and was such a good girl! Her sister is in the class too, and it's very interesting to see the similarities between them. Sally is a bit more reticent, but both puppies were able to work through and get to most of the obstacles.
We worked on shaping attention, rear end awareness and strengthening through tricks, stays, and introduction to several obstacles - the tunnel, chute, wobble board, table and ladder. Next week we're working on getting the dogs a bit more toy-driven, and more obstacle work. Looks like we're gonna have loads of fun....
A local trainer that has a MAD (AAC masters) aussie, Rene' DeVilliers (All about Dogs). I'm also doing informal sessions with a friend of mine, also with a MAD aussie. When Sophie is a bit older, I may also do private lessons with either Cheryl Rogalsky (formerly on the Canadian Int'l team) or with some luck, Arlene Lehmann (also on the Cdn team, teaches Susan Garrett's methods)
If I win the lottery, I'll be off to a Garrett camp this summer.. if not, we'll just keep muddling along on our own.