I realized tonight that we are officially training for open Our next show is in November and if all goes well, we should have our CD. I'm not one to rest on our laurels very much at this point and probably won't show in Novice all that much (we can keep our feet wet showing in Rally for our RAE (after we hopefully get our RE in November too :P) We started working on dumbells a long time ago with my very first instructor (thank-you Sherrie), so we are way ahead of most of my class in that aspect. We are doing retrieves on flat and over jumps (skipped right by that ear-pinch thing). We are also starting broad-jumps for obedience, and drop on recall. (needed to learn the "sphinx drop" first) and out-of sight sits and down. I just started to do all this stuff the last few times in training without really thinking about it. It just seemed like the thing to do. The great thing is that it has re-energized Emilu. She loves learing new "things" and this is right up her alley. It has even improved her heeling
YAY HOORAY!! Isn't this FUN??
We're now officially training for Open as well, and also Rally Advanced. I've been too scared to let Henry off leash for RA up until now, but with some offlead heeling under our belt, I'm hoping it will help!!
We've started doing DOR and the broad and high jumps as well!! Our big thing will be the out-of-sight stays. Eeeeep.
Henry seems to really enjoy the jumps!!
I'm glad Emilu is having just as much fun too!!
Gorsebrook Jackson Triggs, CD, RN, WC, CGN<br />Kelrobin A Twist of Fate<br /><br />
There are quite a few of you know training for Open! It'll be fun!
UCDX GRCH Dunn's Marsh Caleb of Waltona UDX3, OM3, RAE Canadian UD, RE
FallRiver's Micah of Waltona GN RAE, Canadian CD, RN
Us too! We're hopefully going to finish our CD in November too- I just can't make up my mind if I can handle showing two weekends before finals - eeep
I've started working with the down on recall with her on my own. The trainer and I have started working the retrieves and the jumps- it's very fun! Gabby loves it.Rally Advanced isn't bad as long as you don't walk past the signs!Originally Posted by henrysmom
<br />U-CD Of Love and Other Demons, CD, RE, CGC (Gabby)<br />Maverick<br />Saint Louis
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Ruby reached for her dumbell last night! Without even a command, and brought it to me! YEAH ROO ROO!
I'm so excited for all of you. Open is so much fun...especially with a Lab. ;DSo true. I think most dogs love to learn. It keeps things fresh and interesting for them. Remember to do it their entire life and you'll have one very happy dog.Originally Posted by patmIt will be fine. Just take your study materials to the show with you. There is plenty of downtime to study while waiting for your class to start/finish.Originally Posted by gabbys mom
When I was going to school, my boys were racing remote control cars one night during the week and both days on weekends. I just took my books with me to study and do my assignments. It worked out great because I was able to study outdoors in the beautiful weather and still spend time with my family.
<br /><br />Lydia, Murray & Essy in AZ<br /><br />Clear Creek's Mad About You CDX RE NJP OAP OFP ASCA CDX GSN RSN NGC TGO TNO OAC NJC HPN PS1 JHE<br /><br />Larkspur's Essence RE NAC TNN JHE
Getting ready for Open was tons of fun. And competing in Open was fun as well; so much more challenging, but that's part of the fun, right? And I know Scotty really enjoyed the retrieving exercises.