Here is a cute story about Gigi (of course). She does not like getting her skin drops (tips of her ears, neck and the side of her body) and she will roll on her back, move around or do anything to get away from it... and that resulted in lots of yelling from me. I know, I suck as a mom. So yesterday while she was laying down on the couch, I took her skin drop and a fortune cookie and put it on the little coffee table right in front of her and I pointed at it and asked "Do you want it? If you do, stay still." And then I repeated that message again. Guess what? She stayed still the entire time. No joke. That shows she understands. Oh yes, she does. And yes, she did get her cookies (not the whole thing). I will repeat this "experiment" again tonight. I already know that she understands when I ask her whether she is hungry or anything that has to do with food. ;) These little furry ones know/understand more than you would think. They just play dumb.
Confusing rally terms. I am all mixed up. Gigi decided to be sassy and gets who get "yelled at"? We practiced a little bit after class outside on the grass and she was very quiet. WTH? But it was fun. And I also noticed my left finger nail polishes are all chipped, which they weren't before the class. And we know who did it. A certain long shaded-red dog.
Happy Monday. I have this great picture and affirmation to share with you. If you "don't do affirmations", look at it as a wise saying and a way to look at life. WHY would you want to be unhappy and sad when you can deliberately CHOOSE to be happy. The choice is in your hands, literally. :)
We had a very fun agility day today. It is always good to run with her. She is the shortest in class and possibly the oldest in class as well. Today's class has 20 obstacles and a few discrimination (tunnel/dog walk), she did very well. I "lost" her a few times, but she came back to me (LOL). And she was not sniffing, so that was good. Trainer said I won the fridge magnet award (or something like that. ha.) today.
Today is rally day. I know Gigi loves it and I am kinda excited about it too. We practiced the following:
attached "verbal que" to heeling-have pup sit, say heel... once pup move fwd, treat
down-speed, duration, distraction
Happy Sunday. This morning I went to Target to get "stuff" and some cheese (for Gigi), some shower spray (must have for showers) and I found this granola again! Yay. I tried it many months ago in a small single serving pkg, it was nom. Like dessert for breakfast. Reminded me of the yummy "Chocolate Delight" (I think that's the name) from Trader Joe. It's very delicious to me, the chocoholic. :)
I am the admin for a work project and at today's meeting, the project mangers and myself got a little nice surprise! Ruth, the nice lady got "tailored" and thoughtful gifts for each of us. As a dog lady herself (2 handsome shih tzus), she got Gigi a present. :)
Here is our newest training video. ;) We practiced right pivot yesterday in class and for some extremely stupid reason(s)?! I forgot to lure Gigi with food... expecting she knew what to do. So I pivoted and she was still sitting behind me. LOL.
TGIF! I hope you all will have a grand 4th of July weekend. Me and Miss Gigi were invited to a BBQ, so I am excited. I am not sure what Gigi can eat though, because she threw up again last night. :( I didn't give her too much food... and I don't know what to do. But she has good appetite and is in good spirit. So who know. What I know is her tummy is sensitive. And I will be very happy the day I don't have carpet any more. :P