Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Training for Tricks

Saturday I am participating at a Childrens Festival in an assortment of dog demos for the kennel club. I will also be working my rescue booth- but thankfully have found enough volunteers that I can just go back and forth, and not have to try to be in two places at once. :)

Anyway the dog demos are going to be a lot of fun. The festival runs all day so we have a bunch of stuff spread throughout the day.

The obedience demo is going to be fun, although probably a tad bit unorganised. But kids won't care. :)

The agility demo will be fun- although I still can't find the demo CD so will have to make a new one...

The scenthurdle demo is going to be great for our dogs- we are going to race against kids!

but it's the trick demo that is going to be the most fun for me. I love teaching tricks- and my dogs know quite a few. Choosing what trick and when is the hard part! Boone's tricks are all motion/movement type tricks- spins, back ups, go outs, weaving through my legs, running backwards around me, jumping over my leg. I still havent' found a song that I like though- but we've been training to the Cars theme- Life is a Highway. If I can't find anything else that will be it. I thought putting the tricks together would be hard, but really it is just about flow and I think we have it. Now, wether or not we will have it in front of people is different. Boone does get stage fright. I am hoping that I will be able to keep him happy...

Wicca's tricks are super funny. She does the standard dead dog, rollover, wave, weave through legs, but she also does things with props- she can put a ball in a basketball net, she can push a soccer ball into a goal net, she can ride a skateboard (although i could only find the small one so she just kind of pushes herself on it), and best of all she can spell!  We did it for the first time last night and she was awesome. I can't wait to video it. lol Until then you will all have to wonder what I am talking about.

I am looking for song suggestions- kind of faster paced, kid friendly, I was thinking Disney but haven't found anything yet!

4 comments:

Kay L. said...

Miley Cyrus is not my favorite singer, but I do like the song "I Thought I Lost You" from the Disney movie "Bolt". Plus the movie features a dog :)

onecollie said...

I think the kids still get a kick out of the Who Let The Dogs Out song....

Penny said...

how about Footloose for the fast action tricks?

Dogert said...

Oh how very fun! That sounds like a blast! Sorry, I'm useless with the song suggestions.
Akuna Matata? :P