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National Dog Walk 2011 (Part 2/2)

September 1, 2011 4 comments

Here are some “action” photos captured by the lens of CS. We shall gather once again at the next National Dog Walk 2012!!!

Marni: “haha you topple!!!” Lele: “ahhhhh, oops…”

  

Little M caught with a stick in her mouth, uh-oh!!!

Qns: Hmm, why lele is staring down at little Ms. Maple? “Yes we meet again!!!”

Ans: Lele must be engrossed with Little Ms. Maple, how to resist such sweet adorable beauty!!!

More photos on the events can be found in Le Paws Voyage Facebook Photo Album

National Dog Walk 2011 (Part 1/2)

August 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Putting aside the unfortunate accident happened at the National Dog Walk 2011, I would like to share the joyful side of the event day along with my family and friends and also extend my thank you to them once again for their support as well as looking out for lele.

21st August at East Coast Park was an extreme hot day. Me and many others fellow agility and SKC members volunteered for the event. Despite the heat, we had fun and the events went smoothly. I was helping out in the agility open championship having a chance to watch the intensity of the trials as well as participating in lele’s first fun agility trial. Overall, the experience is satisfying.

Lele did not perform during the trial which I thought she will. She sort of stressed out minutes before entering the ring and was totally not interested in any treats when we are in it. It is however her first attempt, I believe she may have feel my tension since it is also my first. Well, she manage to do a couple of jumps and walked the dog walk and A-frame. I’m delighted as I believe she did her best. Nothing is more important than seeing her having fun which I look forward to achieve when we are ready for our first official trial.

Check out some of the photos highlight of Lele and her pawpals supporters taken by CS under the scorching heat. He is so into photography especially with dogs nowadays. Adore his enthusiastic and passion. Thanks Pappi!!!

Lele jumps over the first bar!!!

Lele enjoying the view on the dog walk!!!

Lele decided it’s more fun sniffing the ground rather than jumping over the tyre. That’s my gal!!!

Sophisticated and gorgeous sister Piper!!!

Always adorable and mischievous boy, Marni.

Big and gentle brother, Junior.

Diva Misha, love those eye-liner!!!

Sweet and loving, Margie aka little M.

Charmer Mambo!!!

Agility talent, Super Nova!!!

All for the love of our furkids

August 22, 2011 2 comments

Today we attended the National Dog Walk 2011 and lele went for her first ever fun agility trial. I was thinking to blog about the joyful day and lele’s experience but something saddens me knowing a beloved furkid has passed away in this yearly event. I do not want to go on to what had happen but share my personal opinions and precautions when bringing your dogs to such events with unfamiliar dogs around or even dog runs.

1) When introducing new dogs to your own, always keep a lookout for stressful signs if your dog or the other is uncomfortable. Eg. teeth growling, tail tuck, pulling away. Always believe in your first instinct and move your dogs away if you feel something amissed. Never let your dog continue interaction when seen distress.

2) Never assume all dogs are friendly like yours. When in dog runs, always follow, supervise your dog and keep watchful eyes. DO NOT sit down on the beach and chat while your dog roam around. (Seen this most of the time in dog runs.) In public places, always keep your dog leashed. You never know what and when something can just spooked your dog.

3) Dog runs is NOT exactly the best place to socialise your puppy. A very useful article on why is it so – To Park or Not to Park : StubbyDog Quoted from the article :

Keep in mind that dog parks are not a necessity, and your dog is not missing out if she doesn’t attend them. Leisurely walks or jogs with you provide the best exercise, and small play groups give her a wonderful opportunity to play with other dogs!

This heartbreaking incident have actually make me quite paranoid towards lele well-being. I am starting to question myself whether to bring lele to dog runs as we used to and even reconsidering about bringing her to future dog hash. I guess I need a cool down period away from the dog runs…..