Hello From Greece

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by emmanef, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. emmanef Well-Known Member

    Hello to everyone!
    I have 3 dogs. Pepita, a sheepdog (about 4 years old), Jose, a rescue mix (about 4 years old), and Zelda, an English Springer Spaniel (about 1 year old). We live in the suburbs of Athens. Zelda goes hunting with my husband and really enjoys that. I have been following Susan Garrett's 5 minutes to a brilliant recall course and have seen great results with Zelda (as we worked more with her as she had a job-hunting). I am a bit behing on my trick training. About 2 weeks ago Jose broke his left front leg in a fight with a stray dog (he escaped the yard), so we also have to deal with that now.
    You can see here Zelda (as a puppy) playing with Pepita and Jose in slow motion and Zelda's training in the past year http://youtu.be/37Kj4jB2jgg.
    I look forward to many great conversations and getting to know you all!

  2. Gracegeorgina Experienced Member

    Welcome! It must be wonderful living in Athens! Enjoy the forum :)
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  3. MaryK Honored Member

    Hi and Welcome!!:) Loved your vid. beautiful dogs. Poor Jose, how's his broken leg healing?
    Have fun on the forum and don't hesitate to jump in, everyone is very friendly here.:)
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  4. Tâmara Vaz Experienced Member

    Welcome!
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  5. emmanef Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I will post whenever I upload something. Always proud of my babies :)
    As Jose he had surgery last week, things are still slow. We have to take him to the vet to clean the wound. We will see tomorrow how the wound is healing. Unfortunately, the bone break was a bad one and it is unlikely to heal properly. We will have to see how it goes.. But he has an appetite and will bark and is keen to play games for treats, so he is getting better.
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  6. emmanef Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
    Athens is lovelier to visit than live in. That is why I live about an hour outside Athens, near the sea. Very quiet and beautiful :)
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  7. emmanef Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
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  8. MaryK Honored Member

    Sorry to hear Jose's break was a bad one but happy to know he's eating and playing, always a good sign. Hope all goes well at his next vet's visit.
  9. emmanef Well-Known Member

    Thank you MaryK! We went to have the wound cleaned and dressed today, and it seems to be healing OK. We will see again on Monday. Have a nice weekend :) !
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  10. MaryK Honored Member

    Thank you for letting us know he's healing o.k. Have a lovely weekend yourself and hugs to Jose:)
    Hoping all goes well on Monday for you both, he's such a delightful doggy:)
  11. Linda A Experienced Member

    Welcome to the group! I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your pups.
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  12. raymond upton Well-Known Member

    welcome i enjoyed the video zelda is a real good looking pup i love the springer spaniels especially the bench type
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  13. sara Moderator

    Welcome to the DTA! Your dogs are beautiful! but sorry to hear about the leg break, that's a tough one. I grew up with a Springer x, so I have a def. love of the breed!
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  14. southerngirl Honored Member

    Sorry for the late welcome. Your dogs are beautiful. I hope Jose heals up nicely and quickly.
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  15. dogcrazy Experienced Member

    Welcome!! Great video!! What camera did you use?
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  16. Dogster Honored Member

    Welcome to DTA!!!!!:D Beautiful dogs you have there!!! :love: I enjoyed the video, it was really fun to watch!!:)

    I hope Jose gets well soon, sorry about the broken leg.:(
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  17. emmanef Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the late reply. It has been ages since I logged on.
    The camera is a Canon Ixus I think. A small compact one but it has turned out pretty good.
    The good news is Jose's leg has healed completely. The bone did not set perfectly, as the break was really bad, but at least he didn't loose the leg and he can run and play :) It was a long journey but he made it!
    You can see the scar in his left leg, but I am sure he doesn't mind.

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  18. southerngirl Honored Member

    Glad your back:) Jose grew into a handsome dog.
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  19. emmanef Well-Known Member

    Thank you southerngirl!
    My ambitious plan is to start learning/teaching tricks on a more regular basis, so I will be looking around for ideas and instructions.
    My dogs are clicker trained and know a bit of shaping, except for Jose who insist on putting his paws on or sitting on something and not offering anything else (that is his version of shaping, and as he was injured his training has lagged). He is my shaping challenge :)
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  20. southerngirl Honored Member

    Hmm.. There is a thread somewhere about someone who had posted about shaping trouble with their dog Streets. I'll find it for you.
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