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Old 09-20-2013, 10:20 PM
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Hi everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself to everyone.

My name is Kristie and I live in Ontario with my furry hoard. I share my home with my 3 rabbits (Caspian, Adrienne, and Sebastian) and my 2 greyhounds.

Summit is our first greyhound (and our first dog) who we adopted 3 years ago from an adoption program. He was perfect for our lifestyle as I was still in school and quite busy. I had always wanted to try agility but when I got a greyhound decided that was out of the cards. Until I stumbled across a really inspiring blog about agility greyhounds. So I started training Summit and we both really enjoyed it. We've trained on and off ever since just for fun and for my learning.

Last fall I acquired a show bred greyhound puppy. My very first puppy. What was I thinking!? It has been a crazy year and she's still a pup so I still have my work cut out for me, but we're getting there. I got her with agility in mind and so have been doing my best to be a great trainer for her. We've got our struggles but I am amazed at how far Kili has come. I'm impressed with how far I've gotten her!

Both dogs are in agility training now. 8.5 year old Summit just for fun and for me to learn handling that I can transfer to Kili.

Anyway, if this forum is anything like the other dog forums I'm on... I know the rules....

Summit


Kili


They play a little rough....


A rare picture of both dogs together being somewhat photogenic.


(Whoa! Need to learn how to resize photos for my next post!)
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:39 PM
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Welcome! They're so pretty
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:21 AM
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Welcome to the forum! Gorgeous, GORGEOUS dogs!! Can't wait to here about your training with them!

I'm hoping to get a greyhound puppy next year so you're fanning the fire on my greyhound want!
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:08 AM
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Welcome to Chaz! Awwww....your dogs are adorable!
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:21 AM
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Thanks guys! I think they're rather pretty too, but I might be biased.

Linds: You should definitely join the greyhound cult. Greyhound puppies are NOT as bad as everyone says they are. This is my first official puppy but I did have a foster for a couple of weeks a few years ago. Actually, I have to say he was pretty good too. That said I'm not sure when the next time, if ever, I will have another puppy! So much easier in so many ways to get a retired racer. I just couldn't find what I needed (rabbit safe) with what I wanted (higher drive for agility) through the avenues available to me in Canada (limited compared to the States). But for folks who have had more challenging puppies or really like the puppy experience, greyhound puppies are pretty fun!
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:12 PM
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Thanks guys! I think they're rather pretty too, but I might be biased.

Linds: You should definitely join the greyhound cult. Greyhound puppies are NOT as bad as everyone says they are. This is my first official puppy but I did have a foster for a couple of weeks a few years ago. Actually, I have to say he was pretty good too. That said I'm not sure when the next time, if ever, I will have another puppy! So much easier in so many ways to get a retired racer. I just couldn't find what I needed (rabbit safe) with what I wanted (higher drive for agility) through the avenues available to me in Canada (limited compared to the States). But for folks who have had more challenging puppies or really like the puppy experience, greyhound puppies are pretty fun!
That's kinda what I've been thinking, I figure most people saying the horror of greyhound puppies are more used to retired racers! And since I've raised two crazy herding breed puppies, one Kaylee who was a league of her own and ADORE raising puppies I'm looking forward to it!

I'm hoping to play disc with my greyhound! Not going to make or break anything but I think it could be fun and challenging! That's why I'm looking forward to hearing of your agility training adventures!
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