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While we certainly can't compete with filthy ponds and tetanus trailers, I thought that I'd put a few pics of Caleb "playing" on the playground. Naperville, IL is not known for it's scummy ponds and rusted out trailers, so I have to improvise. A sparkling playground is the best I can do :wink: . Although, oddly, there are never any children around while we're working... :twisted:

Beginning "climb down"


"Wait"ing patiently


Pretty basic stuff that he's been doing for a while, but the playground ladders are tough on him because the rungs are very narrow and completely round, unlike an extension or a step ladder. He wasn't a big fan at first b/c he had to really stay steady so his paws didn't slip back or forward. He does really well for a 95lb dog. I'll try to take some cooler ones...can't let the Southerners win... :twisted:
 

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Ahhhh.....not so fast northern one!Would you like to tell the fans just WHERE Caleb learned to climb ladders and trees? :p 8) :lol:

Great pics though! :lol: Those kids would like their jungle gym back now.. :roll:
 
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Um, Caleb has been climbing to a degree for years, Oh Southern Arrogant One, however you may take all the credit for the Dukes of Hazzard truck window jumping and crossing wobbly boards with nails sticking out. Oh, and rusty ladders to the top of a mobile "home." :p Did I forget riding the manure hauler or the tractor? Gee, I guess we really are missing out up here in civilization.

And who says it "their" jungle gym anyway? I'm a taxpayer, damn it! :x
 

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Actually, for a 95lb dog,Caleb climbs really well.

Come on Jen,go out tomorrow and take some pics of Caleb doing some tough stuff.. :twisted: Like scaring the neighborhood kids.. 8) just kidding.

How about a pic of his um "sweet face" while hes in the crate.. :!:
 
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I may do just that! But, what are we supposed to climb? :cry: I need to make some stuff before it gets too cold. He's quite bored with what I have available now. Maybe some stuff that moves or swings???

I try to keep neighborhood kids out of my yard. They're not afraid of him. Their dads are, though! :twisted: The GSD childproofing system was an utter failure; I had to get a Pit Bull. :lol: Come to think of it, I haven't even SEEN my neighbors since she showed up :lol: .

I will try my best to capture his "sweet face" if I can do so without getting froth and blood on my lens :twisted: :lol: . It's everyone's favorite...or at least it's MY favorite... :oops: 8)
 

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geez, get a room.....

just kidding. i have a park across the street from me with that type of a ladder. i'll have to try it out...
 
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"geez get a room." :?: :?: :?: Huh?

Definitely try the ladder. I like it b/c they're spaced so that even if he fell (which he hasn't in quite some time) he wouldn't fall through them to the ground. I try to avoid situations where he'd get really hurt if he fell, since I'd be pretty useless at catching him. The hardest thing for them to learn is getting the paw placement just right; of course, this probably is only a problem for really large dogs. His toes, if you look, are really spread out on this one.
 

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Cool photos!!! It's ashame you don't like black dogs!

Maybe we all just need to load up our dogs and go to Greg's for a week!!! :eek: :lol: The problem for me is that I hate to climb ladders(i know i'm a sissy), so would hate to ask Winnie to, however, I'm afraid it might be a required task. Nothing like the combination of a dare and a shot of tequila!

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Oh Debbie, tequila is absolutely a no-no on Greg's ladders. You'd need a tetanus shot for sure :eek: . I climb in stilettos so I can sympathize with the dog. :lol:

I guess MY black dog is ok :lol: ; I just wouldn't have chosen solid black. I really wanted a super-dark sable, but you don't always get what you want. Caleb's not hideous or anything, so he'll do for now, until I can get my pretty sable :wink: .

I'm really trying to find some more creative stuff for him to do; he's a totally different animal when he's being mentally stimulated. The harder something is, the more he seems to get into it. It's great for relaxing and stopping that endless pacing that I'm sure we're all familiar with. :roll:
 

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Debbie,

Youll get a training discount if you bring enough tequila.. :lol: What happens on the um...training field stays on the training field... :wink:
 

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Jenni Williams said:
Oh Debbie, tequila is absolutely a no-no on Greg's ladders.

Guess that leaves me out!!!!

Yeah, creative things to do is a problem. Have been thinking about getting some sheep for Winnie to guard. Just don't know whether one could trust a Mal to "watch over the sheep" :eek:. Can't help but have visions of the fox in the hen house. :D

I like black dogs but, they do seen to run a little hotter in the summer!
Caleb is a handsome boy!

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Debbie,

Youll get a training discount if you bring enough tequila.. :lol: What happens on the um...training field stays on the training field... :wink:
Okay, guess I'm back in the game!!!!!

Gotta wait til it's a little cooler!

Debbie
 

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After youve had a few shots and get loosened up a bit Ill introduce you to "Shooter"... :twisted: He has some hmmm....unusual techniques for getting aquainted. :D

The old rusted truck in my shots is actually an old winch truck for hauling out and loading logs.Not sure the make and model.Ill have to go look.

We dont have such pristine playgrounds around here.. :cry:
 

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[quote="Greg Long"........
The old rusted truck in my shots is actually an old winch truck for
hauling out and loading logs. Not sure the make and model. Ill
have to go look.....[/quote]

Cool!

That truck's make and year have been bandied about in PMs
since it first appeared. :lol: Both Bob Scott and I think it's a
Ford, '47 to '50 (approximately same vintage as me). Might
be an F-2.
 

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:p 1948 F6 :p

I nearly killed myself climbing up under the hood getting that damned make and model. :x Not to mention walking all the way back in the pasture. :evil:
 

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It doesnt have the character mine has... :lol:
 

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Well I got that old truck beat by three years.....and look every bit of it! :lol: :lol:
F6 is one serious truck!
 
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