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Aug 10

August 10th 2012 2:53 pm
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Today we were late getting started because we had a home inspection so we can buy our home. Thad wanted to be in the middle of it all:) He turned 8mons today so he is officially in his teens.(I thought he was goody enough) We went over what he has learned so far and he was jolly on the spot. I think we will start doing doggie push ups in the morning. Wow I'm still trying to get over he won second place for his training graduation. We tried to call this trainer I know so we could work on the stuff for the CGC. The only thing I really think we need to work on is staying with a friendly stranger for 3mins. Anyways she has a sick dog so I will have to find someone else. I really don't want to use Randy again but I will if I have to.


Aug 7

August 7th 2012 8:06 pm
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Well tonight was graduation night at training and we had a obedience competition. I used hand signal but thought I had mess up more than I actually did cause we scored 196 out of 200 and came in 2nd place. They gave out ribbons and even a trophy for 1st place. I was so totally excited!!!! I got him a mobility harness to start getting use to wearing and walking along beside me so that is our next challenge.


Aug 2

August 2nd 2012 10:58 am
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Went to vets office and picked up some more heart worm med and while we were there I weighed Thad and he weighed 47lbs. We went through everything we have learned thus far at RROTC and Thad nailed them all. He even held a stand stay for 3 mins and front/finish was beautiful.


Aug 1

August 1st 2012 11:04 am
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I got my hair cut today cause it was pay day and I hate what she did. It is total not what I asked for and when I asked her to fix a few areas she messed upon she seemed to misunderstand and was making it worse. I will just wait till Patrica gets back. Went to a training class tonight and the foot I lead off with from to the my shoes I was wearing were all wrong, goodness I am all discombobulated as my friend Linda would say. We will work hard for the test next wk. I did get a call from this lady I met in Kroger and she invited Thad and I to a dog show, to meet and greet, on the 16. I also ordered his mobility harness and some patches for it today.


July 31

July 31st 2012 3:37 pm
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This is our last class tonight and next wk the graduation test with no treats. I hope Thad is ready, he did not do good tonight with stand stays and that was usually one of his best moves. Lets just hope he will behave next wk. I will practice with him every day several times a day until then and tomorrow we will go to RROTC to practice with other dogs.


July 24-25

July 25th 2012 1:31 pm
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Went to RROTC and worked with a trainer on Thad's skills we need for class next wk. We have one more class left before graduation Aug 7 and he has improved so much since our class last week. The cool thing is now that we have membership in RROTC we can now go and train for free on Wednesday nights beside the working we do at home. He now dose a down stay for 3mins, sit stay for 3mins, and stand stay for 2mins and this is with people walking around and touching him with me at a distance. He is right on with his heels the only thing he really needs work on is fronts being straight and a little closer.


July 23

July 23rd 2012 3:15 pm
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This morning we worked around the house on front finis and later went outside and worked on figure 8s.


July 21

July 21st 2012 7:07 pm
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Today we just practiced figure 8's and front finish. We did this on and off through out the day.


July 20

July 20th 2012 9:05 am
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Found a way to tether Thad to my waste when we are not practicing and he is not playing in the back yard. We went to Walgreens today to try front/finish and recalls in public. He did stop in front of me but not straight and did finish. He loves people so it is a little hard to get him to concentrate on me when practicing. It has improved some but could be better. We then went to PetSmart and WalMart to pick somethings up and returned home.We did practice figure 8's at home and the 3 stay positions he is good with heels.


July 18

July 18th 2012 3:10 pm
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It has been a while since I have written anything on Thads training because my computer was acting up. Monday July 15 we joined Red River Obedience Center, we practiced our stand stays, sit stays, down stays all for three mins. Tuesday we went to training class at Red River and just went over what we've already know. I did, however, learn finish for the first time and the women who taught me made it easy to understand. Today Thad and I went out in public for awhile and practiced at home the new finish, come when called which needs work, and stopping and sitting.

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