Friday, May 7, 2010

Cricket is getting the hang of Lefts and Rights

I just love her eyes....



One of the things we have been working on is "rights" and "lefts" with fading out cues. I do notice in the video that because I reach over to get the food and then go back for right I end up doing a bit of a body cue, grrrrr. I will have to video that in some other places with the food elsewhere to see if I do that all the time. But, we are getting there.

Cricket is 7 months and she is definitely has a LOT of energy and focusing is harder for her lately, there is just so much to see and do,...so many cats that NEED to be chased and so many people to say "hi" too. LOL. Even with all that energy, Cricket still makes time in the evening to cuddle, and I love that about her!


8 comments:

Diana said...

Good work!! Diana

Sara said...

That's awesome. I've never really worked on fading the physical cue with Oreo. He only needs a very slight movement of my hand, but I still think he needs some movement from me....I'll have to see if I can fade it.

Nat said...

Cricket is getting to be such a grown-up girlie! I love her type, she's so slim and her coat is just the right amount, not way too heavy like in some BC's! She's beautiful.

Morganne said...

Very cute! What a smart girlie!

kiwichick said...

Good job! I need to teach Rift left and right too.

AC said...

Cricket looks like she can focus pretty well, even if it is spazy 7 month old focus! I'm amazed at what dogs can learn. Nice work with her!

ps-the falls we went to today were at Eaton Canyon in Altadena (close to Pasadena).

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Great job!! Cricket is doing so well with right vs. left! She is one smart and very pretty girl!

Sam said...

That's awesome! I WISH I could teach Marge to turn like that without any physical cue at all. Cricket is going to have some smokin' back crosses once she gets on course!