Well, we're not doing great. Though I went into it not expecting anything, so I'm not really disappointed. I'm just really happy that I'm not super nervous anymore. The first day I was sweating like crazy but today was very relaxed.
A couple of problems I'm having are Floss being distracted by dropped bait on the mats and showing her teeth. She's like a freaking vaccum. She isn't so bad but she goes for it at the most inopportune times. I'm not sure why she's decided to be pesky about showing her teeth. She's been doing great at our handling classes.
Anyway, I'm having fun. I'm excited about going to more shows. I'm way more relaxed and I think we'll just keep improving.
Floss's sister got a couple of points today. She was Winner's Female and Best of Winners. She's a very cute puppy.
Here's Floss with her sister and mom. Please ignore the dumb look on my face.
lol, here she is vacuuming the floor.
<br />Windanna's Fairy Floss
As long as you two are having fun, everything else will fall into place. She is a puppy and you can let her act like a puppy. I don't know about everyone else, but when I see a 'robotic' dog in the ring, it doesn't stand out to me as much as a puppy at its first show being a rodeo dog!!! ;D Floss looks like she's a nice girl and with enough experience, she will go far!!! Good luck and keep it fun, for both you and Floss!
You can work on the dropped bait in class, or we do anyway.... I'm sure your instructor wouldn't mind. Just make sure she doesn't get it, or she'll be hooked on floor vaccuming forever!!!
And the Dostaff Girls:
Abby, Anna, Ava, Brandy, Cali, Holly, and Ruby (and Dixie, too)
Look at the pic of her diving at the food and see where he collar is. If you keep it up around her ears, you will be better able to catch her before she leans into the collar.
The most important thing for both of you is to have fun ;D
To err is human:To forgive, canine."
Here is a link to doing clicker training to correct the "sniffing ground for treats". I just came across this today. I have not tried it myself (don't have puppy yet ;D ) so someone more experienced might be able to comment further. Sounds like it is worth a try though. . .
I agree, pull that collar up right behind the ears. She won't be diving anywhere, you really get power steering if you keep the collar up there.
Nice pics. Keep having fun!
Ooops. I see I did not actually insert my link LOL
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HEre it is:
Let me know what you think!
Nice to 'see you' Andrea! ;D
Atta girl Floss ~ you keep at it! It will come!