Thursday, February 4, 2010

tRicky T-Day!

We made a super short video a couple months ago of me hugging a toy (it was shortly after Lian posted about Sing and Sizzle learning the same trick). The motion to hug with my feet was easy for me since I already knew how to put my paws around the cane in one of my cane tricks. I am still working on this trick - trying to hold the toy for a longer time and also trying to sit up pretty (beg) and hold it. But we thought we'd share this one good shot of me hugging any way. Blink and you'll miss it!




I also have another video to share with you - remember my power of extreme focus on the cheese video from last week's tRicky t-day? You know - where nothing mom did would make me look away from the cheese? The truth is I actually do know the "watch me" game and that same night, we made a video of me looking away from the pile of carrots on the floor and up into mom's eyes - mom cut her head off in the video so you'll just have to trust me that I am looking right at her! LOL! And for those of you who think carrots are much easier to ignore than cheese - well you don't know how much I LOVE carrots!





Worked on my emergency recall again today - we went to a park that we don't frequent much. There are some big grassy areas and lots of places where I can see cars going by on the roads. Mom put my 30 ft. long line on and held one end but pretty much let me wander where ever I wanted. When I got 30 ft. away, she blew the whistle and I came flying back to her and found out she had brought turkey!! Then we walked around and mom waited for me to see the cars - I got all excited and fixated on them and started to run towards the road (it was still quite a distance away - a football field length away probably and I was on the long ling - don't worry - mom was taking NO chances) and she blew the whistle and I whipped my head around and ran to her and got tons of turkey!! Mom did the same thing to me about 3 more times (in different places as we were walking around) and I chose her over the car each time! Hurray for me! But I was definitely far enough away to be under threshhold. And mom did not wait for me to fixate and fixate on the cars before she blew the whistle. Still we feel it was a positive recall day!

Gotta zoom!

Ricky

13 comments:

Kathy said...

A VERY positive recall day, good for you Ricky, you are a super star. The watch me was great, but your mom should not cut off her head, LOL, that sounds like it would hurt, hahahaha, sorry I could not resist that. I love the hug trick too. Looks like you had a very positive day all the way around Ricky!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My mom still wants to send me to O HI O to see if your mom khan work on me!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sara said...

Your hug trick is very cute.

Great job on the recall! Like I mentioned on Kathy's blog...there has been a sheltie missing for almost two weeks around here. Makes me think I should really be working on a strong recall. You just never know.

elbouwii said...

that hug was super!!!!!!!!

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

Marie said...

I'm always amazed at how much you and your mom get done! Your hug trick looks like it's coming right along, and the watch me game looks great too!

I'm most impressed with your recall from the interesting cars and things at the park. Nice work!

Diana said...

Great recall!! Diana

Nat said...

Aww, your hug trick is possibly one of the most adorable and sweetest tricks ever!

Thanks for writing about the emergency recall training with the cars; I should try that with Wall-e. He needs it, lol!

Priscilla said...

I love the hug and the focus game. You're wonderful, Ricky!

Lian said...

Love your hugging trick! That's awesome! The focus is looking very good.

Well done to your recall!

Dawn said...

Wow Ricky,you work really hard for a TINY pit of carrot! And the hug is so cute. But most importantly is that recall. You have to practice that every single day, hear? So that Mom can count on you no matter what. But that's OK, think of getting turkey every day!

Dawn said...

Hey Ricky, we're watching the news and see your weather. Hope you guys are all inside nice and warm and safe!

Dawn said...

We hope they cancel that concert! Too bad, with all the rehearsal, but it's just not sensible to be out in this weather!

Dawn said...

can't believe your Mom and Dad have to do the concert twice! Silly management anyway!