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Some new Nola pics. She's 7 months now, 60lbs, 20" at the shoulder. I'm taking her to protection training with some guys I used to train Gunnar with. They really like her and say she has a lot of potential. We're doing "puppy 101" right now- grip work, confidence, drive building. She's fun to watch, especially when she's watching the other dogs train, barking at the decoys and wanting to get in the game with them.

"Nasty Nola" barking at the decoy. This was maybe her 3rd session at training.


Backtied, waiting for the decoy to come to her while he works another young dog that is backtied next to her.


Tired after we're home from a training session.


The "Stinkeye", sitting outside with me and not wanting her picture taken.
 

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A couple more.

"Watch him!"


A happy face in the back yard playing ball.
 

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Great pics. I'd say Nola has the look down perfect in the 1st pic.
 

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Great pics. I'd say Nola has the look down perfect in the 1st pic.
:) that was a lucky shot- the guy who took the pic was supposed to be doing video and he hit the wrong button, but the timing was perfect!
 

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I agree with Barb, that is quite a look. WHat a powerful chest Nola has. Make poor ol Vic hide his chicken bone chest in embarrassment. SHe is a good looking dog.
 

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A couple new pics- Nola is 9 months today. She's 69lbs and still growing. Much as these pics don't show it, but she's a super energetic, high drive ball of muscle.


 

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Thanks!

I should have some action pics from training to post soon, one of the club guys did some video and pics of her yesterday. It was her 1st time on the full bite suit and she did awesome! The head trainer gave us the ultimate compliment- he said that Nola is about the best dog he's ever seen at her age. This is a guy who has trained hundreds of dogs, so for him to be that high on her abilities, it really makes me proud.
 

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Here's some action shots- her 1st time on the bite suit.



 

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a few new ones, haven't posted in a while. She'll be 11 months on 12/2 and is right at 68lbs. I've been working on leaning her out some and she's lost most of her puppy chubbiness. She's still doing great on the protection field. One of the decoys says "she hits like a cannonball".

We have a local craft brewery that is really dog friendly. Nola is a celebrity there, just about the mascot for the place.


She's starting to look thicker!


Some jollyball action


Not the best shot but a decent side view.
 

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just a couple more for now....

This one is doing table training with her, the purpose was to teach her to target the right spot for her bite. Up high like this with her back tied, the decoy can work in close and keep feeding her the target so she learns that's where she's supposed to go every time. It took about 6 sessions of this before we started working on short sends, and then built up to the video I posted above.


She was snoring here, I got some pics and a video and was laughing...


This was her reaction to me laughing, she sat up, but was still sleeping.


I was draining the pool to winterize it, and she had a blast playing in a mud hole she dug. This is the result!
 

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I hope Nola gets to order the appetizers!

She is so beautiful!

I'm glad to see she gets to take mud baths for smooth skin!
 

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Thanks Barb! She really is turning into a great dog.

No appetizers at the brewery, they don't serve food, its more of a taproom, but they do have food trucks quite a bit. They also have doggie treats and Nola always gets some to enjoy while I have my beer.

I washed her with Dove shampoo after that, her whites were so white! :)
 

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She turned 11 months, here are a few pics. She's 67lbs now, and starting to look a little more "cut".






She was laying behind me on the couch, so I got up and moved to the recliner. This is the look I got for moving. 2 minutes later she moved over to the recliner too.
 

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She's looking great. Awww.....she's no longer a puppy but I still love that cute look on her face!
 
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