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Old 02-07-2013, 08:14 PM
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Zach goes to agility trials to support me (and he's really good at doing that!), but not for one second do I think he's there because he enjoys it or that he would have ever gotten involved if not for me.

I feel bad because the last few weekends have been trial weekends which means he either tags along and is bored, or he stays at home doing his own thing and we don't see each other.

Solution: He should adopt boy lucy (see other thread).

What about your other half? How involved are they?
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:31 PM
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Ken, surprisingly, loves agility trials and he's really excited to see Crossbone compete someday. He's only been to a couple trials so the newness and excitement will probably wear off eventually :P

We've been going to agility classes together, but I haven't gotten Ken to do anything with him yet.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:32 PM
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He helps me at events and trials, but he doesn't really participate.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:39 PM
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No not really. He doesn't really care much about any of my dog sports stuff and he doesn't really go with me to do anything dog related. I wish he did some of the time.

He will help out sometimes with work related dog events, but that's about it and mainly because he knows everyone I work with.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:42 PM
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He went to puppy class with us and is going to the elementary class too. But other than that, nothing. I'm happy he remembers we have a dog most days.
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Ryan really enjoys going to obed/agility/etc trials and will even go with mutual friends when I am working He has also gone and volunteered at trials when I was not there, because he's awesome!

He would really like to run Siri in agility, but I don't know that he's up to all the training and such that you have to put in BEFORE the trials. We will see, and I am TOTALLY supportive of him competing with her, I would love that!
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No not really. He doesn't really care much about any of my dog sports stuff and he doesn't really go with me to do anything dog related. I wish he did some of the time.

He will help out sometimes with work related dog events, but that's about it and mainly because he knows everyone I work with.
But mine will sometimes say "why are you doing it like that?" (In reference to training, with Buddy I use treats & lots of PR since he was abused) OH doesn't understand that & tries to say "just make him do it" (in reference to him putting a leash on, he HATED leashes when he first came to us).

But as far as the husbandry part of it he stays out of it; he likes dogs but is not that interested in it to take up training or walking or whatever.

But in all fairness he does let me get for them what ever they need (supplements etc...), let's me feed any type of feed I want regardless of the price & doesn't ask Q's about it, so I will let him slide with the care part for that lol.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:07 PM
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Tim has gotten more and more involved the longer we have been together. He will go to trials and some other events if he can,but most of the time work gets in the way. He's excited to have his own dog to play with but I don't see him putting in the time needed for an involved sport like as agility. He wants to try dock diving and disc for sure though.
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My husband sleeps in the same room as the dogs. That's about it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:56 PM
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In general dog stuff, hubby is involved and loves having the dogs around, takes em on walks, Webby goes cycling with him, feeds them, reinforces training (and trains Webster for some stuff...for a while Webster was finding and retrieving hubby's cell phone for him whenever it rang lol), etc.

He doesn't do dog competitions. His stance on them is the same as mine regarding his cycling and auto work and such: I support you and am interested and love to hear about what's going on but would rather pursue my own interests than bum around yours all day while they are happening

It works very very well.
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