Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

A Great Weekend at the Park!

Now you may recall that in June I earned 
my first qualifying score in Rally Novice. 

I have to admit that being my very first time at a trial
 I was very nervous
 but I managed to get a qualifying score
(at least 70 out of 100 pts for Rally - a green ribbon is awarded for qualifying) 
and third place

This last weekend Mom & I went to a beautiful park in Idaho Falls, ID to see if I could get two more qualifies and complete my Rally Novice Title

In Rally we have to go through a course of numbered stations with signs. Each sign tells us what we need to do.  Things like fast, slow, stop - sit  - mom walks around me, 360° turns left or right, that sort of thing. The novice level is done on leash and Mom can talk to me all she wants while we go through the course. I was still a little distracted but I did well enough for 2nd place on Friday!

Saturday was even better despite the fact that Mom had a complete brain fart and cost us 3 points on the very first station!  If you do a station incorrectly you lose 10 pts, but you have one chance to redo for only a 3 pt deduction. At least she redeemed herself by realizing we had done the station wrong and we did a redo.

There were 8 dogs entered in Rally Novice on Saturday 
and I earned FIRST PLACE! 
AND finished my Rally Novice Title!

The turquoise rosette is for finishing a title

On Sunday we were entered in a different class
Beginner Novice Obedience
Obedience is more formal than Rally and other than give basic commands (heel, stay, etc) Mom can't talk to me during an exercise - just in between. 

Our training instructer was watching 
and she said she could see me figure out that
Hey - Mom is not talking to me - I better pay attention

Here we are getting ready to do a figure eight 
around the two peeps

I did a pawfect Sit for Exam 

and then came the hardest exercise

the Sit Stay

Hey Mom! that judge lady is standing behind me!

 I had to stay sitting in the middle while Mom left me and walked all the way around the perimeter of the ring

I hardly moved a muscle much to Mom's delight
(just my head to keep an eye on mom) 

And then the last exercise

The Recall

Mom called me

And I ran so fast
(just like Angel Greta!)

that I had to jump on Mom to stop myself!

And then I sat in front of her pawfectly!

My first qualifying score in 
Beginner Novice Obedience
191 pts. out of 200 for second place!

And that is how I earned all these ribbons
and Mom is so proud of me!

They are all real pretty 
but I really like this blue one

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August Chewy Review #ChewyInfluencer

For the last several months we have been eating a kibble that has Pumpkin in the ingredients
It has really helped Mr Bailey (who tends to have a sensitive tummy at times) have more consistent poops.

So when Miss Sydney at Chewy included this dog kibble with pumpkin in it on our list of choices for this months review, we told mom we would like to try it

Weruva Caloric Harmony Venison & Salmon Meal Dinner with Pumpkin Dry Dog Food lets you take control of your dog’s nutrition with a delicious food that’s filling but gentle on tummies. This carnivore friendly formula uses protein as the major calorie source and fuels hungry pups with low glycemic ingredients that will keep them feeling full longer. Grass-fed venison and wild-caught deboned salmon will have their mouths watering while the added seaweed and pumpkin promote healthy digestion. It’s flavorful yet easy to digest, so Caloric Harmony is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater while soothing tender tummies.

Key Benefits
  • Grass-fed venison
  • Wild-caught deboned salmon that’s responsibly sourced
  • Low fat and ash
  • Pumpkin promotes healthy digestion
  • Potato-free with a low glycemic index for energy that lasts
  • No artificial flavors or preservatives
  • Formulated for all life stages
  • Salmon oil keeps skin and coats healthy

Hurry up Mom! Open the bag!!!

OH MY PUG!!! That smells wonderful!
We each got to try a few pieces and loved the taste!
It does have a fishy smell
Mom then mixed some of the 4 lb bag with our regular kibble and we have had no issues

Mom loves the velcro closure to keep the food fresh
She says the one downside is that it is quite expensive
about $20 more per 24 lb. bag than what we have been eating. So when it is gone it is gone :-(

I want some more please!!!!

Thank you Chewy for lettings us try this delicious food.

disclaimer: We were not compensated for this post. We were provided with one 4 lb. bag of Weruva Dog Food free of charge in exchange for our honest review. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wahoo Wednesday!

I had a fantastic time this last weekend at the
Upper Snake River Valley Dog Training Club
Obedience & Rally Trials

I can't wait tell you more about it on Friday!

Mom has been busy creating some posters for
 her teacher daughter's classroom

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pawlympics Last Day of Competition!

What a pawsome two weeks it has been!

It is the last day of competition

What better event to finish with than

We have had so much fun 

this last event was easy!

Thank you! 
to all the wonderful hosts that worked so hard 
to give us Pawlympics to remember!

But the fun is not over

tomorrow there will be

 Closing Commentary by the 2016 Mayoral Candy Dates
will give you their take on the 2016 Pawlympics!

 Mayor Emeratis Madi's 
 will be saying a few words about what the Pawlympics meant to her.

Then, Blogville's Founding Furter, 
will close the 2016 Blogville Pawlympics by extinguishing the Pawlympic Cauldron!!

Finally, join the fun as Dory and Bailey host the

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Friday, August 19, 2016

Pawlympics Day Fourteen

It's a big day at the Pawlympics!

Bailey put a lot of effort into his entry for

 Freestyle Napping hosted by Hailey

just look at the concentration!

When he was done napping competing there

we all headed over to 

Stuffy Deading with Jakey

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pawlympics Day Thirteen

Today Hazel & Mom are participating in 
Synchronized Walking - Addie at Oreo's

Check it out!

We have the same foot forward!
Pawfect Synchronization!

Also going on today is
Fly Fishing with ReanaBella & Dezi

be sure to transport to both venues 
to check out the competition

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pawlympics Day Twelve

We have really been practicing hard for this event today

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pawlyimpics Day Ten

We are heading into the second week of the
 2016 Pawlympics and the PugRanch girls are entered in

While Hazel struck a traditional pose

Mabel went for the "pin-up" look

don't forget to check out today's other event

Wabbit Tracking with Emma & Bailie at My GBGV Life

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Pawlympics Day Eight

Today's Pawlympic Event is

Who would have thought that Hazel - 
barely 1 ft tall 
would be on the basketball court!

All the events are listed here

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Friday, August 12, 2016

Pawlympics Day Seven

Hello Blogville Friends

Today there is only one event 
and you might want to wear some protective nose gear

it is TuneFul Farting with Easy

Mr Bailey is in warm up now

He is just about ready

transport over to Easy's to see how he does!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Pawlympics Day Six

A program note from the PugRanch
Mom is leaving us for a few days to visit Hazel's brother 
you know he lives with Mom's daughter 
so she will probably visit with her too

While she is gone we will be busy with more Pawlympics

Mabel is over at Casey & Jessie's Boxing Event

Mr Bailey and Hazel are showing off
Artistic Synchronized Napping

This event is hosted by 

you can find links to all the events here

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Pawlympics Day Five and A Special Birthday!

Today is a most special day
we are celebrating and smiling with our furiend 

on her 15th Barkday!

We wish you a wonderful day Sugar!

And on day five of the Pawlympics

Mabel and Bailey are resting 

It's Hazel turn today

Rasberries/Tongue Curling hosted by Noodle

And be sure to check out the Ear Flapping Competition with

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Pawlympics Day Four

Another exciting day for the Pawlympics!

Mabel is competing in

Sunpuddle Napping hosted by Madi

Mr Bailey is all concentration with his Channel Surfing
This event is hosted by Christmas

you can find links to all the events here

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Monday, August 8, 2016

Pawlympics Day Three!

It's day three here at the Pawlympic Venues

The events have been great so far 
and still a lot to come in the days ahead

Angel Greta is making her final appearance at these games
She is entered in both events today

First up

Pole Jumping!
hosted by

And she will be showing off her balance beam skills
over at

If you missed any of the weekend action 
you can find links to all the events here

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel