February 18th 2012 9:57 am
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Looks like my fellow flyball dogs moved up to jumpin' all 4 hurdles. Here is a bit from my flyball teacher about it:
'Great class this week. It was fun to see you all progress over all four hurdles and having such fun with your pooches.'
Since I was doin' the two hurdles no problem, we're pretty sure 4 hurdles won't faze me much once my limp goes away. But probably good we missed this class with all the extra jumpin'.
Each week we have a little bit of homework (or 'homeplay' as my teacher likes to call it). This week's 'homeplay' is rather infurestin':
1. Restrained Recalls
At least once each day, for 3-5 repetitions, work on restrained recalls, asking friends or family members to hold your dog for you until you call. Run away from your dog and then call him to chase you. When he or she gets to you, engage in a fun game of tug (or other game that your dog prefers, but preferably not chasing the dog.)
2.Retrieving the ball all the way to your hand or another toy
Continue working on your “dead retrieves”, having your dog bring the ball all the way to your hand. Exchange him for either a treat or a fun game of tug. If your dog is super ball-motivated, you may trade him his regular tennis ball for an even more enticing “jungle ball”, that is a tennis ball that you have soaked in chicken broth. Mmmmm…
These homeworks sure seem fun! But the folks says they is still gunna make me take it easy and furst make sure my leg is all better. That is my most imporfurant homework!
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BOL! Growlmy is getting physio for her wrist trouble,and she thought you were going to woof about spawsial exercises you had to do to help fix your limp...
Those sound like fun things to do...esp the ball soaked in broth, YUMMY!
But yes, you still need to heal well, befur doing all these jumpy things!
Sounds good to me .......
Hey, MrJack, don't think my leg is near as badly hurt as your growlmy's wrist. The ma did not even take me to the vet and it(the limp, not my leg) seems to be mostly gone by today. But still takin' it easy. Hate that!
Hi Flicka, thanks fur the nice bark!
Hmmmm...a jungle ball....that sounds tasty...
Dat jungle ball sounds pretty good.