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!