Tag Archives: Dog training

Zip goes to sheep

Finally, at age 3-1/2 years, Zip got to go to sheep. Yes, she did meet them at about 6 months of age, and was wonderful, but she’s been busy since then… or not… anyway, she’s now in Sheep 101 and is “into it.” Maybe. She does tend at times to wander astray, but I think there’s something about the scary beasties out there that worries her. Time will tell, as they say.

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Today is the first day of …

What is your dog doing right now?  OK, good, she’s lying on her bed, being quiet, maybe even sleeping.  So you have time to read this short post. Your dog has the self-assigned task of watching you all day, every day, as long as you are in the same space. This is how she knows when it’s time to go for a walk, when dinner is going to be served, when you are preparing to leave for a while –

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Weave training, Joon, day #5

“But,” you say, “what happened with the action-packed report from day #4?” Well, we did pretty well, but it had become increasingly obvious to me that I was not sticking to MY criteria of minimal movement and keeping my mouth shut. With our session yesterday, she actually started to shut down at one point because she just wasn’t getting it. She kept running toward the poles and stopping, and it’s pretty clear from the video (which I won’t share) that

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