After the Easter break and the girls being home from school it is time to go back to routines. Iza is in heat/season so she So she swings from super focused to completely distracted. And the distraction can be anything from just a scent in the wind to a puppy whining as she is not allowed on the same side of the fence while we work. She feels very secure and ready in the parts that are included in the beginners class, but it is one thing to do them with treats and an un nervous owner, and another to do it in a competition - and that seems like we need to work a lot more to reach. But we are on it and when her brain is back in the game we will go forward. But at the moment we just try to do everything as easy as possible to succeed in all aspects.
Becca is still in rehab, much better but still not okay though she is on painkillers. I am a bit disturebed by that but we still work on our rally lydnads/ obedience routines. We have tried all the signs in beginners class and went to see one of the competitions recently to get a grip of the size of the competition area and the distance between the signs. I found it quite fitting for a dog of Beccas size, but to do that with a miniature poodle or a small dachshund must be quite troublesome- ti is far between the signs for them. For Becca it is quite narrow, but it easier to keep contact if there is something new happening all the time. So I fell that as soon as she is out of the painkillers we can make a try. I will do that with Iza too, as it is a quite funny way of exercising.
Ebba- well she is eating her way to the sound of the clicker and Leontine finds it very fun to actually be the one doing a lot of the work. We have tried "sit-lay down-stand" and started on the pick up part of retrieving. She happened to give me the mini mini rabbit dummy once, but that was really a one kind of thing. But She picks up, she carries and she might happen to bring it to me. That final part is always mor troublesome with a natural retriever than with others - so we begin that ASAP.
Well all of us write here, both humans and dogs ;) At least that was the plan but it seems it´s mostly me Robyn who´s attached to the keyboard...