Ramsey is 12 weeks today. He's been a joy so far, ummm minus those snappy little teeth, lol. The fact that he thinks me walking and my feet are his toy also, haha. I am training him for now, we will be enrolling him in some classes as I did that with my 1st one. He knows sit, shake, and go home (crate). Learning to walk on the leash with my other dog. He learns well from my older dog. However, how many of you do individualized training with each?? I am just curious on everyone's schedules when they add the 2nd dog. Do you do a session alone with him, with them together, etc.? I find this very hard, because I feel guilty not allowing my 1st to participate, haha.
What do you all do!?
Also, a random question, he's a snaps at your face. Probably because, I want to kiss him of course, so we're in his face, he wants to bite. He is learning kisses, I don't feel it's an aggressive things, as he's stopped a bit and now gives kisses/nibble, but he will randomly be like Jaws towards your face, especially with me because I am teaching him, kisses are good, that is not. Normal puppy behavior?? I don't recall Layla doing that, I recall Layla just being a snappy alligator horror terror, she may have done this, haha.
Here they are also! Took him over to the beach, he LOVED the sand, GREAT DIGGING! Haha!
I love you. For this second.
This is a nice spot.
Wait for me!
|I do some things together, some things separate. (I have 6 dogs, and up until a month ago when my almost 13 yr old Basset Simon died, I had 7.)|
This morning I walked with a friend (she raises and shows/sleds,etc with her Siberian Huskies) for 4 miles as our fitness workout. We each brought 2 dogs. I had Chewie and Bond. Bond because he has all this crazy puppy energy to wear off, Chewie because we are in the midst of "training" for a 10 mile pack hike this Saturday.
Chewie walks on a total loose lead on a regular collar at my side - he's disgustingly well behaved and well trained.
Bond is still a work in progress. He's learning the loose lead rules - to "give" to the pressure when he reaches the end of the lead. He also has to leave Chewie alone - no jumping, leaning, chewing, etc. He's a pest - a big 60 pound pest! Today he did really, really well. He's getting it!
Tonight I will be teaching obedience class. I will bring Chewie, Bond and Riley (rat terrier).
They all have to chill while I teach my beginner class. Then the 2nd hour I will get to train my guys. (sort of - we team teach, and it's Linda's class and she only has 3 dogs - so I keep an eye out if they need help, but I also work my dogs).
I will work each of them singly throughout the class. When I work one, the other 2 have to chill out.
They also come and do similar to our Monday classes.
Tuesdays Chewie has agility class, and most nights I bring Bond with just to sit in the crate and learn to behave and be quiet with all the activity. He does, just perfectly!
Wednesdays Bond has conformation class. I bring Chewie with, as the rally class is after and he gets to do that. There are new stations added to rally this spring, so we are doing classes again to learn them. Bond also gets to work - it's good for him. He does the on-leash novice level courses.
When we cart and dog sled - I use Chewie , Biscuit (lab) and sometimes Maggie (bluetick coonhound). It's a group activity
In weight pull, it's Chewie and Biscuit who do that sport. When we train for that, it's in the same session, but each has their individual turns.
My ATB basset Simon was titled in rally through RE (rally excellent, off lead and jumps), and also was a therapy dog.
Riley (rally novice titled too)and Chewie (RAE - the highest rally level title, and CD obedience title) are also Therapy dogs and go on visits - either singly or together w/ me. They had 2 visits yesterday in fact.
I bring Maggie and Biscuit to daycare periodically so they get out and have fun.
Harley is a very senior basset (my forever foster - he came to us at age 11.5 yrs) now 14 and he mostly hangs out at home, but does go to our basset rescue's events.
Saturday Chewie and I have our 10 mile pack hike.
And while the weather is nice, I grab random dogs to come into town w/ me running errands, just so they feel special!
|I am exhausted just from reading all the things you do, Dawn! How do you do it all? It is incredible!|
I am exhausted just from reading all the things you do, Dawn! How do you do it all? It is incredible!
Motivated, I guess, and my kids are all grown now.
I work full time as an RN as well...
|Wow Dawn, haha. And I was worried about TWO!!! |
That's a lot of great advice, I take Layla (the 2.5 year old) with me to work still, car rides by herself still, so she knows she's still my # 1.
I like the idea of the walks tho, Ramsey can't obviously go far, and I have been working on teaching them BOTH how to walk together. I think for those I will take them together in the beginning, go the normal few blocks around, and then run Layla a few miles, she enjoys that and misses that as we haven't done that much since we have gotten him.
Thank you for the ideas! That is still so many dogs, not even so many dogs, but they have so many activities between them!
|Bridget - I realized I forgot to comment on your wonderful pictures. You are so lucky you have the beach to race and play with your dogs. Are you close by, or is it a special trip?|
Ramsey's closeup in the sand...just adorable!
|Close by, takes less than 10 minutes to get there! Lot's of water where I am, ocean beaches, bay, rivers, and the pool out back, haha. He better enjoy swimming! My Labradoodle will not stay out of the water, she will teach him the ways.|
|OMG, that first picture is to die for! Soooo cute.|
I have two dogs. We do walks together and I train them together...on the walks. We also do agility. Simon goes alone with me and Gar goes alone with dh...to two separate places. I find that Simon does better without the mouth(Gar) along.
I love you. For this second.
This is a nice spot.
Wait for me!
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