Monday, August 10, 2009

Good girl, Sabrina! More letters for Luther! Pretty Olivia!


Since Sabrina needs a new career in her mid-life, I decided to do obedience with her as well. Using a cookie just confused her as she has been programed for 6 years to stack & bait for food. Manually putting her bum on the ground was retaliated by dirty looks from the princess and an instant stand. So, last Monday I brought Sabrina to class so she could watch from the confines of a crate. Then I let her watch Luther & I practice later in the week from the confines of the dog yard. I then took her out... and she rewarded me by heeling & SITTING perfectly ... better than Luther!! She is now enrolled in the next beginners class that starts next week.

CH Visions I Have A Dream CGC

Luther graduated his beginners class tonight! First we did a pre-novice test, followed by a CGC test. Of course, he passed both.

He received lots of compliments and made many the new admirer. Next week we can start the club's rally & intermediate class. All I can say is I am having loads of fun as well.


Barb Miller sent me this beautiful portrait, photographed by Cheryl Prehm. It was taken at a Cappy Pruett herding clinic. On the left is her elegant Luca, and Olivia is on the right.

9 comments:

Katrin said...

Yeah!! Congrats!

Traci said...

Congrats!!!! :)

Sherilyn said...

Congratulations!! :)

penni said...

Good boy, Luther -- and good job Holly. Isn't funny how the dogs translate being left out into good behaviors?

Holly said...

Thanks everyone!

You are so right Penni. I LOVE dogs who mimic. My Doberman did. It was so hard being a novice dog person at the time to out-think him. Now I enjoy this behavior very much!

a corgi said...

congrats on all the dogs achievements! I'm glad you are having fun in the process too!

betty

Dawn said...

Sounds like its going very well for you! I love that Sabrina learned by watching. I tried to get mine to do that but she must be too brain damaged! cant wait to hear about Luther and you in the rally ring, I hope you love it.

cheri said...

Just saw this now. Olivia was such a joy to watch at the clinic! Just so you know Holly it's Cheri from Marestare and I'm Cheryl Prehn!

Holly said...

(((hugs))) Cheri! What a small world that it is that YOU are the talented photographer!