Friday night we went out to the barn to watch people practice agility and do some distraction training. This was Davie's second time out at the barn. I swear the first time we went out last week he walked on looked at me and said, "So where are the sheep? What's with this funny looking stuff?" We did a lot of tugging and sits, downs, nose touches etc. while other dogs where running the agility equipment. Davie was pretty focused on playing with me. Once he figured out he wasn't going to go dog herding.
|Not sure who has a bigger mouth!|
|Hey, you with the camera, bug off I'm playing!|
|Kimber from Eromit Labradors|
|Isn't she a beauty?|
The Sunday we went to a Rally Obedience Trial. I entered Davie in Novice even though I knew he wasn't ready for a full course. The idea was to expose him to a different environment in the training centre. He is used to going there for classes and seeing the same dogs. This gave him a new perspective of the place. He did the first few stations alright then became to verklempt so we just heeled around the room and went out. He was a happy guy as we left. And this was the whole idea. With Davie it is more about exposure to new situations and giving him confidence than about doing a competition. We have lots of time to do that when he gains more confidence.
|Just checking, did you read it correctly?|
|The pack, notice I am on the inside taking to picture!|
|Hey Shiloh, need some help?|