So while Luna was busy catching snow balls….
I was busy trying to come up with our training goal for February… I am glad I came up with one that involves working inside mostly as it looks like another stinking snow storm is scheduled for wednesday evening.
Since she has already mastered catching snow, I thought we would take a total left turn and work on some perch work. I have a great photo of her standing on a mile marker but heck if I can manage to dig it up out of the archives tonight. I know it’s on my instagram feed though, probably several hundred photos back by now. In any case you are probably wondering what turns have to do with perching on a mile marker… I would love to advance her perch work (okay really there is no real existing perch work) and from what I have read about perching it involves some rear end awareness. Having seen how athletic and agile my girl is when she is moving about on her own, and the brief venture into agility obstacles I know she is pretty darn aware of her rear… BUT she seems to forget about it sometimes when perching on small objects. And since I figure we might do rally one day it will help us with some of those moves too.
I have worked on this in the past but have never stuck with it enough to get her to move around/pivot in a circle so that is our goal. Then maybe we will work on her doing it with her rear perched on an object. I can only imagine how entertaining that will be. I am excited to add some movement to our goals too, I think she is tired of being stationary. I will also continue to work on her mat work too.
Saturday would have been a perfect day as we spent 5 hours running around the woods (well she ran I walked) while we looked for deer antlers. She came home dog tired and slept the entire remainder of the day, going outside to pee in the evening simply cuz I insisted. But I decided to take advantage of the quiet and tackle some organizing and cleaning projects. Maybe we will get out this weekend and we can come home and work the mat afterward.
So that’s what we have to look forward to this month, hopefully she will be this excited and focused 😉