Koda

Koda

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Husky play

Koda's Birthday gift. He loved his new alligator it has 20 squeakers and a rattle in it :)


Saturday, December 17, 2011

1 year old

1 week old

6 wks old

8 weeks old

1 year old
Well our little boy isn't so little anymore. Koda turned 1 yesterday! Its weird to think 1 year ago he was just a tiny little puppy. Our lives have been so blessed with this little guy.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Getting ready for christmas

Well technically this is Koda's 2nd Christmas, but he was just a tiny puppy with maybe his eyes opened. This year Koda gets to have the full experience. We put our tree up yesterday and Koda is very inquisitive and is checking it out. So far he hasn't gone for any of the ornaments, but we'll see ;-) Koda does have his own stocking with his name on it. There is a little puppy with a bell on it, he finds the bell funny. Every time it rings he looks at it with his head turned to the side.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Koda's first trip to the snow

Well this snow dog has been out of commission for awhile on this blog, but now he finally has something fun to post. Koda went to the snow for the first time yesterday. This little puppy was like a kid in a candy store. He was pouncing and running around like a crazy puppy. He just loved to eat it he kept falling in where there were loose deep pockets. We would have stayed longer but there was a threat of an avalanche since it was raining earlier that day. I can see us going back in no time at all.




















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Monday, September 12, 2011

Graduation


I DID IT!
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Our little boy graduated from Agility 101 yesterday! He has come such a long way since began 7 weeks ago. We are slowly but surely getting over the fear of going over the bridge. Yesterday he went over a couple of times and on the last one he almost fell again but we caught him and he finished it. He loves the jumps and tunnels and is able to follow directions and is doing really well. In a couple of weeks we will start 102 and keep working up the ladder and hopefully one day we will be able to compete.

Well today we went to petsmart to get him a new froggie since his old one is getting really ratty. We weighed him and oh my gosh is he getting HUGE... he is now a whopping 57.4 pounds! Who knows how much bigger he will get.

Monday, September 5, 2011

A husky that swims???

We went to the dog park today since it was soooo freakishly hot so Koda could go jump into the lake. Well while we were there he was trying to keep up with the older dogs and do as they do (which were mostly labs). They all were chasing their tennis balls out into the lake and Koda wanted to go after them. Im not sure if he lost his footing and started to swim or if it was on purpose, but he did it a couple of times. He definitely likes the water, but to what extent we aren't sure yet. The first video is really shaky at first but towards the end you can see him swim :)



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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day hike

I know it has been awhile since I posted but I've been super busy with work and unpacking. It seems like we will never be out of boxes. But we finally had a weekend that we wanted to celebrate Jeff's birthday on. We went to Greenriver Trail which is by Mount Rainier. It was such a perfect day to go on a hike and this was Koda's first time to the mountains. Boy oh boy he was like a kid in a candy store. He was sniffing everything and kept pulling us to go faster. We got him a little backpack to carry his water and food, he looked so adorable! He looked like a true mountaineer! He didnt like it at first but when he got outside he didnt seem to notice it anymore. It was such a beautiful hike, there were so many rivers running by and bridges going over it. Koda is still getting over his fear of small bridges but he did very good and scooted across as fast as he could. He loved going down to the river and playing in them. He couldn't get enough of it. We ate lunch at the top of the trail and there was this open spot that we let Koda run around at. He was so tired at the end of our hike but he had such a great time that he didnt want to leave... I guess that means we have to go back again real soon. The best part of the hike was that it was really warm but the entire hike was shaded!

Yesterday we had agility training and Koda did SOOOO great! I didnt even know who this dog was, he did every obstacle and did it really fast too! We were up to five obstacles which is unheard of for a level 101 doggie (especially for a puppy!) according to our teacher. The hardest part of agility is the time of year we are doing it in... we are under a tent in the middle of summer so its EXTREMELY hot in there. Towards the end of class he is really tired cause he is just so hot. Hopefully sometime during the month we can go watch some trials so we know what we are getting ourselves into. Hopefully one day we will be able to compete with Koda. He really seems to enjoy it and since he is so young we are hoping we will be able to do it with him for a long time. The best part of having Koda in agility is not just the exercise or having him enjoy himself, but he is learning to watch us and listen to us more and more. He is already such a great dog, but he is learning to watch us for cues. We went to the dog park last week and he didnt run off immediately after getting off his lease like he normally does. He ran a few steps, stopped, looked back at us and waited for us to get to him and then we had to release him. He did that a few times, he wasn't sure if he was allowed to run off. Man of man do we love our pup!

Well that is it for now, gotta run some errands then we are going to the dog park or on a run.

My mountain dog all ready to go














getting ready to go in the chute for the first time