I'm back from the land of the Cyber-dead, since my ISP is now back up and working. I will catch up with the SocNet scene soon!
The last few weeks I've been working Loki and Juno on different behaviors. Here's Loki below (in the videos, not the photo!) doing some retrieve, directed jumping and heeling work. For the record, I work Loki and Juno at the same time and switch off. But the videos are edited for each dog. You can see the progression of work in both dogs as their behavior tightens and they become better. I'll start today with Loki's videos and bring you Juno's later this week.
Please excuse the poor editing and lack of music. I'm not as proficient as the easy-to-entertain-relentlessly huge when making my videos. Let me assure you, it took me hours to go through several days of video rolls and piece out the progressions.
"What? Movies on working? Oh the horror! Wake me up when it's over!"
First Loki learns to pick up different objects. Don't be fooled. I've been working the PVC pipe for a year. It's very hard to get a dog to pick that up. And because the objects are not toys, and don't feel good in their mouth, getting a dog to retrieve anything other than food or a toy is very hard! I don't have any video of him learning to put the object in his mouth, but I do have it of Juno and you'll see how it progresses when you see her video.
Then Loki actually uses his noodle and puts two totally different tasks together. I nearly dropped dead. At the end, there's some fun play and obedience work.
Finally, Loki tightens up all his behaviors and shows me sometimes he just has it!
(Yes, I know it's March. I know I know my header is not updated! I'm getting to it.)