So while he sulked over by the couch—that was kind of shocking, that all he wanted to do was lie around and do nothing—I worked Juno, and that was great fun. Boy, was she up for working! She'd been butting in already, grabbing the bandanna and delivering it to hand with a flourish, like she was telling Kaline, "It's not that hard, see how it's done!" So we did some of that, worked on finding the heel position, finding front, recalls, various tricks. Good pup.
Anyway, hopefully we'll be getting together with Sonja this weekend, and she can magically teach Kaline a formal retrieve! We're planning to do the Circus Club horse show Saturday and a movie at the Stannie on Sunday. Kaline probably won't come to the second one, obviously.
|Kaline looking all noble this morning.|
First we worked on remote sits and downs, one of his strengths. It was hard to keep his attention today, though, because he was right next to a very attractive black shepherd mix named Nora. Nora looks very similar to Juno's boyfriend, Ellis; Kaline found her irresistible, haha. He did a lot better on recalls than I expected, given how hot it was.
We worked a ton on leave it, while I was keeping watch on him, Juno and another dog named Mancha (during jumping, since there were lots of us, we could have about six dogs out on supervised down-stays instead of tethered). Kaline got to where I could put treats on his paws and leave them alone. Now we need to work on him leaving it when the "it" is moving, or Kaline's moving. Still, progress!
|Chilling with the Big Dog.|
|Kaline doing a stand-stay!|
This woman did everything wrong. Peter was giving "please go away" signals as she approached, and they only got more intense. Instead of asking to pet him and/or coming from the side to let him sniff her, she dispensed with these niceties and just went for his head, no warning. Peter tried ducking away but she had him cornered against a wall. So what'd he do? He snapped, and she would have deserved the bite had it landed. Did she back away then? Nope, kept manhandling the clearly unhappy dog, until Kristin was able to get him out of there. The stupidity of some people fairly boggles the mind.