This is my story - living, learning, and loving it all!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
We had a huge breakthrough this week! After a long struggle with the concept, I think I finally understand how to get an object (a ball in this case) and hold on to it! Naturally I hold on to stuff all the time. I like to tug, etc. But to get me to take something and hold on to it on cue has been very difficult. Mom used to have dreams of me competing in obedience and she tried to teach me how to take and hold a dumbbell when I was younger. I didn't like that dumbbell and I think that is where my aversion to holding something on cue started. But from time to time, mom has worked on this trick or that with me to try to encourage me to "hold it." Lately we have been working on the roll up in a blanket trick (the one that Sara and Oreo did for tRicky T-Day this week) and I started understanding what hold it means with the blanket. Then on a whim the other day, mom thought she would try to see if I would pick up the little nerf ball and put it into the flower pot. We ended up backchaining and I started to take the ball out of the pot! But look at me, I can get it and hold it!! WooHoo!
If I really understand holding an object, then there are tons of tricks I couldn't do before but now I will be able to learn them! We're pretty excited, can you tell?
My name is Ricky (Covewind Little Ricky, AX,AXJ,CGC) and I am a six year old tri-color Shetland Sheepdog. I do agility and I like to learn tricks too! This blog is about all that and some other stuff as well!