Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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...

Freakin' sheep...

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!!!

6 comments:

Jaenne' said...

You didn't happen to hear from someone in Idaho about doing a seminar did you?

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Pretty red dog!!

Congrats on the seminars!!!

Catalina said...

I love those pictures of Mia! The first one is so cute - she's smiling :)
I hope at least one of those seminars is here in MN or Tibby and I will have to follow you around the country!!! :P

charlene and Storm said...

what a little stunner you have xxx glad you like to wrestle with your dog, i thought it was only crazy people like me that do that, he he xxx

Loretta Mueller said...

Laura--thanks! She is a really fun girl :) The seminars are going to be a blast!! :) Excited!

C--maybe someday! Right now these are farther away than you would want to travel I am sure! BUT...I am thinking of having some mini-seminars this year!

Charlene--NOPE! you are not alone! It's a great time for dogs and people!

Catalina said...

Yay for mini-seminars!