm Springs next week...original plans were Cabo, but since it was hit by a hurricane today we had to change plans. Now Battier gets to join the vacation. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Reno Air Races

Another day at the Reno Air Races! The show is always amazing. Yesterday there was an F-22 Raptor, Battier wasn't bothered at all by the noise. That plane is LOUD!! 

The Patriots Team. 

The runway that we were walking on was so hot in the 90* weather, I ended up carrying Battier for at least a quarter mile. People were happy I was since the ground was melting at our feet in some places. 
Battier is not a small dog! Probably around 60 lbs right now. I think she was definitely happy that I saved her paws. 

Selling shuttle tickets at our booth...this is Battier's "I want to play" face. She's doing so well just hanging out under the table. 

Getting up at 6am is rough, but we were treated to a great sunrise! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Join my Dog Fest team!

Dog Fest Walk 'N Roll is coming to Sacramento on October 25th! We would love for you to join our team. If you won't be in Sacramento, don't worry we'll do the walking for you! 100% of the money raised goes directly to Canine Companions for Independence so they can train assistance dogs for those who need them.

Click here to join my team today! 

Battier and friends at Johnson-Springview Park, home to Dog Fest Walk 'N Roll Sacramento 2014.

Battier's goal is to study hard and earn a blue CCI graduate vest! 

Come to the official Dog Fest after party at The Union! Part of the proceeds from 2-5pm from food and drinks will be donated to Canine Companions for Independence. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reno Air Races

We're in Reno for the Air Races! Selling shuttle tickets Thursday-Sunday and checking out the show starting at 1. It's always a great event! 
Battier hanging out under the table. 

Hanging out in the room. 

Pretty relaxed anywhere. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Shane!!

We want to wish Shane Battier a very happy birthday! 

In honor of Shane's birthday we donated to Battier's Dog Fest Walk 'N Roll Sacramento page! If you would like to join our team and donate you can so by clicking the link. We hope you join us for our fun event on October 25th!!