I am back from my camping trip and it was so much fun. I really had a good time!
I picked up Sherman from the puppy-sitter and she gave him a glowing report I was very happy about that. She said that she was going to miss him. lol After that me and Sherman went to puppy class. It was a great class! Our CFR came from Colorado to lead our meeting and she did an awesome job. First we talked about problems some of the dogs were having and it was really interesting to hear all of her suggetions on fixing the problems. I also got to meet the two new babies that were picked up last week, Murray, and Maggie. They are siblings and are just the sweetest and cutest little pups. Murray is a darker red color and Maggie is a creamy carmel color, she is also as tiny as can be, and Murray is a really big guy and he is the fourth largest boy at birth. WHEW! Both did wonderful at the meeting! Anyway, we learned how to play with our dog on a long line. I loved learning that because I have never been shown it before. I loved the technique and when Barb took Sherman he did great. He was very responsive to her, and listened really well, and he really enjoyed the game. All the pups did great! Now I need to go out and get a long line, I have never really known how to use them before so never needed one. I am exited to be able to play outside with him and have more control over what he does! We also introduced the dogs to a weird surface. It was a piece of plywood and a 2x4 first we had the dogs just walk over them first and let the smaller pups sniff and investigate. Then the plywood was propped over the 2x4 like a ramp and the dogs walked over it again, and sniffed it again. Then she pulled the plywood over the 2x4 like a see-saw and the dogs walked over it again. This time a few of the dogs tried to walk around it, so Barb blocked one side and the raiser had to walk on the other to have the dog walk over it. Most of the dogs walked over it fine and then sped up on the other side when it went down. That is what Sherman did the first time so Barb had us do it again and the second time was great he didn't care that it was moving at all. All the dogs did great!
Saturday, July 14, 2007