Today we’re joining our friends at 2 Brown Dawgs for This ‘N That Thursday.
As 2 Brown Dawgs says, “This ‘N That Thursday is for those times when you want to post about unrelated topics or each topic isn’t quite long enough to make up a whole post. It can be anything you want, so feel free to grab the button and join us!”
Delilah and I recently completed our third nosework class. Our first class was just getting the dogs used to sticking their heads in boxes in their search for food.
Our second class Ariane added a couple of every day objects, as their hunts won’t always be in a controlled setting.
This past week, she upped the ante even more, by placing the food in random places.
Most of the dogs really ‘get it’ now and become super excited to ‘play.’
I try to keep Delilah busy and distracted until it’s our turn, but the funny thing is after only two nosework classes she’s already associating the word “Ready” with hunting, as I slipped and used it while practicing our “heel” command. She instantly turned and started towards the boxes. Good thing I had a grip on the leash.
Now if I could only get her to respond that quickly to a recall.
I have another video that I’ll try to share tomorrow, youtube wasn’t cooperating.
Dog fight in Nosework
There was a dog fight in Nosework class on Tuesday and it wasn’t my dog. Is it wrong to be excited about that? I don’t mean about the fight, I mean the fact that it wasn’t my dog!
Here’s what happened:
Ariane said if we were comfortable and our dogs were under voice control we could let them off-leash. Most of us just dropped the leash because our dogs were excited and ran right to the center of the room.
Tegan who is about Delilah’s size (but I don’t know her breed) was ready to work, her mom released her and instead of running straight to the center of the room, Tegan headed for Ariane, but at the last-minute she veered off and headed toward another dog.
Remember when I told you about the little American Eskimo dog that was a little yippy? Yeah, that’s the one Tegan headed toward and Misty yap, yap, yapped right in Tegan’s face and Tegan said, “You did not just do that!” And she let Misty have it. Then Misty responded and whoop there it is.
Thankfully the dogs were separated and no damage was done. Of course Tegan no longer has the freedom of having her leash dropped.
Delilah being the nosy Lab that she is perked up, but I calmly told her it was okay and she was okay we maintained the status quo in our little area of the room.
I mentioned a couple of weeks back about trying to live a healthier lifestyle and sharing what I’m learning with you. I have a product review in the works for you and your pup and hope to have that up next week.
Are there any types of products you’d like to learn about? Any toxins you’d like replaced with a more natural product? I’d be happy to do some research. 🙂
This is the This ‘N That Thursday Blog Hop hosted by our friends at 2 Brown Dawgs.
Whatever you do today, make it a good one!