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Monday, June 9, 2008

Sunday In The Park

Yesterday was the first day of "Sunday In The Park".  A group of us dog people are going to get together every Sunday and train with our dogs.  It is a fun way to get to know new people and to work our dogs in a new environment with lots of distractions.  Many people stopped by to visit our dogs or to bring their puppies by for some socialization, or just check out what was going on. One of the ladies who joined us yesterday had her little (or not so little) Bernese puppy, Tucker, out to visit.  He was very cute (of course) and he is related to Bosley.  

Bosley and I got our first conformation lesson.  It was fun and Bosley did better than I though he would.  If I keep a treat stuck in his face, he has little problem standing still and letting someone examine him.  I just need to learn how to stack him properly and all the etiquette rules that go along with being in the show ring.  We also did some rally obedience and a novice obedience run though.  Maggie did quite well in both.  Often when we are outside, the smells on the ground are more interesting than doing obedience, but Maggie was distracted very little.  She even did well in her novice run through (even the off leash heeling) and her stays were great, considering there were lots of people and dogs walking past us.  Bosley was a bit more distracted than Maggie and had a bad case of the "sniffs".  We just need to keep doing more work outside.  He has done very little obedience outside, except in our yard, so he needs lots practice with the outdoor distractions.  

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Bosley going for show soon? Actually Chloe & faith are going for show too end of this month. Chloe has lost alot of weight already & is ready to be groomed soon by a professional Golden Retriever groomer. There isn't much to be done with Faith but her breath needs to be freshened up. BOL! I'm not going as I don't have the correct standards of a Golden but mommy said she will make me try some day. Who knows, I might even get a ribbon or two! Hahahaha!!!

    Butt shakes,
    Solid Gold Dancer