Monday, April 21, 2008

First time Herding (again)

I went herding yesterday and is was O.K. He was better the first time I had him on sheep. That was on December 8th of 2006. So long ago. He had to outgrow his Pano and we had such a long winter or I would have started last fall. Can't do herding in 5 feet of snow.I am planning on getting a lesson in every week. This is what I got him for. So much for me to learn and I hope that Shauna is going to be patient with me.

Friday, April 18, 2008

"Say Your Prayers"

This winter I have been teaching my dogs more tricks. In this picture is Ryddick saying his prayers. This one was easy to teach. He already knew the foundation and all I had to do was put is together. Foundation needed for this trick: nose target behavior, understanding of the clicker, front feet on chair behavior. Items needed: non slip chair, clicker, treats, piece of duck tape, in a quiet room. First I asked him to put his paws on the chair and relax. The elbows should touch the chair surface. Then I put the piece of duck tape in between his legs, near his paws. First thing he does is touch it with his nose. That was Easy! I let him do this a few times and then move the tape further back towards his elbows. Again, Easy! Pretty soon the tape is all the back almost under his chest. Continue to shape the target and then start adding the cue.You and your dog should have some knowledge of shaping.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Slick's Crown Jewel aka Ryddick

Never go to a friends house that has a litter of puppies or you'll end up with a present.
SlickCrownJewl aka Ryddick
Nickname: Mr. Boister
Breeder: Jan Krehbiel
Sire: One Slick Buck aka Slick
Dam: Tuff's Jewel aka Jewel
Born: 6-24-06
Black & White Border Collie

Red Baron aka Ryker

Pick of the Litter, two days old and squirmy
Nickname: Baby Boy
Breeder: Jan Krehbiel
Sire: Flash Kruger aka Kruiser
Dam: Tuff's Jewel
Born: 6-11-05
Red & White Border Collie

Danielle's LiL' Dude aka Raygen

This picture is of Raygen as he is coming out of the Humane Society
to meet Rylie for the first time
Nickname: Angel
Rescued at 4 month old from Rancho Coastal Humane Society
Born: 4-25-04
Australian Cattle Dog (red)

Rylie-Floribel aka Rylie

This picture is of her only two weeks old. Her mother was dumped at a vet while being in labor. Rylies 6 brothers, sisters and her mother died due to complications of larbor, leaving her an orphan.
Nickname: Princess
Rescued at 6 weeks old from Help For Homeless Pets in CA
Born: 1-17-03
Blue Australian Cattle Dog