Hi Cliff and Shela
It’s Natalie (from Reno, NV) I just wanted to show you how smart Gracie is getting :).
Training is Fun……..
She loves training time. We train in short intervals because her attention span is still a little short lol. As of this week I am training her more on fetch, drop it and more on leave it also.
Shed Antler Hunting….
Our next step will be to shed antler training. I have never formally trained a dog on that but I think it would be fun or her when we go on hikes. We might be able to get a good collection antlers too!
There is a Rattlesnake Aversion Clinic in our Future
When she gets older of coarse and because we do have rattle snakes out here I was reading about a class available to keep her safe from snakes.
We have just begun…
So we still have a long journey in front of us. But both of us are having so much fun together.
Breeder’s Note: There are many reasons to keep training sessions short, and fun. The bottom-line is this is the most effective approach. If you stay consist, and enjoy the process together. You will success. If you feel it is taking too long, or it is a competition, your attitude will have a negative affect on the outcome. Nat and Gracie are doing it perfect!