The Real Time Canine II

After spending 2 years writing the Real Time Canine, the adventure continues with The Real Time Canine II. Read along as I look for just the right puppy to continue the experience. After false starts with Tim and Jed, I am currently training young Tam, and Spot, which are both off to a strong start. Please visit the RTC II to read about training sessions as they occur.


In his very short, not quite 3 years, Brady is on his 3rd home...mine. Cute, eh? Sometimes I visit the county shelter and foster a dog that I'm sure would otherwise be killed. Either they're too old, too ugly, or have a health issue. In a kill-shelter, if they sneeze they die. Oscar was all 3, and Lucy was simply stale. She'd just been there too long. Both are now in long-term forever homes. It's very rewarding for me.

This time I've chosen to foster for the rescue that saved Dexter's life, Internet Miniature Pinscher Service, or IMPS. Because of them I got the love of my life. It's payback time. I filled out their volunteer questionnaire and's Brady. He was in foster care for 3 months after living with his original family for his first year and a half. They moved to an apartment and couldn't keep him, the foster home said they would be traveling as reason for moving him on. He's a house dog all the way. He'd do fine in an apartment, and as for travel...well, I travel.

So, after being passed around a bit, he had some aberrant behaviors. They went away. I fixed them with ease and they have diminished proportionately to his level of comfort. I couldn't blame him? Almost 3 years old and no family or home of his very own. He is very house-broken. He is very happy snuggling under the blanket. He is very friendly towards Dexter and gently went nose-to-nose with my ram and horse. So brave! He is neutered, walks well on-leash, loves his dinner and comes complete with up-to-date health records, and an impressive array of toys, housing and bedding.

Please visit this LINK to learn more about Brady. Scroll down to California and look for his name.

Please visit this LINK to apply for adoption. He deserves it, and frankly so do you.

Or please feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to answer all your questions and share the joys of living with bountiful love in a compact model.                  Please see more pictures below...

Playin on the rocks

Brady meets Tam

Just one of the pack

Dexter and Brady getting some sun
Kickin' it on a rainy day
Green grass and high times
Dexter protects, Brady doesn't all

Brady took his first road trip this weekend to a dog trial in Sonoma, CA. We traveled with Dexter and my 3 Border Collies. During a 10-hour-each-way drive and 3 nights at a Hilton, Brady took it all in stride as if he's been traveling with me for years. He pottied when he got the chance, slept like a rock while driving, spent plenty of quiet crate time while I was competing, and walked the 150 acre grounds on his leash like the good citizen he is. He calmly spent 3 days at the dog trial surrounded by hundreds of Border Collies and 300 or 400 head of sheep with lots of spectators milling around. He behaved like a gentleman the whole time and was easy to have along. Here's some candids...

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