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    Good Luck Casey!!

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    How exciting! You'll have to keep us updated on Casey's (and yours) progress. Good luck!

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    Well Casey started obedience/dancing classes on Tuesday

    We didn't really 'learn' anything that day as the instructer was just letting the pups get used to eachother etc. Casey even made a Dalmation boyfriend awww.

    All of the pups (including Casey) had a bit of trouble with pulling on leads, so we did about 10min of teaching them to walk by our side and to not run and pull. Casey picked it up at the time, but it has all flung out the window now. I'm going to start using chicken peices as her reward now to hopefully get her attention more.

    After class, we stayed back a little longer and the instructer was telling us about the dog dancing. She also showed me how to start training the weaving in between legs trick. Casey does it for a few minutes with treats, but seems to lose interest, or just get lazy shortly after.


    I feel pretty good about this though.

    Casey and I are now members of the Cairns City Kennel Club
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    Thats great.

    I wanted to do doggy dancing with Madeline but the club is too far away

    Look forward to reading about Caseys progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrero View Post
    I think this is adorable!

    YouTube - Man and Dog Dance Together
    There was a dog dancing in that video!?

    All i could see was a woman in a short black dress
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    Wow Ferrero that sounds great Sounds like you will have lots of fun together.

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    Thought I would update about Casey...

    Well she's finished her 1st 4 weeks of inside training and got her graduation puppy pre school cert . We had to show some tricks to be able to get the certificate. Casey did hi 5 and roll over. I felt a little silly though as everyone wanted "Casey the wonderdog" to go first (thats what they call her), but all she could do were basic tricks. Oh well, she was the only pup that did hi 5 and everyone thought it was cute.

    After the class we went outside to try out some of the agility equipment...she LOVED it! I'm not sure of the technical names, but she loved the A ramp thing, balance bar, tunnels and hoop. I'm starting to think agility is better suited for her rather then the dancing (although I have since found a treat where she gives the most attention to me that I have ever seen, so maybe I will stick the dancing out for a bit longer).

    I'm still not sure what I want to do with Casey now, although agility seems to be of real interest to her. I also think she would like herding as I've noticed how much she loves to chase groups of plover birds up here. I know that isn't much to go on, but boy does she look happy doing it
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    Well sounds like the sky's the limit for young Casey.

    Not sure what's available in your area but I'd recommend taking her obedience training further that way if you want to branch out into fly ball or agility she'll be able to go straight in as most of the fun dog sports require you to have a reliable recall and be able to work off-lead.

    Best of luck with it all. Lovely to hear from you.

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    A lot of people do both agility and doggy dancing.

    I know someone who does competition obedience, agility, herding (eg three sheep around an "obstacle" course), and doggy dancing.

    I know someone who does all that and tracking too. With the same dog.

    Of course obedience can interfer with agility work that requires the dog to work on the right, and herding suffers if the dog comes back to you every time you say its name or "good dog" eg "where's my treat/game of tug". Although the sheep are a powerful distraction, "Go WAY, Frosty".

    Any dog with a bit of farm dog in it (kelpie, heeler, border collie etc), can do all these things.

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    Well she still has another 4 weeks of her outside training to go (not sure what is involved with that yet though).

    The Cairns show is coming up soon, and the instructer told us it would be a good idea to come down (without our dogs) to watch the agility shows and that, but it's on a weekend and I work all weekend. That's the only real reason holding me back from getting into agility.
    Although my boyfriend has FINALLY found work, so once he settles into his new job, I will see if I can do alternate weekends like every other staff member.

    I'll just have to wait and see what happens after this last 4 weeks of outside training and go from there.
    Only a twinkle in his daddys eye ♥♡
    (IM)patiently waiting for my long awaited newfie pup ♥♡

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