Friday, July 15, 2011

Disc Dogs rock!

This past weekend I had the opportunity to do a story on disc dogs for HelloDallas ,  with a special focus on our local Dallas Dog and Disc Club.  I dragged poor Matt out of bed for the group's monthly meet-up in Walnut Hill Park so early for a Saturday that I heard many HBO words.  We were greeted by some pretty fantastic and passionate people - busy professionals by day who  in their off time, train and compete with their high drive, disc-loving pups.  It was a good time, even worth Matt's early morning.




We were particularly moved by their love for the dogs, some of whom are former shelter dogs pulled in the nick of time for the very reason that probably landed them at the shelter to begin with - their energy and drive!  These folks were truly meeting the needs of their dogs.  They'd found the balance between companion and working partnership.  Symbiosis with grace and positivity.


As many of you know, I'm a huge proponent of dog-human working partnerships.  It's a beautiful thing to see a balanced, fulfilled dog working alongside a person who knows their dog's potential.  Isn't that what this whole partnership was all about to begin with?

If you'd like to read more about the Dallas Dog and Disc Club, please read my full article here.  Feel free to follow my feed (say that 5 times fast) and let me know your thoughts!

I also wrote an article about dog ear cleaning for the Examiner - you can find that article here .

Have a great weekend!!

13 comments:

  1. You guys got the moves
    Benny & Lily

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  2. Watching dogs play frisbee is like watching ballet...and the love on their owners faces tell the whole story!

    We are loving both your "news" columns! Keep up the flow of information! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Awesome story about my fellow competitors and friends from Dallas...Always nice to see great guys and gals get noticed...Your Okie Friend, Lee Fairchild

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  4. Great assignment and a very well written article! High Paws to you! :D

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  5. Wow, that looks like fun. I, too, love human-dog partnerships, whether they're for real work or just plain fun!

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  6. Wowserz! Look at those jumps!

    Woofs & hugs,

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

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  7. I checked out the article - very well written - nice job. I found the part about the titanium tooth interesting. My Lab has ground his canines down over the years - wonder how he'd look with shiny, metallic caps? :-)

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  8. Wow, disc dogs do rock! Nice Examiner article too!

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  9. I took the time to load your video and LOVED it!!
    So fun!! Wonderful!!!
    I am talking about getting another dog but I haven't seen any yet!!
    Thanks for your visit!!
    xx, Fern

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  10. They are amazing to watch, I have dog envy of them :)

    Thanks for stopping by our blog when Fred was going through his stuff!

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  11. That is so cool! Love the video. What a great way to burn off a dog's high energy and strengthen the bond with his human.

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