Sunday, March 1, 2009

March 1

Only 11 days until Tim's graduation, and the pressure is on! I'm really going to make sure all of his good commands are in tip top shape, and make sure his other commands are up to par;

Today our exposure was Wal-Mart (hate the store); At every third aisle we'd stop and sit or down;
We did some recall in the dog food section, as well as a down/wait(stay), while I looked for a new collar for Texas.

After that we went through the toy section and played as many of the animated toys as possible; no reaction other than curiosity! (He couldn't figure out where the sound was coming from.)

I grabbed a shopping cart, to make one of the aisle smaller, and we practiced backing up :D

I'm am very proud to say that Tim will successful find a door and "Up-Push" without me standing beside it with a treat!
What that is, is him jumping up on the door with enough force to close it; gradually I would move away from the door when I told him to do it, and we'd practice on doors all over town, when we could...and its finally clicked!!!!!!!!!!


All in all a good training day. I hope tomorrow goes just as well.


Groomer Angie said...

WOOHOO!! Way to go Tim with your "Up-Push"! You'll get it done, I can tell you are devoted to your job, that makes it easier!
Oh, I posted pictures of my Dachshunds on my blog Sun. :)


Matilda said...

Good luck to you, Erin and Tim!

Madison and Andros said...

He;s doing great! Can't wait till he graduates!