Ciara Curtin

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Leevindane Fabulous Mr Darcy at CurDane

Deceased - 17.11.13 - 15.2.2020

 

Mr Darcy is a Black Great Dane born 17. 11.13. He reigns from the Leevindane Kennel, Co. Offally, with the Amazing Breeders being Michelle and Derek whom I can not recommend enough. They have been a huge support and continue to be so. In choosing a Leevindane puppy, I have not just added a dog into my life but expanded my family. (http://www.leevindanegreatdanes.com)

Below is a description of all the things Darcy works, trains and accomplishes outside of the home, where he rests wilth all four legs in the air. A gallery for you to enjoy is below. if you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch :-)

Canine Assisted Therapy:

Darcy and I started our journey in the Animal Assisted Therapy with Elista Education, Co Laois. 

He was 4 months old in beginning our Canine Behaviour and Training course, 

after which we continued into the Animal Assisted Therapy.


I  studied further Canine Behaviour and  Canine Training Instructor courses

as their is much more to learning their subtle language and how best to teach them in a positive way.  As the health and bodywork courses have shown, subjects find new theory daily, 

it is very progressive and we had a lot of fun on the journey.


 Darcy's training with myself will never be finished truly,

as every dog owner knows Training is never finished. 

It is an ongoing process and I will be asking for your patience at times as we learn a new trick or step. 



Working Trials/ Obedience


We were working on the training for working trials and having a lot of fun. 

Basic Obedience commands, scent work and general working dog Tasks. 



Confirmation Show Ring


Darcy competed in the confirmation show ring

 when we got a chance within our time tables,



Agilty

Darcy and I had a lot of fun learning Agility. 

As the joints in Giant or large breeds do not set until 12months +(large breeds) 18month to 2yrs (giant breeds), we waited to ensure the safety of the activity. Doing too much activity or a lot of impact activity (jumps) can be harmful to the joints during puppy stage. If doing any canine sports, you need to start your breed at the right age and do the correct preparations for joint and muscle stability. 


We started gently, getting to know the ground work and certain ques before working our way to jumps. Currently we are working on the tunnel which is proving to be frustrating but great fun :)


Mr Darcy's Photo Gallery:

  • Breeder Michelle Leeper Nevin & Darcy, sharing a secret :)
    Breeder Michelle Leeper Nevin & Darcy, sharing a secret :)

A video showcasing some of Darcy's Life