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by Alifaire
Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Animals sing Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 2335

Re: Animals sing Merry Christmas

That took a lot of someone's time! I like the Britt's part the best !
by Alifaire
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Copper's Caroling
Replies: 11
Views: 4696

Re: Copper's Caroling

That is so funny! :D I like his wagging tail and the look he gives the camera!
by Alifaire
Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Velcro dog!
Replies: 6
Views: 7497

Re: Velcro dog!

Count your blessings with a velcro dog!!! Victor would gladly run off at any given moment. :shock: He'd check back in an hour or so, but you wouldn't see him in the mean time. He will run agility with anyone. He'll walk away with anyone on the other end of the leash just checking back once to see if...
by Alifaire
Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: oH joY (photo show)
Replies: 11
Views: 3954

Re: oH joY (photo show)

Very cute! But I really think the O/W in the candy cane tie has a look of 'you are so going to pay for this' in every photo! :D I took one picture of Victor in antlers while at the agility trial and he looks totally mortified - 'o Mom, really, here where all the other dogs can see me?' :shock: :( Me...
by Alifaire
Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ABR Raffle Christmas Basket
Replies: 7
Views: 3050

Re: ABR Raffle Christmas Basket

Keeping it away from the pups must have been tough. Victor sniffs out his gifts and 'woofs' at whatever door they are hidden behind!

Looks like a Merry Christmas for your furkids!
by Alifaire
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: Dog Walk Contact Issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 5324

Re: Dog Walk Contact Issue?

I use a command to mark the behavior. [Having already taught Victor to touch my hand when I said 'Touch', I had to switch to 'two' as the 2o/2o behavior (others use 'Spot', 'Hit It', 'Stick'] So, I have the touch board on the floor. I lured him across to the end of the board until he was 2o/2o and t...
by Alifaire
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: Bragging...
Replies: 6
Views: 5121

Re: Bragging...

Thanks for the congrats! Victor is a great rescue dog story. Not only is he really very consistent in agility, but he is so good at these crazy trials with dogs snarking in their crates, barking and running crazy in the ring, and the grueling time schedules [up at 4AM, back to the hotel at 8PM]. He ...
by Alifaire
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: Bragging...
Replies: 6
Views: 5121

Bragging...

We just returned from the Cleveland Crown Classic, a 4-day show. We ran 10 times and qualified in 6 of them, getting one double Q. That's a huge improvement over our previous performances. :D We need just 5 more qualifying runs in FAST to earn our Master FAST title. We're halfway to the Master Agili...
by Alifaire
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: Dog Walk Contact Issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 5324

Re: Dog Walk Contact Issue?

Clicker works for Victor's contacts. I MUST have the option of a 2on/2off contact. So I train that and in a trial, release before an actual 2o/2o if I don't need to cross. I used a touch board in the early training days to work his contacts. I still train contacts wherever I can, therapy visits, vet...
by Alifaire
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: Cue-ing Obstacles
Replies: 8
Views: 5490

Re: Cue-ing Obstacles

Yup - if you're out of breath when you finish a run - you're probably talking too much!

The less I talk and the quieter I am when I do speak, the better the results.

So, why can I not just SHUT UP???!!! [no reply necessary]
by Alifaire
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: Cue-ing Obstacles
Replies: 8
Views: 5490

Re: Cue-ing Obstacles

Cueing every obstacle is usually unnecessary for Victor, but I've become a bit frantic on-course and talk too much. Victor will take the obstacles my body is moving toward [note: not always the next obstacle in the course :( ] unless he's 'locked onto' the next 3 obstacles, then it's pretty tough to...
by Alifaire
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Agility
Topic: Finally, a Standard Q!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6223

Re: Finally, a Standard Q!!

That does it!!!! You must relocate to the snow belt for December through March. We have trials almost every weekend - indoor, heated, lovely facilities! Our heavy season is just starting with trials December 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19; January [3 weekends], February [every weekend]... you get the pictur...
by Alifaire
Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Agility
Topic: Finally, a Standard Q!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6223

Re: Finally, a Standard Q!!

Hoorah! Any Q is beautiful!!!! Congratulations to both of you.
by Alifaire
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: Victor wants a new handler...
Replies: 12
Views: 8317

Re: Victor wants a new handler...

I make sure that he's chewing a treat as we walk in to the ring.
I used to do that until we were disqualified when Victor hacked up the last 6 treats I gave him before going into the ring... on the table. :roll: :lol:
by Alifaire
Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Agility
Topic: Victor wants a new handler...
Replies: 12
Views: 8317

Re: Victor wants a new handler...

Thanks so much for my 'chuckle for the day'! Victor doesn't get off-leash unless he's in at least a 5-foot fenced enclosure. He was a runner/stray when adopted and has not outgrown it. When I did have him in an enclosure with agility equipment, it was a struggle to get his attention. But, I'm told i...