Meet Delta

 

This is Delta! She was born on August 14, 2009. She was born in Brook Park, OH to an experienced, reputable breeder. She came to live with us at 8 weeks old, in October. She has definitely been the dog to change my life. I was young and didn’t know much when I had Honda. Seeing her die so young really made me start to research what could make my dog live longer. And Delta has been there through it all. She is the one I learned about nutrition with, vaccinations with, positive training with. While I’ve certainly made mistakes through this all, Delta’s still stuck by my side.

We currently compete in AKC rally together. She has her Rally Novice (RN) title. We definitely need more structured work (classes) to get the the Rally Advanced level. We hope to accomplish that in the year 2011. We have been training for agility since this summer. We hope to start competing in spring of 2011. I believe Delta is not a big fan of rally. She’s a rather obedient dog when she wants to be, so that is why we have been able to acquire our rally N title… but she LIVES for agility. She takes every obstacle with speed and she finds it so hard to sit there before I say okay to start the course. (Although she still does stay until I say okay lol) I can’t wait to watch video of her doing agility because I’m sure I’ll be able to see it in her eyes.

Delta is a very suspicious dog. She likes to thoroughly check the person out before allowing them to actually pet her. (Usually they go for the top of the head of course. Delta never used to be head shy, but she’s beginning to become head shy) Noises outside of the house deserve a small woof, and a bigger one if they don’t happen again. Haha. I really feel safer when Delta is there. If the situation is off, she’s alert and ready to bark. There was once a guy walking down the street one night screaming at his girlfriend (very vulgar things) and Delta immediately barked at him until I could get to the house from my car. She’s really going to comfort me when my husband is on deployments.

Delta is a rather simple dog. Certain things make her happy and that’s all she needs. She lives to run. She can run run run and play with herself without any other dog being there. This makes for an easy dog to exercise. 🙂 She’s very food motivated, and every day I work with her, she’s becoming even more toy motivated. She learns new tricks rather quickly.

All I can say is that I hope Delta lives a good long time. It’s hard to lose a dog when you expect them to live longer. It’s weird to think Delta will be here when Zachary and I have children. I know she’ll be a good doggy sister. I can’t wait for our future adventures.

2 Responses to Meet Delta

  1. Dee says:

    Hi Monica!
    I’ve added your blog to my blog. Who knows, maybe we’ll take the same class again or meet at the dog park.
    I had no idea you were pre-vet. That was my dream for years but then I um, had some troubled years… Also, please thank your husband for us. Mike and I are huge supporters of our veterans and their families.
    Thanks for keeping in touch!
    Dee

    • gotspots says:

      Who knows maybe we will see each other at agility trials 😀 and I will thank him for you. I always wanted to be a vet but decided I wanted to take the behaviorist route, so that is where I am headed 🙂

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