Friday, December 3. 2010
Posted by The Mad Giggler in Personal Entry
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Last spring after some discussion, Daboo gave our old labrador-mix mutt (some of you knew and hated Ford) back to her mom and we adopted a German Shepherd puppy. We named him Brashen (after the character in the Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb) and we call him Brash.
I'd always loved German Shepherds and admired their intelligence and versatility. When I was a kid, I learned that they've been trained as guide dogs for the blind; since then, I've learned they are also used to sniff out narcotics, apprehend individuals in cooperation with law enforcement officials, and of course for sheep herding. They are also my favorite looking dog. I have posted some images of him as a puppy here on Winged Wolves.
Daboo was willing to get a German Shepherd on the condition that she be able to train him to do something useful. She did some poking around and found a club here in Utah that does Schutzhund training (Wasatch Hundesport). She joined the club and quite enjoys spending her Saturdays out doing tracking, obedience, and bite work.
Somehow I also got roped into helping out by programming a website for the club. I can't take credit for much of the design, but I built a database onto the existing site and cleaned up some css issues.
If you would like to be chased around by a 70 pound dog, let me know, I'd be happy to help!
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