Thursday, May 29, 2014


Another day with no pics...slacking!

But it was a busy day...teacher workday and puppy came to school with me for the whole day. She was loved on by lots of different people. And loved all of them. She would get out and snuggle and play with everyone and then go back in the crate and snooze until the next person came. One would think after being at school from 7 until 4 she would be tired...WRONG

When we got home she took a quick nap and was then ready to train again.
We worked on sitting on the balance board, back feet on the wood plank, front feet on the pivot box, touch the hand with your nose (not even a hint of teeth...made that mistake with Rumi), switching up tug toys, IYC (boy that is hard ), sit, down, stand and push...

Need to work even more on hind end awareness as well as scent work tomorrow. And I think she could do a really cute role over.

What I learned today...she is really cute sleeping in the crate. Sometimes on her back, sometimes with her nose resting on her crate bucket, sometimes with her legs sticking out (I worry that she will wake up and get stuck, but so far she has been good).

Names...thinking maybe I'll go with a pirate theme. Two famous female pirates: Anne Bonny, and Mary Read. Buccaneer's Anne Bonny (call name Bonny), or Buccaneer's Mary Read (call name Read). Of course someone suggested Buccaneer's Black Maisie (call name Maisie). Have to start trying some of these out :)

Pictures tomorrow...I promise :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sleeping and Puppy

So, not a lot of sleep last night. Started with the puppy and then I think I was so overtired I just couldn't get out of my head to collapse...hopefully tonight will be better. I put in the window air conditioner so it should be.

Got up early and tired the wee one out (yes she needs a name ) and leaving everyone was tired and content (except me, I was just tired). 4:30 is way early! The best puppy sitter ever came over and played with her at lunch so when I got home after school she was happy to see me, but not stressed!

Today we worked on IYC game (boy that's hard LOL), more on the balance board, switching from tug toys to food, and keeping all our feet on the floor. Oh, and 1, 2, 3 ready (she thinks that one is a lot of fun). I really need to work on pivots and hand stands tomorrow.

No pictures today...too tired; so I promise a video tomorrow.

Monday, May 26, 2014


I don't know if it is really fair to steal Rumi's blog, but I also don't want to start another one and try to remember where I put it and what the password is I'll reuse Rumi's puppy blog for my new puppy.

Puppy, puppy doesn't have a name will come. She is from Tom Mhire and drove all the way from Louisiana to Ohio for her first road trip :)

Today she has learned to covet sheep, eat duck food, role in grass, stay clear of cats, and play with a Kong toy. She also continues to work on down/sit/stand, get on a platform with her front feet in preparation for pivots, and play on a tilt board (which she thinks is totally fun). Hopefully we will be able to better coordinate bed time tonight.

Here she is playing with her new toy that gives out treats...reminds me of a large weeble (weebles wobble but they don't fall down).

And of course the mandatory cute puppy pictures (with some of the cats and sheep going "what did you just bring home?????")