Monday, February 21, 2011

Moving my Dumbbell Work Outside

Today is cold and raining. I haven't even been out for a walk around my neighborhood and it's already after lunch time. I am soooooo bored. We got spoiled by a few really nice days last week when it looked like winter was over and spring was here to stay. But this rain is supposed to turn to snow later. Yuck.

When we did have those nice days, I got to do lots of stuff outside. Mom finally got to try me on a dumbbell retrieve out in the yard and here is a quick video of my first attempt. I am pretty cute and do a good job even if I drop it too early - but I do pick it up on my own!




I have class tomorrow - the last one of the session - so we will run a course. Not usually my forte, but we'll see. And then I have two weeks off until the next session starts.

Gotta zoom (unfortunately it's really gotta go lie on the couch some more)!

Ricky

17 comments:

Amber-Mae said...
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Amber-Mae said...

Nice job with the retrieve over high jump exercise! You hold the dumbbell exactly the way I do too whenever I go retrieve mine. Hee! Keep it up with the training. You're doing great.

Sara said...

What an awesome retriece Ricky!

Hope you don't get the snow they're predicting. I think everyone is sick of shoveling.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Good job!!!

It was supposed to do something ovFURnight - not sure it did much more than mist/spit -

Now 'they' say snow tonight - we'll see!

I don't think there is a walk in my future today BUT I do think I'll be going along fur some ROTE!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Kathy said...

Now who would believe that Ricky was not born fetching that dumb bell? It is just how awesome how good that has come along and how much fun lyou both seem to be having with that!!!!

Sagira said...

Way to go Ricky! That was very good.

What happened to the nice weather? I want it to come back!

Morganne said...

Ricky you are so cute. You look like you are having fun with this!

Reilly / Bree said...

You are so cute !!! Look at you watching your Mom so carefully, waiting until she tells to go and them zoomy - off you go and get that dumbbell. I thought you did great bringing it back.

Dawn said...

Way to go Ricky! And to think that it wasn't that long ago that you didn't even like HOLDING a dumb dumbbell! Now look at you!

We got almost a foot of snow. But I'm not letting it get to me. Nope. Not at all. Not me. No no no...

Amy Wood said...

Great job! Ricky is SO cute! Love how he looks up into the camera :)
What is the weight on the dumbbell? This is new for me, so I apologize if it's a dumb question. I wasn't sure if it was a regular dumbbell you could buy anywhere or a dog dumbbell. I imagine it would be great exercise for my pups so I thought I'd like to learn more.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Amy - It's a dog dumbbell for obedience exercises so it's not heavy or anything - this one is made of plastic but some are wood.

Marie said...

Woot! I think your retrieve is looking great. I just have to say how nice it is to see videos of you and your mom outside training again too. I want winter to be over so badly.

Lian said...

Well done Ricky! You are getting better and stronger each time! Keep the good work up! WooHoo for Ricky!

Priscilla said...

That's an excellent retrieve work, Ricky!!! I love to see how you looked at your mom, what a good boy you were and you knew exactly what your mom wanted. In fact, who is cleverer? I'm on your side, teehee!!!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Good job Ricky!
Pleeaassse tell me how you managed to wrap your head around holding it whilst you sit down! We been working on this at class and I can bring things back to Mum's hand and hold them for a bit too, but as soon as I has to do something with it in my mouth. Like sit, I drop it!
~lickies, Ludo

Johann The Dog said...

Wow, Ricky, that is pawsome!!! I'd be dropping that thing in a basket, get in the basket and then start barking my food head off, BOL! Such a good boy!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, Ricky - I love the way you look up at your human while waiting for instructions - that expresssionon your face is just SOOOO cute!

Good work! Retrieving over a jump is advanced stuff!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane