It is SIXTY FOUR DEGREES OUTSIDE!!! SPRING!??!? MAYBE???? It's March!! If this was Missouri I'd be a betting woman!
However...it's not. Mother Nature is a bit more bi-polar in these parts of the US...must be the Seasonal Affective Disorder :)
Mia and I decided to have a photo shoot cause she's so perty :)
AND...she showed me that she can also wrestle with me! WHICH IS FREAKING AWESOME!
I like being able to wrestle with my dogs a bit...I think it engages them...and it can help a dog come out of their shell. IF they are the type to bite...I do NOT correct them. I put on something heavier and if they bite, they bite. As Silvia Trkman says...Have something to control, BEFORE you try to control it. So I will let them get a bit too much before I try to simmer them down.
Might sound insane to some of you...but it works :) All my drive training is DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE..THEN ask for control. So yes...if Mia wants to grab a toy out of my hand...I let her! I want her to be confident and in drive before I ask for things to be more structured :)
So we got to wrestling.....and during our wrestling I involved a tug toy...and TA DA! She grabbed that toy and tugged for about 30 seconds!!! I let her win and we went back to wrestling...GOOD GIRL!
And then we just relaxed in the sun...well I did :)
Mia apparently had other ideas :) Rolling around in the grass is her favorite activity :)
Whatcha looking at?
AND...she did take some time to play with her favorite toy...this pink thing :)
But then the rolling started again....
Is it wrong to admit I was jealous??
Is it wrong to admit I kinda did roll around on the ground too?
And that it felt AMAZING!!!!
Don't tell anyone Mia...OK?
Meanwhile...back at the ranch...my ewes are taunting me...they are huge...and I want to see lambs!!!!!!!
They just lay there...mocking me...
On an agility related side...the dogs are getting back into shape...and we have a trial the end of April..it will be good to be back at it again :)
AND...I have had 3 contacts on seminars! I am looking forward to the possibility of traveling around the US helping people learn how to communicate with their dogs better! FUN FUN FUN!!!