Sunday, April 25, 2010

Our Weekend With Monty

Well, our first weekend with Monty is coming to an end. It was very busy for us! Monty was a good boy, and he and Sam got along fine, but he has some holes in his educations that desperately need filling! He is a good boy in the house, and while on a leash, but once you take the leash off of him in the back yard he gets a little crazy and in a lot of trouble!

We didn't get many pictures taken due to our camera not cooperating. I finally dug out my Canon this morning, and we took some pictures of Sam and Monty practicing Agility. Here I am setting up the equipment.

First up was Sam. After several contract negotiations a quick pep talk, he leapt the jump like a pro!

He jumped the jump several times, and then tackled the weavepoles! He sailed through these with no problems!

Monty took more convincing. He was sure these were obstacles that he was not able to scale! Out came the treat bag!

Here I come!

Sit, please, boys! Monty is a little behind when it comes to basic obedience. We are working on his sits, stays, downs, and come every chance we get! Sam is showing him the proper way to sit.

Here are Sam and I giving him a pep talk before he attempts the jump...

You can do it, kid. Just give it your best try! It will make them happy!

We started with the bars set at an angle so that he could jump just a few inches and worked our way up. Here is Monty finally jumping the lowest setting on the jump! Go Monty!

Sam had to jump the jump one last time before we called it a day...

We also had to throw in these great "Fabio" shots of Sam and Monty. Aren't they a pair of heartthrobs?




  1. Glad you all had a nice weekend!
    I am sure Monty will do it great with your help!
    Kisses and hugs

  2. I am sure Monty will learn quickly - especially since Sam is such a great example.

    Wags and Kisses,

  3. I hope woo negotiated some pawesome khompensations!

    What GReat pikhs!

    Of khourse, the last few were model perfekht!


  4. It brings tears to my eyes to see my foster dog getting a chance to be a part of a loving family. I hope that Sam can talk with Monty to get him to understand the wonderful opportunity he has and not to blow it. :) Hopefully Monty will out grow his "Peter Pan" attitude. Thanks for giving him a chance

  5. Absolutely beautiful!!!! I know Sam can teach Monty and especially with you help!!! They are such gorgeous dogs!!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  6. YAY! Looks like you guys are doing great! We're so happy for Monty--and for you all, too! Not to mention that Sam and Monty look awesome together. Plenty of love to go around! Congratulations!! Have fun!!


  7. Wow, you've already started training. That's amazing. I'll show Jack the pictures so he can get some ideas! :)

  8. That pic of Monty on the move is gorgeous!

    Are you ready for Monday? I'm sure not! :)

  9. Yesh, definitely a couple of ♥throbs!

  10. yes they are.. they look so cute together..
    monty has sam to guide him along and im sure he'll learn fast!

  11. Sam and Monty look alike!
    Monty will learn very quickly with Sam's help!

    Sam & June

  12. Wrooo wroooo,
    We are impressed w/ Monty!
    Sam is a great role model!
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  13. Monty looks like a sharp boy! I am sure he will be up to speed in no time!

    Glad you had a pawsome weekend!

    Wags and Woofs,
    Mack and Mia

  14. What a lucky dog Monty is. I'm sure Sam will be the perfect big brother! And besides - now he has someone to take the blame for a little mischief! -Abbey

  15. Wow, Sam is handsome and agility smart. Monty will catch up quick, don't you worry. Looks like a good weekend was had by all.

  16. Monty is going to do great with your help, Sam!
    Three of dad's Indians are 2001 and one is 2003, we think.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  17. You will be surprised at how quickly Monty learns from Sam. We need to get some of that agility stuff for our yard and see if Mom can bribe us with treats too:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  18. You guys sure are lucky to have your own agility equipment. WOW!

  19. Hey guys......
    you look soooooooooooooooo athletics....
    Ans sure Monty is learning quickly from Sam!!!
    OF COURSE.........SAM IS THE BEST!!!!!!
    (it's Maya who is talking if you didn't have understood!!!!)!!!!!!
    Your photos are wonderful and you look twins!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing with us your Agility day!!!!!!!!

    HAve a wonderful week!!!!!!!!!!

    Special kiss from me to my sweet SAM!!!!!

  20. Yay for agility--Augie and Ti have both done it. This post makes me happy :)

  21. It will all be worth it when you receive the giant golden treat bag on the podium!

  22. What a great post. Looks like Monty will quickly catch up on training. What a lucky dog and a lucky family.

  23. Hi Sam!!! Guess what?!?!? You are the winner of Bo's new book!!! Go to my blog and check it out!!!! Also, please email me your address so we can send you your book and new dogtronics toy!!! Congrats!!!! BOL!!!



  24. I love a red boy. I love a red boy who is rescued. I love people who rescue.
    there will be bumps and bruises but as the peeps alwasy say "who rescued who?"

  25. Awe they are both so handsome!!!! Monty will learn very fast and he is so happy to have Sam for a friend! Hope you have a nice weekend!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

  26. Monty will learn quickly with you and Sam help. Have a great weekend! Thor xx

  27. Great work boys!!! I know that's not always easy, as I am working on obedience and all myself! But, you are doing GRRRREAT!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  28. oh! fabulous pictures! be still my heart!