Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Forum News > Member Introductions


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 08-26-2013, 08:48 PM
JacksonsMom's Avatar
JacksonsMom JacksonsMom is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,250
Default

Welcome! I love Whippets- would love to see yours.
__________________

Brit & Jackson


Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-26-2013, 09:53 PM
iriskai iriskai is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 479
Default

Thanks for the welcome, all.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emily View Post
Welcome! I would LOVE some whippet pics, if you have any. I'm becoming a fan of the breed, slowly but surely.
I don't ever see myself without at least one! Wonderful house dogs but also up for a hike, run, park trip, or whatever even you want to make fun. I know a good number of Whippets that are involved in dock diving, obedience, rally, flyball and disc dog! I've also noticed that people who get in to Whippets tend to always have one from there on out!

Quote:
Originally Posted by AussieAshley View Post
Welcome, I cant wait to see some pictures, whippets rock and I think coursing sounds like a ton of fun
My girlie wouldn't course when I got her! She was fully aware it was a plastic bag and didn't give a flying lick if it got away! WRA and NOTRA racing have triggered her though.. we're going to try coursing with her again in October. My doofy boy is perfectly happy chasing the bag though!

Quote:
Originally Posted by JacksonsMom View Post
Welcome! I love Whippets- would love to see yours.
I'll have to dig up a few pictures and post soon. iPhone crapped out on me so bleh.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-27-2013, 09:29 AM
skittledoo's Avatar
skittledoo skittledoo is offline
Internet Warrior Ballz?!?
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 13,594
Default

Welcome!!!! Whereabouts do you run your dogs? I'm on the east coast so I course mainly in region 8. I think I'm going to have to get a whippet one day. I am falling more and more in love with them, but getting another Ibizan first.
__________________
Joey- Ibizan Hound
Cricket- Mexican Street dog (we think Xolo mix)
Bamm- BC mix
Itztli- Standard size coated Xoloitzcuintle
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-27-2013, 09:30 AM
skittledoo's Avatar
skittledoo skittledoo is offline
Internet Warrior Ballz?!?
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 13,594
Default

Welcome!!!! Whereabouts do you run your dogs? I'm on the east coast so I course mainly in region 8. I think I'm going to have to get a whippet one day. I am falling more and more in love with them, but getting another Ibizan first.
__________________
Joey- Ibizan Hound
Cricket- Mexican Street dog (we think Xolo mix)
Bamm- BC mix
Itztli- Standard size coated Xoloitzcuintle
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-27-2013, 10:01 AM
iriskai iriskai is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 479
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skittledoo View Post
Welcome!!!! Whereabouts do you run your dogs? I'm on the east coast so I course mainly in region 8. I think I'm going to have to get a whippet one day. I am falling more and more in love with them, but getting another Ibizan first.
A Beezer was on my short list! I have a good friend who has a wire and a smooth, awesome goofy dogs!

I race two different places in Indiana. NOTRA racing in Carthage Indiana hosts all breeds and New Castle tends to just do WRA I think. Lebanon Ohio does NOTRA racing as well, though I haven't had a chance to go. OKIGO is the closest to me in terms of coursing, though I'm going up to Michigan for an ASFA meet in October. Next April I'll be in Maryland for the Whippet National.. I think there will be ASFA and AKC coursing that weekend!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-27-2013, 11:33 AM
ruffiangirl ruffiangirl is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Fort McMurray, AB, CA
Posts: 1,681
Default

Hi and welcome, you can see my crew in my soggy! Gage and Bristol will be going for therapy dog training soon, and Diesel is my Agility in training dog.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-27-2013, 01:44 PM
skittledoo's Avatar
skittledoo skittledoo is offline
Internet Warrior Ballz?!?
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 13,594
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iriskai View Post
A Beezer was on my short list! I have a good friend who has a wire and a smooth, awesome goofy dogs!

I race two different places in Indiana. NOTRA racing in Carthage Indiana hosts all breeds and New Castle tends to just do WRA I think. Lebanon Ohio does NOTRA racing as well, though I haven't had a chance to go. OKIGO is the closest to me in terms of coursing, though I'm going up to Michigan for an ASFA meet in October. Next April I'll be in Maryland for the Whippet National.. I think there will be ASFA and AKC coursing that weekend!
Sweet!!!!! There are a lot of great whippets in the area around here and one boarding at my work right now that I'm particularly fawning over. Too bad I have to give him back when his owner is back in town. I'm trying to convince his owner to lure course him.

I've been looking into possibly doing some LGRA with my Ibizan to help build up his interest in the lure. He was running great at practice runs and then we got his QC up in NJ at an AKC event. Now he keeps running part of the course and then turning around and coming back to me so we need to work on that. A few people have suggested straight racing to help build up his interest, but then I had one lady tell me that I'll ruin him if I straight race him and then turn around and put him back on a 600-1000 yard course.
__________________
Joey- Ibizan Hound
Cricket- Mexican Street dog (we think Xolo mix)
Bamm- BC mix
Itztli- Standard size coated Xoloitzcuintle
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-27-2013, 02:11 PM
iriskai iriskai is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 479
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruffiangirl View Post
Hi and welcome, you can see my crew in my soggy! Gage and Bristol will be going for therapy dog training soon, and Diesel is my Agility in training dog.
Hi! I have to say, Bristol is adorable! She looks almost like a stuffed animal in your sig picture. Too cute!

Quote:
Originally Posted by skittledoo View Post
I've been looking into possibly doing some LGRA with my Ibizan to help build up his interest in the lure. He was running great at practice runs and then we got his QC up in NJ at an AKC event. Now he keeps running part of the course and then turning around and coming back to me so we need to work on that. A few people have suggested straight racing to help build up his interest, but then I had one lady tell me that I'll ruin him if I straight race him and then turn around and put him back on a 600-1000 yard course.
Mimi wouldn't course at all before/right after I got her. Started taking her racing, built up her interest in the lure, and she's close to coursing now (she lost the lure last time I ran her alone, came back to me, went back out and finished the course after I pointed it out to her)! I'd try racing him to boost interest, it's worked for me! I also tend to disagree that straight racing will ruin him. I know a number of Whippet coursing people that will actually take a hiatus from coursing and only race when their dogs start 'cheating' on the field. It gets them back in the mindset of chasing the lure and not so much trying to anticipate where it's going.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site