our Dog Gym – the final stages!

An awesome Sunday to be sure!

We were set to go hiking and swimming this weekend for our dogs birthday’s, but Franny was having a Grandma moment and didn’t really want to get out of her rocking chair. So on Saturday we had a Spa Day instead, baths, brushing, nails, massages, garden hang time, and raw Cornish game hens to crunch on for awhile.

Today she was feeling a bit more perky so we went to work at the gym after our morning Walk & Train group.

Believe it or not, it was the first time I really worked my dogs in there, fun, fun, fun! I think they thought so too!

tug tug tug, Ocean’s favorite game. She loved playing on the rubber flooring, no slipping and easy to run.

$eeker wasn’t sure about sequence work inside a building and on rubber flooring, but he was the one who didn’t’ want to stop in the end, he loved it!

Franny secured all entrances and exits, watched the flow of cars for a bit to get a feel for her new digs, and then settled into her favorite spot, on top of the puppy dog walk trainer, same place for the past 10 years!

gorgeous Bridger Mountains in the back ground, our indoor A-frame!

Our potty area and meet & greet area. Fenced with trees, water, pine cones and more. It’s a huge space measuring 90 X 40 feet. It has already been put to use this past week with classes and privates.

My eternally happy boy Story!

Our outdoor arena is fenced, and Spore is moving some of the arena sand around to make it a bit more even. 60 X 60 of outdoor agility and training fun! I love this space! Outdoor lighting will go up later this fall.

My flower pots are still growing, even with this heat and dry weather. Pineapple sage, lavender, tri sage, cream marigolds and petunia’s

My Soul Dogs. They were so happy to be working in the gym today, even Franny cracked a smile, this is rare! Or perhaps she was having a daffy moment?

Story’s favorite place at home, and apparently favorite place at the gym!

My beautiful Ocean, at 10 and still wanting to work on her tricky tricks, I love you Ocean! She was a happy girl today!

Moving forward. Our Gym is becoming more than I dreamed of!

Nancy

11 Comments Add yours

  1. mtwaggin says:

    Dream big and your dreams are coming to reality! Such a great bonus for those of us that love to train with you as well. Your gym is AMAZING!

    1. Nancy Tanner says:

      I can’t wait for you to see it and come and play with your dogs!

      1. mtwaggin says:

        Hopefully in the near future, I’ll be in touch about a private so we can get back in “training” mode. I’d love to get Sterling ready for agility debute next summer.

  2. marie says:

    Nancy, It looks beautiful and so do your dogs. Loved the commentary and pics of the “gym”. Will the neighbors mind when you put up outdoor lights? Didn’t realize they were so close. love, Mom

    1. Nancy Tanner says:

      Thanks Mom. The lights will be like street lights, all of the warehouses in this district have them in back. The Ice House next to us has there fans and generators going 24/7. I can’t imagine our lights on for 2 hours int eh evenings will bother anyone. The dogs had a blast today!

  3. marysmemories says:

    Ten out of Ten for sharing such lovely photos. Wish I and Spotty dog could meet them for real.
    We live too far away

    1. Nancy Tanner says:

      Hi Mary, thank you! It is so exciting to have almost everything in place. The office is the last space, but almost all of the working spaces for our clients are finished now! woop!

  4. Susan N. says:

    Nancy, these pictures of both your building and your dogs are wonderful! You have every reason to be one very happy girl! Again, huge congratulations on this wonderful achievement!

    1. Nancy Tanner says:

      Thank You Susan! I am so glad you had the chance to see it, in one of the stages, before leaving. Thank you for all of the suggestions for flooring!

  5. Jackie Y. says:

    Love, love, Love the gym! I am so happy for you and cannot wait to train in there with Bailey! It is Very Nancy-esque! Oh and I absolutely love these photos, nice work!

    1. Nancy Tanner says:

      Jackie thank you! It was so fun to see you and Bailey working in there. I think once again she is going to consider this space HER training Gym, others will need to be invited! 😉

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