Kinsley is doing much better after his laps of judgment on Saturday. I've started his off leash & he's doing pretty good but I haven't added in his favorite distractions yet & we have a sock fetish to work through. He likes to collect socks & eat them.... dunn, dunn, dunnnnn. And, he's learning to retrieve the paper for my uncle! MICAH!! Micah is doing really great. He's learning super fast. He's heeling at my left side & sitting when we stop, doing his sit-stays, down at my side & down-stays. He is finally starting to play with the other dogs. He had a field trip to PetSmart today to get him more dog food. We had to work a little in the parking lot to get his mind where it should be but then he was great at showing off his new manners. He sat nicely when people said hello to him & he stayed right by my left side while we walked around. The cart freaked him out a bit but then he was fine. He had a moment of insanity when the lady at the counter asked if she could give him a cookie.... she COMPLETELY encouraged him to jump up on the counter. I had to correct that silly woman. I reminded her that Micah was in training & she could ask him to sit nicely & then he could have the cookie but if she didn't want to encourage good manners then she needed to put the cookie away.... I think she was a bit taken back. Oh well :o) He's doing excellent.
This is Cameron! He is a 4 year old Miniature Schnauzer. He is with us for the next 2 weeks for the Intermediate Obedience. He has some excessive barking & socialization issues with people. He barks in the car, at the door, when people come to the house...when the wind blows; basically at everything :o) So, Cameron's first day was spent going anywhere & everywhere I went as well. He is starting to respond to "no" when he starts to bark. He does a little gurgling noise, almost like he's talking after I tell him no. It's very cute but not acceptable.... it's almost like back-talking so I'll have to nix that as well :o) More to come on Cameron!