When I met @grittygracious she had 3 pugs Jonas💙, Ivy🧡and Fern❤️. They join us on adventures from time to time, you’ll see the odd photo of these guys pop up. Jonas is just Jonas, he is “unique” in the best way. Ivy is independent and always ready for an adventure. Fern is a big softy who just wants to cuddle. Check out their insta @grumblefarm to see what their up to!
For Tuesday’s second walk we ventured to a trail we haven’t walked in a while, and it was a refreshing change for all the dogs and the hooooomans! There was an abundance of bear poop 🐻 💩 to sniff and investigate (for the dogs) but tragically not as many berries for the hooooomans to snack on! None the less, good times were had by all! #dogsinnature#bearcountry#adventuredogs#packwalk
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Here it is folks - the last of the porch portraits!
This one was a bit untraditional compared to the standard front-porch shot, but the story makes it evident why that is.
The purpose of the porch portrait series was a way to capture a moment in time for pups and their people, and for these three that meant a lot of time traveling and sequestered from the larger population. With apartment living, it's understandable. Thus, they spent a lot of time in their Subaru, and that's what was "home" for them during the initial COVID quarantine.
I wanted to go a little further and help Emily here capture some additional shots that can help her with her business since she was one of the many affected by businesses being shut down. I have a handful of great photos of her pup, so be on the lookout for those soon because I captured one of my favorite of this year!
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Were you taught to stick your butt out when you squat?
If so, you’re not alone and your squat probably looks a lot like the first picture.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying one position is right and the other is wrong. In fact, you could argue that the position pictured in the first photo is more beneficial for a certain population trying to achieve a specific goal.
For the general population, the second image is going to be more ideal. Here, we are able to maintain a position where the rib cage and pelvis could fit into a glass cylinder.
This position is important (and I will talk about it a lot...sorry in advance) because it allows for other ideal movements to happen elsewhere in the body. Without that position, our bodies will compensate and form other patterns that may cause issues down the line.
Here are a few cues I like to give my clients when they are trying to achieve this position...
For the pelvis position...
1️⃣ Pretend you are a dog trying to tuck your tail between your legs.
2️⃣ Envision you have a buckle on your belt. Think about pulling your belt buckle up to your chin.
For the rib cage position...
1️⃣ Take a deep breath in through the nose. Exhale ALL of your air out through your mouth, almost to the point where you feel the need to cough.
With the squat, the chances of you seeing the same range of motion with the two different positions pictured above, are slim to none. That is ok. We have tools to change that.
For example, if the goal is to keep this ideal position in the squat, we could elevate the heels on a ramp or textbook in order to achieve that goal and also to move throughout a larger range of motion.
Once you nail that position down, so many good things can come from it. Give it a try next time you squat and let me know how it goes!
I love these round brass tags, might be my favourite to stamp, to be honest! I also think they look kind of like loonies 😂
It’s been a busy week!! Finishing up some orders and working on a few tags for some of models I’ve chosen so far, and I’m putting off deciding on the rest because every application has been incredible and it’s so incredibly hard to choose just three more! 🙃
Will be making an official post this weekend with all six chosen models ❤️ If you haven’t got a form in now is the time to do so! Deadline is July 10th
Sind Murphy’s 5 1/2 Jahre und Kona’s 3 Jahre eigentlich 8 1/2 Jahre Hundeerfahrung?
Gefühlt aufjedenfall JA!
Kein Tag glich dem Anderen, jeder Tag war Anders, viele Tage waren der blanke Horror gefüllt mit Angst, Unsicherheit, falschen Entscheidungen, unfaire Handlungen & Tränen, aber so viele Tage waren spannend, abenteuerlich, herausfordernd & voller Liebe!
Jeder Schritt nach vorne brachte uns zu dem wo wir heute stehen ❤️!!
Was wichtig ist, ist das man die schlechten Tage akzeptiert und daraus lernt. Sich reflektiert und entwickelt! Keiner ist perfekt, keine Methode DIE Lösung für alle Probleme, aber der Wille gemeinsam an einen Punkt zukommen wo man gemeinsam Seite an Seite geht, ist der Schlüssel!
Heute bin ich 1 1/2 Stunden voller Zuversicht, selbstbewusst und glücklich mit meinen Hunden unterwegs gewesen. Wir meisterten Hundebegegnungen mit links, wir legten kleine Trainingssequenzen ein wobei alle Spaß hatten, wir rannten zusammen & entdeckten einen neuen Tag zusammen! Man würde sagen, ein Tag zum merken im Kalender !
Wird es auch mal wieder nicht so gute Tage geben? Absolut, aber HEUTE war ein verdammt geiler Tag!
Wie sieht es bei euch aus? Schleppt ihr Sachen, die nicht gut laufen mit euch mit? Wann war euer letzter verdammt geiler Tag und wieso?
You need special shoes for Hiking - and a bit of a special soul as well
I recently came across a post saying that they rarely walk their dog. And asking others how often they walk their pet. Some of the answers really dazzled me. I walk Odin 4 times a day, on working days I walk him 3 times a day. While someone comes over to walk him when I am not at home. I normally walk him, 2 times 30 minutes tops and 2 times over an hour long. Whenever I have an off day I will replace one walk, and do a dog park playtime routine. Catching balls retrieving his toy stick and just a good game of chase. Rainy days are smaller walks, but still spread out to four times a day. Extremly warm and humid days are 2 walks combined with swimming, lots of obedience to mentally tire him out and just some playfun. Am I overdoing it with Odin? I try to squeeze in one car adventure every week. Plus one hike every weekend. I just feel like this is a normal thing to do. I listen to his body language and he will tell me whenever he is not feeling a walk. We will cut it short and replace it with a bunch of sniffing time. Odin is a dog with a higher energy level, and he loves to work. So doing some scent training, obedience and starting up Agility is just a normal thing to combine in some days. When he is used to the bike, I hope to squeeze 2 rides a week in.
How often do you walk your dog a day? And what is your overall routine in a day?
All packed up and ready for the return of the road trip 🚗 If you could go anywhere within driving distance, where would it be? 🤩⠀
📸: @goldenwoofs ⠀
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Enjoy every sunset!
The moon came and greeted us goodnight. I cannot explain how much I loved walking this simple neighbourhood round. No hassle, just my boy and I. While I enjoyed the colours of the sky, Odin seemed to enjoy all the buzzing bugs.
You can't control how other people receive your energy. Anything you do or say gets filtered through the lens of whatever personal stuff they are going through at the moment. Which is not about you. Just keeping doing your thing with as much integrity and love as possible.