Obedience class – Mixed ability 4

This session we didn't learn any new commands, it was just housekeeping and practising. English finish Artemis' English finish was ok. The trainer suggested instead of transferring the treat from right hand to left hand to have a treat in both hands so that it's not too clumsy transferring the treat. This way Artemis can [...]

Obedience class – Mixed ability 3

This week we learnt novice recall and also practised some things we had already learnt previously. Heelwork So I arrived a little late this session and heelwork had already begun. Some owners and dogs were walking clockwise, whilst others were walking anti-clockwise, so we were meeting other dogs. It was difficult from the get-go! At [...]

February 2023

What a busy busy month! Only 28 days yet I feel I've packed in so much in February. Work has been super busy, but I have managed to find little joys in the every day. It really does help living with a dog who is just so happy to see the humans awake in the [...]

Obedience class – Mixed ability 2

So we didn't learn any new commands this week, we just practised what we had already learnt previously. Stay Artemis did a really good stay in the down position with a lead, considering there were distractions from other dogs walking or running around. Usually we walk Artemis with a lead and in the local park [...]

Obedience class – Mixed ability 1

So Artemis and I have progressed to the next level of obedience class: mixed ability. Different owners, different dogs, and different commands. Time out There was a little break after the last beginner class, so some dogs kind of forgot some things and were acting up a little today. So a dog was put in [...]

Obedience class – Beginner 6

The sixth and final session of the beginner obedience class; I feel we've come a long way actually. Slow heel Today we learnt walking to heel at a slow pace, essentially a funeral march. The trainer informed us this was meant to be for winter when you have to be more careful with where you're [...]

Obedience class – Beginner 5

Our fifth class was mainly housekeeping and repeating what we've been doing previously. Action command The main thing I learnt this session was if: you are saying an action command, to say your dog's name first. Whilst if you want your dog not to do anything, then don't say their name first. For example, come [...]