Monday, May 25, 2009

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We're moving in three days!!!!!!!!!

... and yet, we still have a ton of stuff to do before we're actually all packed and ready and stuff. I think we'll have it done in time, though. We went and did a final walk-through today and I think we have a tentative plan of where the main furniture and stuff is going to go... but we'll see what happens once we actually get moved in. it'll be interesting to see how it all shakes out.

I haven't worked Cedar on stock since the ASCA trial. I think we're going to go out to the desert on Wednesday with Dianne. I need to call her and make sure, though. I can't wait to get back out there! Now that our first trial is under our belt, I have some things I want to work on with her. It would be soooo nice if I had sheep closer to me to work so we could practice more than once or twice a week. Maybe someday....

I've been working on her obedience with the intent of getting her CD and maybe her CDX this year. I'd like to try her in rally this summer sometime just to see how she does. I really like what I've been seeing out of her. Her broad jump is coming along very nice. However, I'm having some issues with her hold on the dumbell. She doesn't really mouth it, but she just holds it really loose. I got a few ideas from my friend, Laurie about what to do, so I'll have to give those a shot. She suggested to build the "value" of the dumbell and get her prey drive to kick in. I don't want to force break her to retrieve, but she needs to understand that we're not just playing fetch. I'm not quite sure how it will all end up coming together, but I'm hoping to have her ready for competition by the end of summer/early fall. My goal is to have her trained through CDX by the time we start competing in obedience, so we can go straight through two levels and start training for our UD.

Marley went to his new home last week. I still miss him.

A few new photos of the gang:






JoeC said...

yeah almost moving time, the dogs are going to freak out!

Chasing The Dog said...

Ohh moving is no fun BUT at least you like where you're moving? Are ya'll buying?

Good luck and ... well, try to have fun!

Rhonda said...

I can hear it now.