Ricky and I are coming back to blogging! Kathy and Cricket encouraged us to sign up at the Bronze level for Denise Fenzi's Relationship Building Through Play class and it started today! So I think we are going to have something to blog about. Wow, I know.
I trained Ricky completely with food. He learns quickly and easily with food and I didn't know any better when I got him. I am so interested in seeing if I can ever get him to accept a toy as a reward but we have a long long way to go. He will not play with toys unless it is his own idea. Same thing with just playing with me - if he wants to, he will. But he starts and ends the game. I am sure Denise will have lots of advice to give and skills to teach us.
Kathy and Cricket posted a video of Cricket backing up stairs the other day so I made a video of Ricky doing the same. He has gotten better at this over the years. However he can go much faster than he did in this video. Does he use his rear legs? It's hard for me to tell.
We have been enjoying agility class a lot! I am running one of my instructor's Shelties in a second class each week and I am loving that! But that's another story. Here's hoping I can get busy and do some training and keep writing about it!
Chris and Ricky
Penny practices posing
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