Monday, November 2, 2009
Liz Speed Racer at class November 2, 09
Liz had her class tonight. Actually this is her first class she is the only dog I am working and she is doing marvelously....for her ;-). It is funny she does much better going around the yard and to the line off leash, something I would never trust her to do before because of her zoomies. She is so responsive when she understands what I want--translation when I am clear with my cues and she is doing something she understands, and if she does not understand and I try to fix things....she is LOST and really frustrates easily. So the box sequences was one we did tonight on this side of the yard that Lizzie works best in, except where I was out of position she did gorgeous work, and when I was out of position she did what I told her, even if it was not what I wanted, LOL. The object discrimination exercises on the other side of the yard was the side of the yard that has more shadows, the pee area, the empty pool and required me to try a few things with her ... that were a lot tougher to keep her happy and not frustrated, I lost her once, but the next exercise she was back working again. All in all, Liz is coming along, her handler....well, to tell the truth I think I am coming along too, LOL!