Ozzy is a 6 year old blue merle male and Sydney is a 4.5 year old red bi color female. They're just the best dogs. At the park, they seem like midgets due to the amount of Great Dane, Newfies and other large dogs there. This picture was taken from a local dog expo nearby me. They had a professional photographer there which is where this picture came from. Also had a bunch of booths set up selling various pet products.
The highlight was the agility course that they had set up. It was up and back twice with each leg having some obstacles and the dogs chased a plastic bag that was on a wire throughout the course. Neither of them had done agility before so I wasn't sure how they were going to do. Ozzy was first up and completed the course in a very good time. They said it was the 2nd fastest of the day.
Sydney is much faster than Ozzy so I figured she'd set the new record. Unfortunately when it was time for her to start, she just jumped over the fence to see her brother. The second try the same thing happened, so the person running it suggested they go together. Even though she's faster, Sydney was just trying to catch her brother on the course.
If they ever have this set up again, I'll try to have them not go back to back so I can separate them enough to see how Sydney does, but that's the way she is, totally attached to Ozzy. Except if we're at the park and there's a ball involved. She could do that for hours most days. She'll just sit there and stare at the ball, and then look up at whoever's nearby expecting them to throw it.
The best part is, they'll pick up the ball and throw it, and she'll just stand there. She's tricked just about everyone at the park. She's particular about which ball you throw and also doesn't look up, so if you throw it high and she doesn't see it land, she's not getting it.
She also doesn't like Ozzy herding other dogs, so when he's chasing she usually cuts him off. It used to be head butts to the side, but now he realizes it's coming and pulls up. They are just so much fun to watch.
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