Archive for 'Border Collie'
This post is extra special to me because my little dog has graduated from Puppy Kindergarten! If you follow me on Facebook, you have heard me talk about my new Blue Merle Border Collie puppy, Makai. He even has his own Facebook Page! Well, Makai is four months old now and he and his litter mater brother, Pierce, have graduated obedience training! Two other awesome puppies joined them in a fun graduation day! This is Ohio Air Dogs’ week 6 class from 6/14/12. If you would like to enjoy the entire gallery or purchase prints, please visit my website under “Clients.” Thank you! WOOF!
Makai / Blue Merle Border Collie (brother of Pierce and my dog!!!)
Pierce / Blue Merle Border Collie (brother of Makai!)
Of course we then had to get a couple cute ones of the brothers together!
Jet / Schnoodle
Lia / Retriever mix breed
You know I’m a dog lover when I tell you that I spent my weekend at dog events, just for fun! This past Saturday started out in Akron at the Pet Expo at Hardesty Park then Sunday up to Kirtland to the Working Dog Weekend event held at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. Such great events!
Here are some cool pictures of a couple of demonstrations during the event. First it was Skyhoundz Frisbee. Then I took some pictures of Maggie, the mascot Border Collie, show off her herding skills! The Border Collie’s were amazing to watch!
I attended my first doggy play dates last Sunday night, 4/15/12. There were both a Small Dog Play Date and Large Dog Play Date. Talk about fun! When dogs are given the chance to socialize and play with beasts of their own size, it’s rumble tumble time! Enjoy the entire gallery and purchase favorites of your pooch on my website. Go to “Clients” from the menu bar. Enjoy!
Mattie! / Border Collie mix
Brutus! / Chocolate Labrador, Malamute mix
Darby! / Goldendoodle
Casey! / Golden Retriever
Shadow! / Chocolate Labrador mix
Scruffy! / mix breed
Alli! / mix breed
Abbey! / Miniature Schnauzer
Barney! / Hound, Beagle mix
There were some true “bred to be” agility dogs in last week’s Agility Foundations week 6 class on 4/15/12. Check out these beauties and view the entire gallery on my website by choosing “Clients” from the menu bar.
Frank! / Border Collie
Lily! / Australian Shepherd
Flynn! / Australian Shepherd
Teddy! / Miniature Husky
It was a very fuzzy class of puppy graduates that I photographed on 4/15/12. The kind of dogs you just want to squeeze hug and pet! OK, who am I kidding, I want to do that to all dogs! Anyways, here is the graduating class, Puppy Pawsibilities week 6, at Ohio Air Dogs. You can view more from this class on my website and make purchases of your dogs’ graduation photo! Choose “Clients” from the menu bar. Enjoy!
Trigger! / English Mastiff
Arthur! / Blue Merle Border Collie
Charley! / Springer Spaniel
Rusty! / Yorkie
Shadow! / Black Labrador mix
It’s a great day when you have the opportunity to photograph an award winning sporting Labrador and an adorable puppy! These dogs are close to my heart, as they are owned by Marie Goodwin of Ohio Air Dogs in North Royalton. We met at one of my favorite places to shoot, Brecksville Reservation. The early morning was a great time to let them frolic and play in the big open field and stream. Enjoy all of their photos on my website, in the gallery called “Jack & Merlin’s Album.”
Jack is a beauty! He’s all muscle and heart. It was fun to watch him fetch and play in the park, outside of his normal sporting playground at Ohio Air Dogs. This boy loves the water and his trusty frisbee!
This puppy is a Blue Merle Border Collie. He’s the newest addition at Ohio Air Dogs and is the sweetest boy. His eyes are magical and is one of the most loving dogs you’ll meet.
I caught up with a couple of the dogs that were training in Agility, this past Monday, at Ohio Air Dogs. You’ve met Lydia before, she’s the Border Collie that I photographed training in Rally also! But I am also going to introduce you to Josie, the Vizsla. She’s just starting out her journey as an Agility dog. But she’s doing an amazing job and will try anything!
The below photos and more, from both Agility Level 1 and 2, week 6 on 3/26/12 are available for purchase on my website. Click “Clients.” As you enjoy the images and stories on my blog, be sure to leave your comments! Thank you! I appreciate hearing from you!
Meet Josie! She’s completing Agility Level 1. She was so good! She wanted to try all the obstacles! Her owners, Russ and Cheri, were trying everything to keep her on track, even cheese! But you know what did it for her? She’d do an obstacle, then would run over to give ME a big wet kiss!!! Her parents call her “the lover.” It was so cute! OK, so cheese worked too, but I liked it when I did “distract” her! Can’t get enough of doggy kisses!
Here’s Lydia. She’s so graceful! As much as I wanted to photograph her, I found myself just wanting to watch! She’s a bird on that course, just flying!
The best part for me with photographing at Ohio Air Dogs, is the unobtrusive candids I can get of the dogs, while they “work.” This is what I love and a specialty of mine. Outside of the training facility, my dog photography sessions are unique, fun and candid. I love to make funny noises and get them to look inquisitively! It’s so much fun. These dogs were training as part of the Rally Level 2, advanced class on 3/24/12. View all the photos and purchase them, on my website by clicking on “Clients.” Enjoy!
Meet Snoopy! He’s a character in his own right! He’s a Toy Fox Terrier / Italian Greyhound mix. A little body with big aspirations! He’s training hard at Rally and he stole my heart!
Meet Lydia. The Border Collie with “flying nun” ears! She has eyes that will melt your heart and the patience to be a wonderful Rally dog!
Meet Barney. Don’t let his “wink” get you down. He’s a beautiful Beagle / Hound mix pup and is great at following the directions to complete the Rally course!
Meet Izzy, the Golden Retriever with a smile ear to ear. She was brilliant on the course and had so much fun!
Let me introduce you to two of the tiniest dogs at Ohio Air Dogs! They are small celebrities in their own right! Scruffy is the companion dog to Renee Roth, one of the great trainers at Ohio Air Dogs! Merlin, being cared for by Owner, Marie Goodwin, is undoubtedly destined to become a dock diver or agility boy! He’s already been in the pool and learning the ropes! These dogs have got moves! Watch them train only at Ohio Air Dogs in North Royalton, Ohio.
With my new sponsorship at Ohio Air Dogs in North Royalton, Ohio, I will be photographing the cute dogs on their training class graduation day! Meet the first classes! What a fun group of puppies!
FOR SALE! Individual images and class photos are available for purchase at Catherine Widemire Photography. Follow the link for “Clients.” Enjoy!