So what is this Training stuff I mentioned in the previous post - well, actually it's lots of stuff - Conformation, Obedience, Rally, CGC, even Running in Harness which I love best of all.
It all started back at my old home and they taught me to stand, never to sit and how to be ok with people patting me and checking my teeth. I learned to stack out my legs and look handsome (and my trainer now says I have a very handsome "double stack" whatever that means.) I also learned how to show in a ring and to watch my handler and stay at the right pace with out tripping and falling. Believe me this can be tough for a gangly youngster like me!
However, due to some technical difficulties my Conformation career got cut short - literally! and believe me the cutting part was no picnic. I had to wear a stupid collar for a week, I looked like a megaphone! It was NOT good for my image. Anyway, then my technical difficulties first presented is when Jane and Steve at my first home had to make the really hard decision and find me a new home. That's when Brad (aka Dad) came along and stuck me in a BIG truck and stuck me in a kennel for 2 days as we drove to his new home. He let me out whenever we stopped along the way and I got to learn all the smells in Nebraska, and Wyoming, and Utah. That's where I live now - Utah.
Anyway, not a week after getting to Utah my second career started - Obedience! At first, I really didn't get this and it went totally backwards to everything I had already learned. Sheesh, Steve spent a lot of time teaching me not to sit and all Nikki (aka Mom) wanted me to do was sit. I was totally confused! After awhile it was pretty obvious that mom and dad would give me treats for whatever they wanted me to do, regardless of whether it was the right thing to do for conformation - I'll do ANYTHING for a treat - and that's when my Obedience Career started. Soon I will catch up with my sister the Priss Miss Loo -who is now officially Windy Jun O' Angel CGC. That means she's a Canine Good Citizen and that she can do all the basic stuff and be NICE about it. Ha, I'll catch her soon! Mom says I have to learn to STAY first, apperently that means for longer than 5 seconds - doesn't she know how LONG 5 seconds is! Seriously, I could squeek binky like 30 times in 5 seconds....Windy said she had to Lay Down AND Stay!!!...for a WHOLE minute for her CGC !!! That's FOREVER!!!! Ok, maybe the girl has some skillz, but I'll still catch up soon.