So, Pula has been off trying to get better. She has been going to a dog chiropractor and was doing well and then mildly reinjured her back last week. She just plays hard with Spree and hasn't filled out.
That being said, she is doing well in nose work (we are doing all types or searches now and have added Anise to her scents). She won't be ready to trial for a while, so we are enjoying the practicing and learning how to do it with the cats around the training area.
Here are a few of Pula from this week. She is 22 months old, 25.5 inched tall, and 62 lbs.
Playing tug. Pula taught Spree how to do it.
Watching out for my neighbors or their cats. She looks like her dad to me.
Wider shot of watching the neighbors, but more relaxed here.
Tried to get a profile shot. She is standing on a slope, so she is a little hunched.
Fantastic photos - you really have a talent! I love her beautiful head. Hope the back heals up completely with no further problems. It is so hard to have an injured youngster and try to keep them from re-injuring themselves when they are bursting with energy.
She hurt herself just playing and running with Spree, or at least that it what I think. She is so narrow and runs so hard, she is like a big mass on a stick. She actually hurt both her mid-back and her neck. She has had adjustments and class 4 laser treatments (3 times) and was doing really well and had been fine for 4 weeks or so and I was just given the Ok to take her back to agility. She reinsured herself a week later, which was a week ago.
This time, it is a little out in her L5 neck and lower on the back. I am working to develop a recovery plan with the massage therapist and chiro so that we can strengthen her and help her out of this.
Reinjuring is easy at this age, I agree. She will just keep going and going and wrestling and chasing and jumping off things... These two dogs are nuts.
So we are going to just work simple foundation exercises, start line stays, etc. for a while. I can run Spree in agility, who is built like a tank.
This is when nose work is really great. A nice training venue for mental training without a lot of physical effort.