Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lure Coursing

Since I do a fair amount of performance sports I am hesitant to lure course and risk the injuries to the dogs. It can take time off training to rehab injuries but the dogs do love to run. I had a free weekend and thought I would take both Echo and Breeze down to a 2 day lure course and let them run. Both ran for a JC leg. The first day we were there we met another greyhound Hattie Peach owned by Audrey Hsia who was present to certify for ASFA.

 Breeze ran her first JC leg-her first time chasing the lure around the entire course, Echo ran for her 2nd JC leg and Hattie certified for ASFA.
Echo's run:

Hattie's run:

The next day Goose and Emma-Breeze's littermates came out to run for their JC as well. At 15 months they also had only run the lure once before. All dogs had a grand time running, no injuries and lots of tired dogs!

Breeze's run

Goose's run

Emma's run

None of the puppies will be coursed until they have grown up quite a bit and take things more seriously. All fell asleep as soon as the car started home, proving the old saying "a good dog is a tired dog".


Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Everyone looked great! Glad everyone was safe and sound.

Stoutheartedhounds said...

Anonymous said...

Amen to "a good dog is a tired dog". Nice runs!!!


Hiking Hounds said...

Since Astro and I are doing agility I've been a little hesitant to have him do serious coursing. He loves it and got his JC last year. But, I don't want risk injury either. We'll see. It's hard to not let them have fun doing what they love.