Well mom finally got her way. She has been wanting to make a working dog out of me for along time, and I have been resisting. But on Sunday we all went to a Carting Clinic that the Newf and Berner Clubs put on. It was a beautiful sunny day and the turnout was great....mom called it Newfie Heaven!!!
We started off just kinda sniffing around the carts. Then mom went on a hunt to find a harness for me. She kept trying harness after harness but none would fit my slim build, until way down at the bottom out comes this nice leather harness, dad adjusted all the buckles on it and surprise it fit me! So we walk around to make sure everything feels ok with the harness and nothing bugs me. Next dad brings this cart up to me and throws some treats in it so I sniff around and find them, he picks the cart up and we walk around with it for awhile. Every once in a while he hits me with it, I just kinda looked at him "watch your driving dad!"
I had to show everyone how good I was at backing up. Dad taught me how to back up a long time ago, so that part was easy.
Then the cart gets attached to me, and now they want me to walk with it, I said "no way" get me outta here! So they undo everything and we walk around a bit. Then they attach the cart again and I take a few steps, then they undo it all again, we did this about 5-6 times and in the end it was ok, but the cart was too small for me and kept digging into my shoulder. So dad mentioned something about having to build one for me.
I met alot of other newfies, this is a picture of Chris and her boy Chevy. Chevy is from Saskatchewan. he did really well with the carting, but his mom has been practicing with him.
But I gotta tell you the best part of the whole day was at the end. This really hot Landseer comes strutting by and gives moi a little wiggle of her butt. She was drop dead gorgeous. We goofed around for a bit and everyone was laughing at us, but hey it wasn't funny!.. I wanted her and she wanted me but the almighty leash held us at bay. We both tried to break free but dad and a firm grip on me and her mom had even a firmer grip on her!