Tuesday, November 29, 2011

tricky t-day ~ 2o/2o

Chewy has been in an agility foundations class for the past 4 weeks.  Fun!  There is a blue merle sheltie in our class, who Chewy loves to play with. So cute!

It is a homework intensive class, not leaving much time for other "tricks".

Last class, no matter what skill we were working on, Chewy would find something, somewhere to do a 2o/2o.  It was hysterical. I was trying to get him to go thru  jump poles, but he was running up and down the dogwalk, doing contacts instead.  I was sending him to a table on the ground, and he would 2o/2o, waiting for his release word.

He does the same thing at home, on railroad ties, boxes, you name it....always hoping to be rewarded.

Right now, we are mostly working on holding the position and rewarding while I move around.

I don't take training seriously. I'm not sure if we will ever trial, nor do I really care.  I am simply thrilled that Chewy enjoys the classes and activities.  He pretty much thinks everything is a party.

Here's a video of Chewy's silly contact antics.


2o/2o from Sara on Vimeo.

I bring Oreo to all of Chewy's classes.  I've been giving Oreo the option of staying in the car, or coming in the building with us.  He has chosen the car every time!  I'm hoping that allowing him to "choose" will help Oreo understand that I'm not going to ask him to do things that make him uncomfortable.  Maybe, someday, he'll want to get out.  Right now, he's enjoying the car ride.

I am signing Oreo up for Silvia Trkman's  advanced tricks distance class.  Oreo LOVES to train, and I feel at a loss for new tricks.  Taking the class will give me some new ideas, and keep me motivated to do some consistent training with him.  Hopefully, in a few weeks, Oreo will have some new tricks to show you!

Monday, November 28, 2011

misty monday

Here is Misty being, well, Misty. Watching these old videos, I can still remember how her face felt in my hands. She was a sturdy ol' girl. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM11ZdaLQUQ

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Please!  Throw us some turkey!  We'll catch it in our mouths!"

I'm thankful for these two hooligans, and for all my readers who love them just as much as I do.

Monday, November 14, 2011

tricky t-day~ lion tamer

This week, the trick was on Chewy.  He had his first encounter with a cat.   Cute, itsy bitsy Sasha, duped Chewy every time.


misty monday ~misty's tricks


Boy, do I miss Misty's calm, gentle, slow trick training.

Monday, November 7, 2011

misty monday ~blooper reel

I was trying to teach Oreo how to jump in my arms, this is the blooper reel.  I love Misty in this video.  It is so her.

She was so patient when Oreo and I were doing stuff.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

tricky t-day ~ sing

This trick Chewy does with perfection. Love when Oreo joins in (around the 35 second mark).


Do you think he was serenading Heidi Klum?

Don't tell Chewy, but I think Oreo has a much better voice.