Dino in His Draft Cart in test in Phoenix

Dino in His Draft Cart in test in Phoenix

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Dino Shows Off His Conformation Ribbons!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Obedience Class

He was definitely doing better by lying on the mat with the chicken. He was really cute and trying different things and then would lye on the mat. We worked on recalls with the assistant in the middle and me calling Dino. He responded pretty good. Heeling was better. I was just doing small, short steps with the treat at my left side and him looking up. By the time we got to the second class at 8 PM his heeling was weaker, so I just went off to the side while the others were heeling and we worked on attention and stays. We started on stands which I have done with him in the past. I am not putting a cue on it yet. Just backing up into him until he stands.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Obedience Class and Real Life Situation

Last class went well. We practiced a few more things. I was surprised that many people in the class didn't show up for the last class. We didn't stay for the second class because I was too tired.

That morning was pretty rough. I was walking the dogs as usual in the AM. I came across a man that I usually see. Dino went to see him and was very excited. He kept jumping on this man even though I was telling him to sit several times. I finally got so frustrated that I just pulled him off to the side not letting him see this guy more. I got so frustrated that I got mad at Dino for embarrassing me. I told this to Vicki later that night after class. She said what I did was fine to pull Dino off to the side and not let him keep ignoring me to ask him to sit. She said to ask him only once and then if he doesn't do it, then pull him away from getting more attention.

I think that will work fine. I know he will have a hard time at first because he gets so excited, but eventually he will get it.