Tomorrow Breeze makes her debut run in a Standard run. I was working with a trainer who did not feel we should run Breeze on the dog walk because she was a bit of a spazz-so she has not done a standard run. I went home and trained lots of rear end awareness and playing on the board, then we spent the autumn and winter with frequent injuries,...but now she is ready to go....I hope ;-). So this will be our first standard run, and Ann Croft will be judging (she wrote the articles on Four on the Floor contacts that I used to train them originally) so how cool would it be if our Four on the floor works and looks pretty? I am not counting on it though, Breeze has been doing FANTASTIC with her contacts...but she always gets really over excited and it could all fall apart once we get into a trial. My goals for tomorrow and Friday are the weave entries, we have worked a lot on Breeze being able to check her stride and hit the entries, so hopefully....the contacts-hopefully they will hold up in the excitement of a trial and the start line. The start line is the iffy one, if Breeze feels a little nervous she will break and go around the first jump, so we have been working and lots of rewards for holding the start line until released and for going over the first jump...so we will see. So my goal is not to Q but to make sure my training holds up in the ring-so wish us luck!
The fun part of having a black/white border collie after having two more unusual looking dogs is.....YOU CAN GET LITTLE TRINKETS THAT LOOK LIKE YOUR DOG, LOL. This is a Build a Bear Border Collie, I got this way before I got Cricket, I thought I would get a cute like picture with Cricket ...seriously I thought she would just sit and get her picture taken....like what was I thinking...have I met Cricket??? I should have known, no sweet little sitting pictures today.
Check out that EVIL look she is giving that stuffed dog, hummm...what shall I do to that silly thing first?
As soon as I snapped the first picture Cricket grabbed poor Mini Me and ran to the chair-
Poor Mini Me was manhandled in the space of seconds...I have a sound box that barks in the poor stuffed dog, and Cricket thought the mini me was magical and was egging her on, just daring her to tear her stuffing out...
There is no mercy for stuffed dogs when Cricket is around...
Time to rescue poor Mini Me before my Build a Bear border collie is permanently damaged ;-) .