why go forwards when you can go backwards
i like my dog not to know where he is going until he thinks i know where he is going
merrygoround: double the information for the dog double the fun
oh consistency is very boring, i never do the same thing twice, i like to change up my hair color and my outfits a lot because i like the dog to get different information thinking its being run by different handlers
i don't like i connection i feel like he could see through my soul, see how i train my dog to look away from me
southern california humor?
yes, maybe here this time it will work
I give up on youtube. put it up on vimeo. whew!!!!
Stel just swallowed a small piece of stick. 2 inches maybe. She never swallows stick so I don't know if I need to worry? Do I need to make her puke? She always just chewsandspits but in the heat of tug and keepaway with Max she demolished and swallowed...
Stella was too busy barking at the ice fisherman this morning to poop.
And then she was too excited to poop when we got to class.
She sniffed, she thought about it, but she just wanted to get inside and get going.
Somehow she made it through the class without you know.
Today's general observation: Some days you can do a brilliant lap turn every time
and some days you can not even get one done.
Really good class today inspite of that one crappy lame lap turn.
A 23 obstacle course packed with loads of fun international stuff. Love that she throws this stuff at us.
Yep. "The trickle-down is coming!" she said.
Note to self: If me and Stel layer obstacles, it must involve serious like Maserati velocity
and honestly if it happens it is more likely a total fluke.
But, perhaps its something we can KEEP TRYING.
Yesterday's victory in class: Stella drove hard into the tunnel - wheeeeee!
It was the wrong end but she drove in - paaaarty.
Two little courses that were designed to make you think about where you wanted the dog to land for the next obstacle.
Note: You can not move lateral if you are already lateral.
Question: Is it considered ok---when the class is going over the various handling puzzles of the course with the teacher before everyone runs and you ask, what is the best way to get a tight turn here? and the teacher says it depends on the dog.
And thats the whole answer.
No offer of elaboration.
I mean ok, duh. But, to get SOMEthing more you then have to (take a breath) ask the same question two other ways.
I'm thinking the teacher is pissed at me for some reason. Not sure why.
If I take newish or at least not punctured or still whole possibly even with working squeaker toys to the park there are the people who feel well its on me if the toy gets f-ed up because dogs are dogs and it's really to be expected and really why bring nice-ish or favorite things to play with to off leash... and then there are other people not so different, in fact some are the same people, who then get upset and frustrated when I bring the beatup squeakerless, chewed up, one-legged toys to the park because then they are worried when their dogs get them they will demolish them and swallow the pieces...
Especially when she gets confused, I end up standing still or something and I'm all trying to move her with my hands. So OMD Challenge #3 was made for me. OMD has my number. As it turns out hands are much less important than your legs or your chest or your eyes.
I thought this would be really hard for us. I was so worried when I was walking the little course challenge. But, then you cut a hole in the garbage bag for your head and slip it on and something happens---it changes your brain. In a way that say just tucking your hands in your pockets doesn't. It forces you to have a different physical perspective. Anyway we did fine, I was very surprised and happy with how the challenge came out for me and Stella. We ran it twice with the garbage bag and then for our next turn we ran it without the bag but still trying to handle it the same way as with. I think I want to do more of this.
And this new info (for the scientists anyway, some of us knew already) about dog and human brains is cool.
matildasmom what should we plant? We certainly have the compost... And what an adventure to go out and pee on it in the dark!!! Presumably before the fruits and veggies sprout?
Do blueberries grow in these parts?