Thursday, April 26, 2012

Our dog Max

Max as a puppy.
 We got our dog Max at Canton Trade Days (which is a flea market) in the animal area. We weren't looking for a dog.We were there getting rabbit cages for our rabbits, when we were leaving a man came and asked if we wanted a puppy. He showed us a pen where he had Max and other puppies penned. While Dad was coming ( he had fallen behind), Mom had picked   Max up and was walking to the car. A few minutes later, we were at Walmart buying puppy food, a collar and a new food bowl. One of our neighbors had told us that if the people at Canton Trade Days couldn't sell or give the dogs away they would  drop them of by the side of the road.

Now almost a year later, I was bathing Max to prepare him for the 4-H Dog o' Rama which is where you bring  your dog and trainers show you and your dog how to do skills needed to show your dog. The classes included Rally, Obedience, Showmanship,and Agility. Max got into a fight with another dog, so I got to use one of the trainers' dogs. One of them was a Schnauzer mix. It was hard to do showmanship with it, because it was little and you had to kneel down to set it up. The other dog was a Shetland Sheep dog named Bubba. It was super easy to do agility with it because it was already trained. In between classes, there were individuation classes where you had to name dog breeds and items used for
showing dogs. I had a great time and look forward to
doing it again. 

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