Tag Archives: calm

Trailering Skills, Sessions #169-172, 9-25-2014

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Atticus and I practiced hand grazing.  Each day is getting better than the previous day.  He is not pulling me around nearly as much and I can get him redirected without having to use the … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions 165-168, 9-19-2014

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For the past four sessions, I’ve been concentrating on walking Atticus around our parking area and yard. Why would this be part of trailering skills? In my opinion, I’ll need behaviors in place for offloading in strange places.  There’s no … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions 160-164, 9-13-14

We haven’t worked on this in months. Months! But why months of nothing, you ask? Stuff. Stuff got in the way. Stuff like a really severe winter around here. A winter where I just wanted to curl up in all … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills (#159) and Paddock Games, 5-27-14

This will just be a summary of what we’ve done in the past eight sessions and a correction of my training plan. In my last post, I said that I was planning of driving Atticus 50 feet for the next … Continue reading

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Making Strides – Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 5-27-14

Sophie and I are continuing on our program of loose-leash walking and she’s really doing very, very well. The last few days that we’ve been out, the weather not only has cooperated, but so have the distractions.  Either there weren’t … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills Session #151, 5-14-14

Today, Atticus walked nearly the full length of the lane to get on the trailer.  This was of his own accord as I was standing by the open side door on the trailer.  I did not have to go get … Continue reading

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Different Horses, Different Strategies, 1-2-14

I currently have two horses to work with, Atty and Ollie, and I decided to play with a stability ball that I bought just for them. It’s been hiding in my closet waiting for the “right” moment to finally blow … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Session #124, 12-3-13

Today, I set things up just like yesterday and the session ran essentially the same as yesterday, which I do consider to be a good thing! He got on the trailer, but when I went to back to do something, … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Session #109, 10-28-13

I have been gone about a week and wanted to get back to practicing trailering skills with Atticus today. But first, Peggy Hogan needed a still shot of him in the trailer. When the sun was in the right place, … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Session #96, 7-22-13

Atticus and I only did a short, playful session yesterday. I haven’t worked with him in over two weeks, maybe pushing three, so I didn’t want to set my sights too high. My daughter would be taking the truck and … Continue reading

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