Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

My clumsy mom...

....broke her wrist this week. it's hard for her to type one-handed so we won't be blogging much for awhile - or commenting. but we are reading all the posts and either laughing at cute stuff, crying at sad stuff, and most importantly, supporting through all the tough stuff.


gotta zoom!

ricky

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Weave Challenge Week 2

Here is our video for week 2 of the Weave Challenge! We did all the same exercises but now with the jump slightly angled. The recall was tough. Mom walked out about 8ft from the end of the weaves and faced me and stood still and called me to weave. The first time I thought it was a regular recall and ran by the weaves. The second time mom moved a little closer and motioned with her arm (like a directed jump in obedience). That made sense to me and I did the weaves. The third time she moved back out 8ft and I did it!

Order of exercises in the video:

1. Run past on right and left
2. Rear cross on right and left
3. Send from right and left
4. Recall






We decided to continue using a target plate as mom's throwing skills are non-existent!

Guess what was on my target plate??




WATERMELON!


Gotta zoom!


Ricky

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Weave Challenge Week 1

Or as we like to call it, "All Things Are Possible with a Target Plate"!

Kathy and Cricket started a weave challenge this week so we decided to play along because who doesn't need to practice their weave entries! LOL! Here is the video from our first session. Apparently mom needs to go back and read the directions again because she thought she was supposed to lead out each time. Oh well - we rarely work on lead-outs so that was probably good for us.





I'll do anything for a target! :)

Next week we angle the jump a little. And mom is going to throw a food container instead of using the target, I think.

Gotta zoom!

Ricky

Thursday, June 9, 2011

tRicky T-Day!

It's been a long time since I posted a trick that was not about treibball or that dreaded dumbbell. This week I learned a new way to beg - "Please, mom?"




Thank you to Nana the Border Collie for the idea for this trick! If you have never seen videos of Nana, go watch some. She is amazing!


Gotta zoom!

Ricky

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Moving Treibball Outside

I still prefer to do all of my treibballing in the house, but here is a video of mom working with me outside. I get much better distance from the ball inside. Also I am still a fan of pushing the ball and of skipping the "down" part, so mom tries to reinforce the down first.





Gotta zoom!

Ricky




Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Class

Jenn had turf installed in her training building last month and it is really nice! Here is a little video of me from our class this week.




Gotta zoom!

Ricky