Saturday, July 28, 2012

Crate Config

With Ike gone, we revamped the crate configuration in the Element. Now everyone is in separate crates and there are three on the platform instead of two. We have the entire under platform and area behind the passenger seat for gear and packing. This makes life a LOT easier. Click on photos for  notes/labels of where everyone fits.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Weaving & Scratching

 Eden is now learning how to do "proper" weaves, aka, no luring ;-) We are using the 2x2 method and it's going really well now that I'm staying consistently working on it. She has one straight set of poles and one angled set and is doing it happily and quickly while looking ahead.

We also had a family "Scratch Off". We were challenged to teach all five dogs in five days to dig on command. At least 4 scratches in three seconds. We succeeded! Of course, we turned it into a competition.... ;-)

Eden was tricky to teach this to. Everyone else (except Eden and Limit), learned how to scratch by finding food under a towel and trying to get at it with their feet. Eden just laid down to chew through the towel! LOL So, I switched to the lid in the video and propped it up on myself and then had her jump into it and slide down - marking for feet movement, it went pretty fast that she needed to do *something* with her feet when I set it down but it took a couple of sessions before she figured out what. By the end she was enthusiastically digging on command and making really hilarious groaning noises :-D She makes me smile!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Brief Park Trip

Still hot, humid, disgusting. The dogs have been cooped up for too long so we took them to the park to run. No toys or food or anything to *make* them want to run, just let them go until they got too hot and then we packed back up and headed home into the a/c.

She's so precious to me :-)
She does enjoy a good roll!
Full pack photo fail.
Our girls :-)
With Kastle:
With Finn:
The rest of the pics are HERE.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Trip North

It was so hot at my parents' when we went for our visit that the pups mostly did this under the shade trees with the humans:
Corgi comparison! Poppy's bone structure is just so much heavier than Eden's.
Tugging with Kastle - she is holding the end with the smallest knot on it - she makes me laugh! :-)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Family Photos

I need to stop trying for group shots LOL They are always a disaster! It was extremely hot, extremely humid and I waited as late as I could for it to cool off and still have sunlight.

The outtakes...
The keepers.