Teach and Tucker have continued agility lessons. She has us starting the weave poles (the part of agility that has always intimidated us) using the 2x2 method. We're still on 2! Teach and Tucker love to play with toys in the house but outside its a little different. So I got a Tug-It on our trainers advice and stuff it with yummy treats. Tucker will sprint after it but is reluctant to really bring it back. Teach just licks it ... haha!! Silly puppy. So its a learning process and we'll get there eventually. The weather also hasn't helped our training time since the yard is a swamp half the time.
Tucker is also learning to take, hold and bring me the dumbbell. Unlike Teach who HATES it, Tucker LOVES it. Here's two short videos, one of him taking it while sitting for the first time. We have tried this in the past and his butt always pops up after I give it to him. This time he stayed sitting ... good boy! And the other is him bring it to me. This was also the first time he let me grab it from him before dropping it. We're getting there. (And you'll see Teach waiting patiently in the background while we work).
What else have we been doing? Well we had a dog show in Huntington over July 4th weekend. We got to spend the weekend with my sister and my niece. Madalynn loved having her dogs with her and Tucker loved being there! It amazes me with how gentle he is with her. He'll take our fingers off for food but when she offers it to him he just lips it from her. Love a Collie! They will be trouble when they are a little older!
Tucker was entered in both days of the show in hopes of some more points on our quest to his AKC Championship. And we accomplished that. He got Winner's Dog (over some really nice dogs) both days to bring our total points to 6!! If you'd like to watch how he did below are the videos.
I'm very proud of my little blue dog. He has improved so much in just a short amount of time. I loved going back and watching the videos from our first shows and see how much we've improved and become more of a team. So fun!! And I'm very thankful to our breeder, Shelley from Wild Wind Collies for giving me the chance to buy this goofy boy.
So what has Teach been doing since this is his blog and all and we've talked mostly about Tucker. He's been a good big brother and had fun tagging along. I entered him on Saturday of the show for a chance at our first leg for his CD title. But the obedience ring was running ridiculously late and Teach was getting stressed from being there so long (and so was I from having to wait) so I decided to just not show him. We've been down the road of almost ruining him and making showing not fun and I have him back to where its fun so I want to keep him there. I thought it was best for both of us.
|Having a slumber party with their girl, Madalynn.|
That's about it for what's been going. It doesn't seem so lazy when I write it all out.