This semester I was able to do a project with my dog! What a treat (no pun intended)! I was able to teach him a few new things and in return I was able to learn a whole lot of patience. At the beginning of the semester I think I was overreaching with all of … Continue reading A Few New Tricks Were Learnt
Ryder has been working hard to get sit pretty perfect! He now knows what the word means and can hold his balance. I watched this great video on YouTube about teaching your dog to sit pretty. They said to hold the treat up above Ryder's face to he sits up towards the treat. It worked … Continue reading We Got It!
Ryder and I have been working on our sit pretty. He is still having trouble with his balance so I have been taking the advice from the site I was using earlier. I am using my arm for his balance. He still doesn't know what "sit pretty" means but every time I put my arm … Continue reading Working on Our Balance
Ryder and I have moved on from fetching because I know, and he knows, that he is no retriever! (outside at least) For him to be fetching inside is a great accomplishment so I'm saying he passed in my books! We are now working on sitting pretty. When we adopted Ryder at 8/9 weeks old … Continue reading He’s Sitting Prettier Than Me!
So it's been awhile since I have updated on how my learning project is going. Since I live in Saskatchewan and it's winter, it's been freezing outside and not warming up. So it has been a challenge to go outside and practice Ryder's fetching skills. I finally had to bright idea to just practice inside! … Continue reading Finally Fetching! (Inside Anyways)
I don't know why I thought teaching a dog, that doesn't know how to fetch, how to fetch in the dead of winter. It seems like a task only a fool would do (haha!) Last week Ryder and I went out to a park by my house (cause my car wouldn't start!) I tried to use the … Continue reading Testing my Patience
The first thing that I wanted to teach my dog was how to fetch. I feel like this would be the hardest to teach him because there is absolutely NO RETRIEVER in him what to ever! He will chase a toy/ball/stick but he will not bring it back. It is a battle to get him … Continue reading Fetching
This is my puppy Ryder, he is a 10 month old Border Collie/Shepard mix. We rescued him from Bright Eyes Dog Rescue when he was 8 weeks old. He is a great dog! When we first got him he slept through the night and already knew how to sit. Some of his favorite things are … Continue reading Teaching my Dog New Tricks