Performing and videos

Backwards leg weaves and other summer fun (VIDEO)

While our friends Talia and Abdul were visiting from Rhode Island, they got some great photos and videos of Dash doing agility and tricks. Here are a few short video clips. Agility weaves: Hanging from a disc (slow motion): Backwards leg weaves at normal speed (excuse the barking!): Slow-motion with slow-motion barking:      … Continue reading Backwards leg weaves and other summer fun (VIDEO)

Just for fun

Dash’s first kayaking trip

Our good friends Talia and Abdul visited from their university in Rhode Island, and we decided to try out kayaking in one of the many Madison (WI) lakes today. The kayak place allowed dogs, so Dash came along for his first kayak ride–actually, it was a first for all four of us! This followed Dash’s… Continue reading Dash’s first kayaking trip

Animal act reviews

Disc dogger Jonathan Offi “WOWS!” at the WI State Fair

Today, I returned to the Wisconsin State Fair for another dahlia show. Once I had my blooms “staged” for competition, I took off to see another stage, the fair’s huge dog sports arena. I was excited to finally see a performance of disc dog competitor, Jonathan Offi / Canines in the Clouds, presented by Skybound… Continue reading Disc dogger Jonathan Offi “WOWS!” at the WI State Fair

Performing and videos

Get tickets now to see Dash perform at the Overture Center!

Tickets four our Feb. 2017 performance are now on sale at Overture. This event usually sells out, so don’t put off getting your tickets! Every year, Madison’s $205 million Overture Center puts on three “Duck Soup Cinema” silent film events at their renovated 1928 Capitol Theater. The Capitol Theater is packed each time with a… Continue reading Get tickets now to see Dash perform at the Overture Center!

Animal act reviews

Sea Lion Splash & Michelle’s Magical Poodles at the Wisconsin State Fair

As somebody who enjoys performing with my pets onstage, it is always a treat to be in the audience enjoying other trainers and their animal partners. Today, I went (without Dash) to the Wisconsin State Fair, near Milwaukee, to participate in their dahlia show. Besides dog sports, this is my other time-consuming competitive hobby. 🙂… Continue reading Sea Lion Splash & Michelle’s Magical Poodles at the Wisconsin State Fair

Just for fun

Camping at Devil’s Lake State Park

Even circus dogs have to relax, so Dash and I just spent 4 days at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI. Though they have 600 camping spots, there was still plenty of privacy and nature. Lots of people came up to meet us and ask what breed Dash was, and complimented his great manners.… Continue reading Camping at Devil’s Lake State Park

Performing and videos

Fun at the Larson House Museum’s Steampunk Strawberry Social

We had a great time performing on Sunday for an enthusiastic crowd at McFarland’s Larson House Museum. This was a benefit for the Larson House and the McFarland Historical Society. Dash did two separate program of tricks for the over 200 guests, and 14 year old “big brother” Savvy opened Dash’s first performance with a… Continue reading Fun at the Larson House Museum’s Steampunk Strawberry Social

Performing and videos

Dash to perform on June 26th at Larson House

Hi everyone, sorry for the absence of posts for a while. I had a knee replacement in April and the healing process is going very slowly. The good news is that Dash has recovered from his hip dislocation in December and has resumed his daily frisbee catching. We’ve also started practicing some new tricks. Our… Continue reading Dash to perform on June 26th at Larson House

Just for fun

Dash’s new “miniPACER” Treadmill

Since Dash is still recuperating from his dislocated hip, he can’t jump for about 6 months. So agility and frisbee catching are both out. Also, I’m getting a knee replacement in 10 days, and won’t be able to give him much exercise until this fall. So I decided to order a miniPacer treadmill from the… Continue reading Dash’s new “miniPACER” Treadmill