Kye & Coops Mom
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Texas
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I take Kye to class early to throw a ball, work on simple stuff but mainly to try to tire her a bit out, but we cannot make a full class yet. As soon as we walk in class, Kye wants to keep going and is bored with the walk, stop, walk stop. She will sniff the dog in front of her, want to cut across to the one on the opposite side. When we line up 9 times out of 10 before our trainer can get to her she is trying to reverse and be looking the other way at the poor dog behind her. I have learned when she hits this, I step outside the ring and we walk, run, makes turns, she jumps a few times and whirls her butt around in a happy dance. When all feet are on the ground and she looks "done" we re-enter and continue. Most people claim she is a "sweet handful", others say "Bless your Heart"....I try to nod and smile.
But I am that gal you see before class way back in the pasture running, with a dog who is 1/2 pulling, 1/2 jumping and having a definately good time, whether her human is or not. While cooking breakfast this AM either Kye or Coop brought in a stick that was so long I don't know how they got it through the doggie door. Then proceeded to shread it and stick pieces all in the couch cushions. Looked around the corner to see my couch had grown spikes!!! But can say something good, Kye is getting really good on our walks after she tires a bit, will turn on a dime either way (if I don't get my clumsey feet in the way). This is just happening and so glad, but we have to walk fast, and I talk to her as we walk to alert her to a change. Good, but I can't walk this fast all the time...if we walk slow, Kye will pull me down the street, so short lead and faster. So we are seeing some kind of progress.
Notice how when they jump they have grown so much they can almost jump taller than we are??? Oh My!!!
Cooper Pooper Scooper is doing so well, but totally opposite of Kye. He likes to stroll, to sit on my foot at "sit". We can walk and he must learn to move more away from my leg as he bumps into me a lot while he is looking around. He will find a bug, stop and spend a full minute watching it, no matter what I do to get him moving. He likes to walk, but I bet if I took his lead off he would stick right at my side. At class I have to say Coop Heal or he would continue to sit! During the talking part of class Coop sleeps, while Kye at her class will try to sneak on her belly to another dog. I sit on the floor with Kye and scratch her and pray a lot this will be enough.
Don't get me wrong, Kye makes life exciting, so easy to train and into everything, but geez Coop is a blessing!
Deb & My Golden Kids
Kye & Coop - the loves of my life
My little Biewer Yorkies - all 7 of them!
Sadie & Okey - my mini aussies
I want to surround myself with people who are "Cracked" for they are the ones that let the Sun Shine in.
Last edited by Deber; 01-21-2012 at 03:44 PM.