Thursday, March 1, 2012

Doggie update

CorgisHaveaVisitor-0659Basil got good news at the surgeons checkup last month.  We have another four months of recovery before we can see how good he is going to be. Crossing my fingers his other knee stays healthy. Dogs with one torn ACL have a 30% chance of tearing the other so I'm hoping we beat those odds. He is in good spirits and is enjoying running around in the yard again.

Byron is doing great in agility class. Last night we made epic progress on the baby teeter totter. He walked down it himself and tipped it himself three times. The fourth time he hesitated and scared himself a bit backing up but he recovered and tried again. I'm happy to see how much progress he has made since December. His little brain has matured and he can focus for nearly a full hour now. He loves his contact obstacles!

CorgiWeaves are probably going to take another 12 months or so but I'm not in a huge rush for anything. With him being my third dog I want to enjoy the process more and have fun with him rather than rush to competition. When he's ready I'll know. Our major issue with competition is going to be other dogs nearby so I may do some Control Unleashed exercises and see if I can get him to learn to stay with me no matter what pretty Aussie is sauntering by the ring.

Bernie is typical Bernie. I took her to agility with me last night just to run her through some obstacles.  She did her typical thing where she ignores me and then runs back when she feels like it.  I ran her through all the contacts and did some jump sequences before she decided to go say hi to a new student there. That was probably the highlight of her evening.



Those are some recent iPhone photos of her relaxing! It's what she's good at.

The boys did have fun playing with their new Chase It toy. I'm glad I got a new one.

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