I've been working with Angel ever since I got her (3 months on the 18th) to get her do "drop" (down) on command - for some reason, she just wasn't getting it. Well, she just did! Several times in a row! And the last couple of times was with just the hand signal!!! She already has "come" and "sit" down pat. Now all we have to do is get "stay" and we're more than ready to start agility.

Debbie the Overdogged das at spamcop dot net
"Lying is such a harsh word . . . I prefer to say
we massaged reality" - Miss Grotkey in Recess
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I've been working with Angel ever since I got her (3 months on the 18th) to get her do "drop" ... she just did! Several times in a row! And the last couple of times was with just the hand signal!!!

WAY cool! Don't you just love those Hellen Keller moments?
Now all we have to do is get "stay" and we're more than ready to start agility.

Just as a point of note... I've found it useful, agility-wise, to differentiate between "stay" - used when I'm walking a course and need the dog to settle down and chill out on the sidelines - and "wait" -used at the startline when I want the dog ready to explode into action. YMMV. ;-)
I've been working with Angel ever since I got her (3 months on the 18th) to get her do "drop" ... she just did! Several times in a row! And the last couple of times was with just the hand signal!!!

Congratulations! Isn't it inspirational when you see the light bulb go on over their heads?
She already has "come" and "sit" down pat. Now all we have to do is get "stay" and we're more than ready to start agility.

You're always ready for agility, grasshopper, even when you think you aren't.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Yay Honey Bunny Used To Have Fluffypaws!
Debbie
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Michelle
Italy
These were too funny! Had to share!
Dog Haiku
I love my master;
Thus I perfume myself with
This long-rotten squirrel.
I lie belly-up
In the sunshine, happier than
You ever will be.
Today I sniffed
Many dog butts I celebrate
By kissing your face.
I sound the alarm!
Paperboy come to kill us all
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!
I sound the alarm!
Garbage man come to kill us all
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!
I lift my leg and
Whiz on each bush. Hello, Spot
Sniff this and weep.
How do I love thee?
The ways are numberless as
My hairs on the rug.
My human is home!
I am so ecstatic I have
Made a puddle.
I Hate my choke chain.
Look, world, they strangle me!
Ack Ack Ack Ack Ack Ack!
Sleeping here, my chin
On your foot no greater bliss well,
Maybe catching rats.
Look in my eyes and
Deny it. No human could
Love you as much I do.
The cat is not all
Bad she fills the litter box
With Tootsie Rolls.
Dig under fence why?
Because it's there. Because it's
There. Because it's there.
I am your best friend,
Now, always, and especially
When you are eating.
You may call them fleas,
But they are far more I call
Them a vocation.
My owners' mood is
Romantic I lie near their
Feet. I fart a big one.
And she performed another amazing feet (pun intended) this evening: I actually saw her jump onto the kitchen table from the floor. My 13 1/2" dog jumped on top of the 30" table. Now I know nothing in the house is safe from her. The cats especially are not amused.
Debbie the Overdogged das at spamcop dot net
"Lying is such a harsh word . . . I prefer to say
we massaged reality" - Miss Grotkey in Recess
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actually saw her jump onto the kitchen table from the floor. My 13 1/2" dog jumped on top of the 30" table. Now I know nothing in the house is safe from her. The cats especially are not amused.

Both Sassy and Spenser say that's to be expected. Dogs that size can do anything. OTOH, 18 inch high fences are not to be jumped. No matter what.

When Spenser was about half grown, he "cleared" the 36 inch high back of my mother's couch just because he wanted to get to the other side - and was too lazy to walk around.

~~Judy
"Dogs are not our whole life, but
they make our lives whole." Roger Caras
Kira, GSD, at one of her clumsy puppy stages, jumped flat footed from the floor to the kitchen counter, landing on all fours. If DH hadn't also seen it, I would have written it off as a weird '70's flashback.

Debbie
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