Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Full Weekend

Wow, what a busy weekend! Saturday morning Bug and I had a rally lesson. He was a VERY good boy!! I had an attentive corgi for the full lesson even though I didn’t have time to cook him steak or pork due to being out late at the Maureen Hancock function. His heeling and halts are coming along. YAYAYAY!!!!

After Buggie’s lesson, Katrin helped me dremel Hush’s nails (I can’t find my dremel!!) and I helped her dremel Monty’s nails. Then we did a second meet and greet with Hush and Niche. Hush was fabulous. So fabulous we put Niche up and brought out Tom – and she could have cared less. Yay! Hush hasn’t known a lot of big dogs and I want to be VERY careful about introducing her to them in a positive manner. So far, very good! :) 

Then I took Hush for a bath. Holy cow does she have a thick coat. I cannot tell you how long I brushed her for and how much fur came out. After the bath, while I was blow drying her hair flew everywhere!! She looked lovely when it was all said and done.

My mum came down with her cocker/poodle mix Nellie in the afternoon. She has great doggie skills and got along well with Hush.

Sunday Katrin was doing a little lesson on dog distraction at a local dog park. I wanted Bug to go because I thought it would be helpful. I cooked steak the night before and was well armed. Due to the heat there were not that many people at the dog park. We stood outside the park and rewarded our dogs for reorienting to us. Bug was doing so well Katrin suggested I try some heeling. He was awesome! I was really pleased with my little blue boy. Next lesson Katrin suggested we set up a rally course. Progress!

8 comments:

Red Dog Mom said...

I know what you mean about thick coats on the girls. Years ago Marla gave me some great advice for dealing with it. Blow them out BEFORE you bathe them. So, blow & brush before bathing and after. You lose a lot less hair in the tub that way :)

Holly said...

What a great weekend! And that you for the beautifcation treatment on the brown girl.

Holly said...

@ Dina - my dog groomer does that on heavily shedding dogs when they come in.

We always go to a self-serve dog wash when they are blowing heavy.

Jules said...

oh! Great idea - I will try that next time.

penni said...

What great experience Hush is getting. She will be bullet-proof when she goes home.

Red Dog Mom said...

I've actually gotten into the habit of blowing them out before a bath all the time and sometimes instead of bathing. It gets a lot of dust out of their coats as well. Lots of times the deck and back yard look like a snowstorm has hit with all the hair floating around but I'm sure the local wildlife populations appreciate the extra insulation.

Kathy said...

I just got a blower and blew the dogs out before their bath and the hair came out in sheets, I LOVE that-my first experience with a dryer/blower was very positive! Glad you got a lot of hair out too, that is one of those things that makes you feel so successful ;-)...watch all that hair gone......I am impressed you got the dremmel done too, and the meet and greet sounds fabulous, what a great day! Sounds like the rally training is coming along very well, whoo hoooo-that is always good news.

Diana said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!!