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!

6 comments:

Diana said...

She looks awesome! When I was a kid, I would go to my neighbors house to watach "Batman" and "speedracer" . We werent allowed to watch TV after school at my house. I cant believe I watched those shows. I guess it was before 12 zillon channels and 24 hour cartoon channels. Only 3 channels, you took what you could get. Lol

Sam said...

I love boxwork so much. Jealous because we haven't done any in class in a while!

Sam said...

I think she looks great. She'll be able to be out there at trials with Breeze in no time.. you are SO good at teaching these darn dogs! (If I'm ever in CA, I'm dropping by for a visit and you're going to teach me a thing or two, LOL)

Kathy said...

If you are EVER in CA it would be so much fun to get together and all play agility!!!!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Great job - Liz IS speed racer! Mom used to love that cartoon and she hasn't heard the song in years - brought back memories!

Sara said...

Liz looks great. Glad you had a good class :)