Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rally this weekend, crash training today

Magic and I are going to Des Moines for APDT next weekend.  He did pretty well a couple of weeks ago, but I would like to do better. So we have been practicing a bit. It seems tha tMagic has completely lost his ability to respond to cerrtain word - important words. Words like Front and Down.  He used to know these things. Do dogs like husbands suddenly stop listening?

5 comments:

Sharrie said...

In the case of husbands, mine never started listening, so how can he stop? Hope Magic does better.

penni said...

Selective hearing is definitely a male trait -- human and dog. "Magic, cookie?"

Sherilyn said...

Yup, I agree with Penni..it's selective hearing. Good luck!! :)

Lani said...

Des Moines? We used to go to Des Moines regularly for their agility trial. It's one of my favorites, and I'll be back as soon as I have a dog to run again.

We'll have to meet there for a trial sometime.

Good luck this weekend! Hopefully Magic wlll regain his hearing.

Crystal said...

Oooh, I've always found crash training like this. I don't know how they do it, but dogs seem to know when you have a trial coming up, and stop listening to key words during the week beforehand, just to freak you out. Or at least... that's what Maisy does, lol. I just don't train the week of anymore.

Also: SO JEALOUS. I really wanted to go to Des Moines- I had a great time at their trial last summer- but Maisy just isn't ready yet. :(

Good luck! I know you'll do great!!