Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Play Class Pays Off

Yesterday was our first agility class of the year and the first one post play class. Ricky had a great time! I did a lot of the food play games - they put you in a completely different mindset - you are really playing with your dog. I know we say agility is a game but there are a lot of rules involved and pressure to perform correctly. So Ricky and I stayed happy playing the food games and it made a noticeable difference in the agility exercises.

Ricky even tugged on my shirt sleeve for a brief time!!! How cool is that?

I am a devoted fan of Denise Fenzi now and highly recommend her classes to everyone!

Chris and Ricky

Saturday, January 4, 2014


In the play class, Denise says to start from a point of strength and go from there. Ricky has always gone nuts at the dusting rag. He jumps at it and wants to bite it the entire time I am dusting. So today I just went with it. When I finished, I started using the rag as a toy - he was trying to grab it and then I would make it disappear behind my back. Again and again - he was loving it and then started tugging with it. Very fun!

Maybe I could go to class and dust? :)

Chris and Ricky