where the tails wag
Join Date: Apr 2009
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Training yesterday went very well. We trained inside at the club and all 4 dogs came along. I think I have figured out that if my brother is home, that is when Casey chooses to stay at home – ever hopeful that a hike or cooking spree may occur; in our house, anything that falls to the floor is fair game and the dogs often get to have hand-outs as well.
Faelan: Heeling, signals, go-outs, directed jumping, moving stand for exam, directed retrieve, figure 8, heeling transitions, ring entrances, ROF and just goofing around with toys. Oh and scent articles.
Towhee: Heeling, transitions (her fasts were off), directed jumping, stand for exam, downs at my side (probably 20 or so), retrieving, tugging, playing, figure 8, fronts , a few finishes, smack-da-baby, ring entrances
Brady: Sit, downs, get-it get-it get-it come, baby heeling, recalls with running through my legs for a treat, weaving around my legs, downward facing dog stretch position, shadow handling for front crosses, crate games. Tugging is on hold due to teething.
Casey: Heeling, directed jumping, go-outs, fronts, finishes, retrieve on flat, recalls, playing
Anyway, today is a rough day for me. Many sadnesses and passings not just on this board but among friends and family, so since this is Thanksgiving Week, today I give thanks that I am able to train my dogs, wake up with them all licking my face and wagging their tails so hard the bed shakes and surely the neighbors must hear the thumping or tails against the walls. I am thankful that Casey, Faelan, Towhee and Brady all share in my life and am thankful to all the dogs who have walked beside me but who now have silent footsteps.
Sharon with her golden crew Faelan, Towhee, Brady
and Aedan Running on silent paws beside me now and forever King , Rowdy and Casey You add obedience to the game,
not the game to obedience -- Shade Whitesel
Give up your goals,
Focus on the process -- Denise Fenzi