Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sophie in the Shower, 3-31-13

I did two shower sessions with Sophie today. In the first one, I had to backtrack a bit and toss a couple of treats and lure just a bit. Then I could wait a little and go for shaping. Again, … Continue reading

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Sophie, the Foster Dog

Thursday, March 28, 2013: I planned to give Sophie another bath today. Actually, I’ve planned this for the past several days. The last effort a couple of days ago ended when she didn’t even want to come into my bedroom, … Continue reading

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Blooper Day, 3-29-13

This is what happens when I leave Atty alone with the trailer: And this is what happens when Atticus doesn’t want to stop playing with the trailer: Blooper Day, Part 2: This is what happens when Atty doesn’t want to … Continue reading

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Ollie, Frantic and Not so Frantic, 3-29-13

Ollie can start out quite frantic in his behavior, throwing body parts around all over the place. Then he can finish in a better place, but still not very relaxed. I’m looking for more relaxation and calm, thinking, deliberate movement. … Continue reading

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Atticus and Trailer Standing and Backing, 3-28-13

It was an interesting day with Atticus today. I thought I’d move our practice into the driveway/chute where the trailer is. I could have been quite a ways from the trailer or in the middle or quite close to it. … Continue reading

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Ollie Backing onto a Pedestal, 3-28-13

This is Ollie’s fourth (?) session practicing backing onto a pedestal. In many ways, he’s doing very well. In other ways, not so much. He seems quite nervous and worried and throws body parts and behaviors around. I’d really prefer … Continue reading

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Adding a Tail Tug as a Cue for Backing, 3-23-13

This is the very end of our session today wherein we practiced standing and backing. I put an old fence post down initially to help with keeping the backing straight. But I think it also helped to create a “side” … Continue reading

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Atty Standing on a Post

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Atty and the Barrel, 3-23-13

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Ollie Backing onto a Pedestal, 3-23-13

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