Monday, February 23, 2009

Tricks Class

Tonight was our first Tricks Class, which was held at Austin Dog Alliance's new training facility. Lacy Browning, one of Austin’s well known Obedience trainers, will be covering this class. During the class she also discussed putting a focus on using trick training as a way to build a stronger working relationship, between you and your dog. And to make sure to have FUN when training your canine companion!

Some of the tricks she will be teaching include:

Shake hands
Play dead
Weave between the owner’s legs
Achoo! Get me a Kleenex
Turn out the light
Sit up to “beg”
Retrieve a ball or toy
Back up

Tonight we learned "waving", "shaking hands" and "weaving between our legs". Slider was over the top with excitement!!! And yes, we had FUN!!!!

1 comment:

Christine-Blaze-Bailey Boo said...

Hi Kathy,

It's Christine!! Love the blog so far. You did such a wonderful job on the layout. Sounds like Slider was being the goofy golden boy that night...gotta love the goldens. We'll I can't wait to hear how he does in the next class. Hopefully, he will master all of the tricks by the end of the class'll have to tape him in action (from the first time you started training each trick to the finished product).