As the dog builds core strength and is able to perform quality variations of the Five Basic Exercises at the Ground and Disk level, the next level can be approached. Positioning the dog so that the hind legs are on the and the front legs are on the adds two levels of instability, as well as an incline. When the dog moves its forelimbs up on the Nubby Infinity and keeps the hindlimbs on the K-9 Kore Disk it works hind limb and forelimb strength, as well as promotes hind end and forelimb awareness. In addition, this position elongates the lumbar flexors and hip flexors, thereby stretching the lumbar and hip extensors. The core muscles are also actively engaged. Variations in challenges may be included with gentle weight shifts and side-to-side head movements.
Dog Lovers Club - Nubby was born without front legs
While Nubby and Little Man are probably not for sale, Sonny usually does have other dogs available to the public, either puppies or partially trained dogs.
Nubby was born without front legs
Another piece of equipment that proves invaluable in hunting with squirrel dogs is the Garmin Alpha Dog Tracking and Training System. Only Nubby wore the electronic collar on our hunt, and Sonny maintained constant contact with her via the Garmin unit.
When he was only hours old, a vet suggested he be euthanized
“Our pack filled in the dog love and dog care, the nudging, the licking, the warmth… together at Hillcrest Manor a true miracle in our eyes was taking place. His eyes opened, his ears developed, he found his sounds, smells and voice…his teeth were developing. Nubby did not know he was disabled, Nubby did not realize he was different.”The squirrel had scampered into a fork of the tree about 50 feet off the ground, and Sonny shot it out with his Remington 11-87 as a reward for the dog. We continued the hunt as Nubby streaked off into adjoining woods with another dog, a 6-month-old feist named Little Man, in tow.He also trains dogs for competition and will enter his 4-year-old female, Nubby, in various events in January and in the months ahead. Nubby is registered through the National Kennel Club (NKC) and United Kennel Club (UKC) and hunts in the National Sporting Dog competitions.He said Nubby is the best of a long line of cur dogs he has owned. She is actually a mix of mountain cur and treeing walker, taking on the best attributes of each breed.