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Blue
Dog - Australian Shepherd Mix
Birthday: 5/31/2011
Age: 6 Sex: M
Clifton Park, NY
Owner : nancyroberts
Member Since : 7/25/2016
Blue
Last Logged In : 9/21/2017
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9/13/2017 : Trick Dog, Class #1, 9/12/2017

Last night was my first session for the new trick dog class. There will be 3 other dogs in my class. We started this class with some basic foundation things, but most of the dogs have some other prior training with agility or such too. There is one other therapy dog in the class, like me! First we did simple hand-shake, but then also had to try other paw, which I had to try hard at since I must be left-paw! But, I was doing it pretty quickly. Then we tried fist-pump, just touching hand with paw to get treat. I still wanted most times to hook paw over the hand like shake, so this will take some work to know the difference. Next on to target to try first to touch nose to hand, first one side then other, and finally try without treat, which I did good with. Then, touch target on ground, which I was learning, and did sometimes with my nose like I was supposed to, but other times wanted to paw it with my foot. So, this will take more work too. Mom has to practice with me everyday for homework. This morning she was practicing everything a couple times (except we didn't have time for the ground target, so practice that tonight).

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Jasper
Jasper
9/16/2017

Blue, it sounds like you are going to be god at the new class. I'm so glad.
The storm knocked down three trees in our yard and one out front near the street.
Only thing that got hurt was the antenna on the second truck.
We will be back on our blogs Monday.
Love you. <hugs>

Honey
Honey
9/14/2017

WOW that's a lot of things to learn in one lesson! I still have trouble and don't even do the shake thing! Never the less the fist pump! You're smart for sure Blue!

Doogie
Doogie
9/14/2017

WOW! That sounds like a lot of work, Blue... but... it sounds like it's fun, too! Especially the treat part, hahaha! I'm glad you like it and keep up the good work, ok?

Raffikki
Raffikki
9/13/2017

Hey Blue! Sounds like you had fun and did well with your class! What awesome things that you are learning!
Love,
Raffikki

Sugar
Sugar
9/13/2017

Hello Blue~
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!
That class sounds like fun! I bet you are going to do great!!
I can see how shaking and fist pump would be hard to tell apart. I know you will figure it out because you are such a smart dog!! How often to you go to the class?
Birds use target also. They use a stick and point to a place they want us to go! I think it probably takes longer for a bird to learn that then a dog!!
Enjoy the day and keep me updated! It's so exciting to hear about your classes!!
Love and hugs buddy!

Precious
Precious
9/13/2017

You are top dog in my book. I know you will do well in this class. Love, Precious

Sissy
Sissy
9/13/2017

You will do pawsome in this trick class!

Jackson And Violet
Jackson And Violet
9/13/2017

Sounds like a great class and we know you will do awesome you think you could teach us some tricks... XO

Princess
Princess
9/13/2017

Good for you and your mom Blue! Practice makes perfect!

Tillie Audriana
Tillie Audriana
9/13/2017

Sounds like a lot to learn Blue! I know you will do very well in this class for sure and don't forget to do your homework! Have a great week my friend! :)

Polly Doodle
Polly Doodle
9/13/2017

and Daisy: Hi Blue, we're sure you will get all the things they are teaching you in class, and with only 3 others in class with you, you should get lots of individual attention, too. You can do it!
Mom has a red face this morning. She thought she had a 10:10 tour at the museum, so she rushed around, got everyone fed and we got a quick walk. Then she got there at 9:30, only to find that her tour is this afternoon at 1:40. She came home and checked her calendar, and sure enough, she wrote it in wrong. We might have to teach her how to read a schedule, haha. Hope your day is a good one today. Hugs!