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by Alifaire
Mon May 28, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Empathy...
Replies: 6
Views: 5989

Re: Empathy...

Victor doesn't seem to notice my moods. He just takes the initiative to go into a full "I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU ARE HOME - I MISSED YOU SO MUCH - CAN WE PLAY NOW?" mode and I forget about anything that frustrates or annoys me. That's a lot of spinning and yodeling and nub-wagging - and I look forward...
by Alifaire
Sun May 27, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: What the dogs do while I'm working
Replies: 8
Views: 4507

Re: What the dogs do while I'm working

And they are all very happy to have Mom working at home!
by Alifaire
Sun May 27, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: Well, clean run mag won't be contacting me soon..
Replies: 5
Views: 6886

Re: Well, clean run mag won't be contacting me soon..

It's better to have an agility dog that loves to run than to kill the drive and have to beg your dog to go around the course! Enjoy the ride she'll be staying with you all the time very soon.
by Alifaire
Sun May 27, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Rarely barks
Replies: 11
Views: 9325

Re: Rarely barks

Don't know about early training, but Victor rarely barks. He adopted us when he was a 1-year-old, wild child, stray. He only barks at critters in the yard or when frustrated by my training techniques. :roll:
by Alifaire
Sat May 26, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Obedience
Topic: Rally NQ
Replies: 8
Views: 16637

Re: Rally NQ

So proud to post that we got our 2nd Rally Excellent Q today! :D :D And just to prove what a Brit can do - we q'd with ALL of the doors at the END of the ring open and the exit opening went right into the parking lot! And even tho there were birds flying around that garage door opening - Victor stay...
by Alifaire
Fri May 25, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Obedience
Topic: Rally NQ
Replies: 8
Views: 16637

Rally NQ

Went to a Rally competition today - hoping to get our 2nd Rally Excellent leg. Didn't know the ring would have an open garage door next to the ring. We got as far as the 2nd sign before the 'call of the wild' had Victor's attention. By sign #4 Victor couldn't control himself and took off across the ...
by Alifaire
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Obedience
Topic: New Titles!
Replies: 3
Views: 5708

New Titles!

Had a a great weekend - we earned our BN [Beginner Novice] and RA [Rally Advanced] titles! :D :D And, we qualified in our first Rally Excellent leg! 8) Now, here's the big question... I want to finish the Rally Excellent title - we need 2 more legs - and get a CD title. Has anyone done them simultan...
by Alifaire
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Agility
Topic: Charm's first agility class
Replies: 7
Views: 9811

Re: Charm's first agility class

Sounds like you're having a great time! Hope to hear more reports and see pics.
by Alifaire
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Obedience
Topic: Back in the Obedienc Ring
Replies: 14
Views: 16635

Re: Back in the Obedienc Ring

I just have keep my sense of humor about it all. :lol:
by Alifaire
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Obedience
Topic: Back in the Obedienc Ring
Replies: 14
Views: 16635

Re: Back in the Obedienc Ring

Had a better day in the ring! :D Two more Qs! We will have to practice all week to get ready for the next trial.
by Alifaire
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Obedience
Topic: Back in the Obedienc Ring
Replies: 14
Views: 16635

Re: Back in the Obedienc Ring

Well..... back in the obedience ring and it went like this... On leash for Beginner Novice, heeled perfectly into the ring, sat in perfect position, I said 'Let's go' and Victor did - performing nearly the entire course in front of me at the end of the 6 foot leash. Oh, and I guess I never taught hi...
by Alifaire
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Obedience
Topic: Back in the Obedienc Ring
Replies: 14
Views: 16635

Re: Back in the Obedienc Ring

I think he can train you
SOOOO true! :lol:
by Alifaire
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Obedience
Topic: Back in the Obedienc Ring
Replies: 14
Views: 16635

Re: Back in the Obedienc Ring

No reason a Britt can't be a good tracker
Just 1 reason... the handler. :roll:
by Alifaire
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Obedience
Topic: Back in the Obedienc Ring
Replies: 14
Views: 16635

Re: Back in the Obedienc Ring

I need to remember that both of us are a bit rusty. We've been out of competition since November.
by Alifaire
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Obedience
Topic: Back in the Obedienc Ring
Replies: 14
Views: 16635

Back in the Obedienc Ring

It's been 2.5 years since Victor and I earned our Rally Novice title. On Saturday, we're back in the ring going for the Beginner Novice title and Rally Advance title. I thought we were going to be 'rockstars' 8) and then practiced this morning.... :roll: not so much. Maybe a bad practice means a goo...