turning out to be an AWESOME agility dog and a terrific dog to be with.
She's such a charmer! All my students just love her. She is so, so
funny! I could tell you stories about the funny things that she does.
I'd need a lot more time and more space than
Another thing. I've been working with her for the last six months to get into one of the chairs at the farm and wait for me to call her. It's a great place for her because she's out of the way and yet right there for me to call her if I need her as a demo. She knows "Get in your chair" and will fly across the agility area and leap into a chair. For a while, she would hit it too hard and flip the chair over, then climb onto the back of it on the ground. Now she's learned how to get into the chairs without flipping them.
The funny thing is how she has decided to improve this game. She has
decided that she has to stay
in a chair, but she doesn't understand that she has to stay in JUST ONE
chair. She'll sit in her chair for a while, then get bored
and will walk or leap from one chair to the next. If the other chair is
a little too far, she leans way over and you can see her trying to
decide if she can make the leap. Sometimes she does and tries so hard
not to knock the chair over and balances on it until it falls or
settles. She also walks all across my students laps if they are sitting
in the chairs. She just walks across from one person to the next,
getting hugs and kisses, or just passing them on her way to another
chair or another person.
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