Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Brit Update

Brit and I are just having fun figuring each other out right now. Everyday we have two or three play sessions, just us. And then we invite the other dogs out. She is able to stay focused on me now even with Pixel zipping around- which is a big step.

We've been doing lots of super basic stuff- collar games, crate games, nose touches, perch work, recalls, and the ever important impulse control (of which she has none...)
I've also been trying hard to get some photos of her that actually show some expression other than "I am a border collie, look at me stare..." It is difficult because that is pretty much how she is all the time. Her other favorite expression is the "I'm so cute and happy, and please touch me..." The problem with that is she is usually an inch or two away at that point...so no photos. ;)

But I won't give up! Now that she has a solid stay it will be helpful. I am looking forward to the time when I can take her off leash with the dogs- we are almost there!
In the mean time here are some more "I'm a border collie, look at me stare" photos taken in the backyard...

on the perch...she can circle left and right, and we've just started some pivots...

in a down stay while the ball is thrown for Pixel...otherwise known as torture...

Stand. Stay. She is not solid on this yet, but at least is starting to understand.

look cute...

and look very cute. :)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

could you list/explain what self-control excercises are you doing with her? I'd be grateful for some ideas to do with my border collie :)

Anonymous said...

She may have the border collie stare but she looks SOOOOO happy. Good job! I have an Austrailian Cattle Dog who also gets the B.C. stare on occasion.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Brit is one of the most beautiful dogs I have ever seen!