Austin Patrick

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"We're alive, you and I, we are words without rhyme" ~ Dio
Mountain hippie trying to make the world more soulful.
⛰️⛺🍃 #flyfree
🐶 Dean 🐾

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Cleared by the vet to resume all bite and tug work! 🐶🐊 I'm also reminded of the importance of "just playing" with your dog.
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#rescuedog #teamdog #malinois #germanshepherd #workingdog #relationshipgoals #malinoislife
First day training backwards heeling.  Lures in the first video, rewards in the second.  Rain doesn't stop #workingdogs 🐶😎
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#rescuedog #teamdog #germanshepherd #malinois #playintherain #summerrains #dogtraining #heeling
Everyone wants something different from their dog, but I don't understand people who don't train their dog at all.  Your bond with your animal, and thereby you, will be indefinably greater and grateful for it. 🐶🐾🐊
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#rescuedogsofinstagram #teamdog #mansbestfriend #workingdog #germanshepherd #malinois #dogtraining #learning #relationships  #soulfood
Dean's 2nd birthday is this weekend and we'll have been together for 6 months.  It's been a long and wonderful road so far!
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#rescuedogsofinstagram #teamdog #malinois #germanshepherd #workingdog #mansbestfriend #ipo
No one sings like you anymore...
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So now you know, who gets mystified
So now you know, who gets mystified
Show me the power child
I'd like to say
That I'm down on my knees today
Yeah, it gives me butterflies, gives me away
Till I'm up on my feet again
Yeah I'm feeling
Oh, I'm feeling outshined, outshined, outshined, outshined
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#chriscornell #rip #soundgarden #audioslave #templeofthedog #grunge #outshined
I hadn't plugged a single cam in almost 10 months and then proceeded to break almost every personal record of mine on my 30th birthday!  I couldn't have asked for a better 3 day weekend between the climbing, sketchy antics, friendship, beer, ticks, whiskey, getting lost, lookout meditations, waterfall skinny dips, my dog, and lazy mornings in a tent. 🍻 to another trip around the sun!
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#climbing #bouldering #trad #dogs #optoutside #rocktown #lostwall #scc #climbstrong #flyfree #age #progress
I can't believe Dean and I have been together for 6 months already.  What a journey!  He had no training when adopted as far as I know, had a 2 month medical lay off, and now it's no secret to me who rescued who.  Perhaps before our 1 year anniversary we'll join a proper #schutzhund club!
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#teamdog #rescuedogsofinstagram #germanshepherd #malinois #workingdog #knpv #mansbestfriend
What does your dog's courage say about your relationship?  Dean is afraid of bodies of water, but cautiously waded in when I bid him to do so, no pushing.  We walked past a random retaining wall and the 4 foot jump was easily made first go and then a second time for video (➡️), so next up was the 5 foot wall with a steep sloped top.  Dean didn't make it and was very skiddish after, but his willingness to try on first command speaks volumes about our trust in each other.
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#trust #courage #mansbestfriend #rescuedogsofinstagram #germanshepherd #malinois #workingdog #shutzhund #ipo #teamdog
The last few cool days of spring brought my focus to varying definitions of "try hard." Yesterday I got a good reminder that I give 80% - 90% quite often, but 100% is still quite rare even after hundreds of ascents.  Then someone says, "I can't believe you're trying that in this heat", and I thought "Well I'm sure not going to wait for winter!"
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#climbing #bouldering #boatrock #samsara #scc #gratitude #excuses #fortheloveofclimbing #onemoveatatime
I love seeing drive and enthusiasm come back to Dean now that he's not condemned to a couch potato.  He really is smart enough that it tests and pushes me to keep my cool and lead us to the next level in our training and overall bond.  Here we've got our "home field", food, and about 1 min of decent focus.  An IPO-BH routine takes about 6 minutes to walk and needs done on the "away field" without immediate reward and unflinching focus for full points. #goalsetting 
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#rescuedogsofinstagram #germanshepherd #malinois #teamdog #schutzhund #ipo #workingdog #mansbestfriend
The rain held off and IPO-BH motion exercises seemed to be going well, so Dean and I did some impromptu protection work.  Now that he's healthy, it's given new vigor to our training.  All that genetic drive just waiting to be shaken up and put to use again!
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#rescuedogsofinstagram #germanshepherddog #belgianmalinois #workingdog #schutzhund #mansbestfriend #happytails #teamdog
Today is a big day for Dean.  On the right he is fresh out of the pound, 78 lbs and heartworm positive.  3 months later, after an 8 week long treatment, he is now 73 lbs, heartworm negative, has a vocabulary of almost 30 commands, and received a clean bill of health today to resume full play and work!
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#rescuedogsofinstagram #teamdog #germanshepherddog #belgianmalinois #workingdogsofinstagram #mansbestfriend #transformation