Saturday, November 14, 2009

Canine Good Neighbor

Pixel earned her first little title today and is officially "Cornerstone's On Second Thought CGN"

She did really well in the test overall- good enough to pass anyway! She did have a few iffy moments- during the walking through a crowd exercise she jumped up to say hello, but got off as soon as I asked. She also was a little nervous about being brushed by a stranger. At the demo we did a few months ago she did this on a table and was better so I think it was a combination of the man bending over her and being a little nervous in a new place. She did recover though and was fine with him but took a few seconds to stand still. The rest of the test she did really well at- even the 3 minutes with me out of sight!

I don't put much stock in the test to be honest-but thought it would be a good opportunity to get her out in a new place, and try new things. I am proud of her for being able to do all the stations succesfully- she is the only one of my dogs to get this (not that I've tried with the others) I don't honestly think that Wicca would pass. :o) She doesn't listen very well sometimes!

The best part of the day came later- Jolene and I drove around and played tourist even though I had lived in the area towns for many years when I was going to school. We had lots of fun taking photos, and goofing around.

Her dog Kort did really well, and aced the part we were concerned about! He didn't pass though, as he thought the distraction dog for the "pass the strange dog" test was pretty good looking. :o) It was a good try though, and Kort has come such a long way. Next time he'll be ready!

I took LOTS of photos...mostly of Kort. Doesn't Kort look like Lassie? Seriously. He is so handsome.

13 comments:

onecollie said...

awww thanks Amanda, I loved playing tourist & Kort was mostly a good boy, good thing he's beautiful...that kind of makes up for his A.D.D.!!!!!!

Visichy said...

I guess Pixel bounced back from her spay pretty well if she earned her first title just hours later LOL. Congratulations to both of you. I'm sure Kort will knock 'em dead next time :)

manymuddypaws said...

vicky- pixels spay is monday...one more day to stress about it!

Taryn said...

Congrats on Pixel's new title!

Paws on the Run said...

LOVE both photos! Kort looks like he is trying to be a mountain goat and is standing so majestically. And I love the way the tracks behind Pixel pull your eyes back into the distance.

Congrats on getting your CGN!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Congratulations on Pixel's first title! And yes, Kort looks exactly like Lassie in that photo!

Traci said...

is the CGN similar to the CGC? Congrats on her new title... I LOVE the pictures, as always!! :)

Jules said...

Yay, Pixel!!

Kim said...

Good girl Pixel!!!!

Nicki said...

Yeah Pixel!

Elf said...

Wow, I just knew it was a photo of Lassie from one of those old movies the moment I saw it! Then you surprised me.

dogsandoldbones said...

Congrats to Pixel! Is that the Frank Slide? Great photos!

Dawn said...

Woohoo Pixel. What a good girl. We are thinking good thoughts for you today.