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June 2017 training & logs

Plans, goals, training logs, accomplishments, struggles, brags to share as we move into summer here in the US (any other seasons as well ) ?


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Running on silent paws beside me now and forever King , Rowdy and Casey

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Heeling and fig.8 done by both this morning and Nugget was PERFECT not a flaw did I see and Hombre was very good but had 3 crooked sits on the halts. Articles done twice with each boy they were all found correctly but 1 front of Nuggets was " off" and Hombre had 3of 4 fronts crooked. Biggest mistake Was mine I thought Nugget had gotten wrong article and told him to find it again and he again picked the same one up which made me feel a little "STUPID" . When the dew dries up we will go in the yard and do rest of open and utility with both boys.
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Good agility class tonight. Nice focus with one quick dash to see our obedience instructor who was training in another group 😳. But came straight back. Contacts were a little rubbish so need to work on that.
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Just hugging my Faelan and smelling his fur. His brother Luke died yesterday (liver & spleen I think?) Plus another brother died of liver cancer a few years ago.

Tomorrow I will hopefully be back on track

I did head out at lunch to play & train with Finch for the 1st time in over a week, it has been raining so much!


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All I can say is 'Oyyyyy'

Proofing morning and each and every dog had issues LOL

I set up gating and jumps for DJ - I also set out chicken w/ garlic at the center stanchion.

Heeling with all dogs past the bait. They did well.
Signals Faelan, Towhee & Brady -- oyyyy! Divided attention and chicken to their backs -- they all had their troubles LOL
Recall with Aedan with his back to the bait -- he actually did fairly well after his initial hesitation
Go Outs & DJ: All dogs did well LOL so relieved to be able to get that chicken!! -- well Towhee & Faelan were sent 3 times and got the chicken the 3rd time. Brady & Aedan got the chicken their 1st go out.


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Just hugging my Faelan and smelling his fur. His brother Luke died yesterday (liver & spleen I think?) Plus another brother died of liver cancer a few years ago.
Kind thoughts for you - I feel your pain. Duster's dad died last month, age 6, of lymphoma. When I finished hugging my dog, I just wanted to throw crockery and break stuff.

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This morning after cutting the grass and rearranging the gating and jumps, Finley practiced directed jumping and gloves. On the first send for the go-out she decided to try and do the broad jump which was off to the side from where we were standing...oh my! The rest of the go-outs were good with the exception of the first send to the high jump when she decided to happily try the bar jump instead. I stopped her before it happened though and no more issues. Her sits were wonderful . I'm going to make a concentrated effort to rearrange the jumps and gating a lot!

Gloves...numbers 2 and 3 were very good. On the first send to number 1 she started to get number 2. I tried to reset and had the same problem, so we moved closer to it. Got it correct, did a few other things, and revisited it from the right distance and she was successful.

Banshee did a great drop on recall with just a signal. I'm very happy with that because dropping the verbal is relatively new. She also did the broad jump and is starting to work on Go-outs. From about 5 feet from the stanchion. Biggest problem with it is anticipation, but that's a good problem to have. She also did retrieve on flat and over the jump. Over the jump is kind of new so I still give direction, "over, take it, over, Great Job!"

Later on Finley did her articles on the driveway for a little added distraction, not to mention it was too nice to be inside. On the first send she thought she might like to go a little further from the pile and investigate a large pebble. So a second command and she went to the pile. Got it right, and was successful the next 3 times.

I think if I put chicken on a plate by the stanchion and sent either one of them, the chicken would win. But I think its a great idea



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Nugget s having an OFF day , heeling was sloppy and when we did articles he got the WRONG one . His utility today wasn't very good. Hombre today did both open and utility exercise and other than poor fronts and being a bit slower than normal ( it's already 85 degrees) his work wasn't too bad but still not nearly what I want from him. Next Sat. Both boys are entered in a trial with two in one . Nugget is entered in both utility and open in both trials and Hombre in utility in both trials.
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Today did not go so well. On recall she ran to the table at the ring entrance as at that moment someone put a bag of treats on the table there. So I need to work more on proofing.
Agility class yesterday was good - contacts were better. She ran some really nice sequences
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Class Thursday could be rated "exceeded expectations" according to my instructor. I was able to send Penny to a tunnel from behind a jump, send to a backside after the tunnel, flip her straight back in the tunnel without having to move towards it, and I took a shortcut for the rest of the sequence. The first sequence was nice too, but for the third one Penny kept shooting off for the wrong jump even with the instructor telling me what body position I needed to be in.

I took Penny to a fun match today that is in the same location as next week's trial. Great focus, she had a perfect start line and I rewarded with a toy after she took the first two jumps. Contacts were perfect, even when she had to do 2o2o with the table of people ten feet away and the judge a couple feet away. Then she went to say hi instead of taking a tunnel....that was my fault, I forgot to say she couldn't visit.

I heard someone say "that looks like the dog from A Dog's Purpose" as we went to the start line. That's a new one, but also only accurate comparison I've heard from a stranger so far, lol.

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