Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Take A Nap

We worked a bit on the Take A Nap trick and got it pretty much there with Bess. With more work I'm confident that I could get Bess to fully unroll the mat without a treat hiding inside, I just was wanting to move on to working on other tricks! Heffner started losing interest when there wasn't a cookie hiding inside the rolled up mat. He has the basic understanding of the trick, but I didn't spend enough time phasing out the rolled up cookie with him to really finish the trick. Either way, I'm happy with where we got on this trick and we had fun with it! And guess what! I managed to make a short video!LOL I cut out a lot of the initial work that we did with just going to the mat in the beginning. I was a little bored with it, so it got cut. I hope you enjoy!

A week from tomorrow the dogs and I head down to Lodi, CA for the big northern California great dane specialty!! I'm REALLY excited, but the list of things that I still need to take care of before I start packing on Wednesday night is growing! I kind of tend to forget about little things like doing the dogs nails and bathing both of them the night before we leave, and suddenly I have a lot less time in my evening. And this weekend we've got an agility trial on Saturday and all the Easter family stuff on Sunday. It's going to be a crazy next few days getting ready! It will be a much needed mini vacation though, and I'm looking forward to it.:0)


Mango said...

Did you guys hear about Honey the Great Dane's dog dancing competition? Sounds like it would be right up your alley. Here's the link

Mango Momma

P.S. Mango is entering. Sigh. Not sure how good he will be.

Schnauzer Days said...

Hello to Big Dogs from two Little Guys! We love that trick and are going to try and learn it too - Louis a bit slow so it may take a while! Nice to meet you, Dexter & Louis x

brooke said...

Cute trick!
Im currently trying to teach Darwin to spin. It's pretty funny, when I hold the treat out and bring it around her she spins slowly looking to see if I threw the treat somewhere behind her. hahaha