Sunday, October 3, 2010

A good weekend

Well, just got back from a long walk with Tangle. We purposely went pass fences that we knew had barking dogs. As we went on our walk he got treated any time he looked at me. When we started to hear the barking dogs, I would tell Tangle "watch" he would look at me and get treated for not barking. If he started barking we would move further away from the fence to distance where he would relax. He got treated for being relaxed again. By the end of the walk he was getting so he could move (not run ) away from the sound to a place that felt safe, he was also looking at me. Good boy!!!

On our walk we encountered: burrito dogs, rude lunging dogs, polite dogs, playgrounds with kids (he LOVES kids)

The older two BCs went to USDAA trial this weekend. We had some outstanding results. Both Tip and Split got Team Q's for Nationals. My most proud moment was when a train was going by and Split went to the start line, waited until I released him, and ran an awesome run with me. He is VERY afraid of loud noises. After we finished he did beg to go to his kennel, but that is fine! Split is now in Master's jumpers as well!!

Of special note, Split made all his AFrame contacts this weekend!!! Remember, we have been retraining from 2o2o to running.

Tip did an awesome job this weekend. I am growing to expect that of her finally!!! Boy, we have come a long way and I wasn't sure I would ever see that day :)

Things we need to work on from this weekend: Split's weaves! He still isn't hitting those 100 percent of the time and he is old enough to be solid on those.

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