Dot Lure Coursing in Hollister

Dot Lure Coursing in Hollister

Friday, February 27, 2009

These are my first pictures of Dot. Two problems here. My camera has issues at the bottom of all the images. This is a fatal problem. This is why I can't shooting professionally with it anymore, why I need to by a new camera.

Second, Dot is very camera shy. I must have taken about 25 shots for her Mixed Breed Dog Club registration and this is the only one she is facing forward. She was turning around and away from the camera. I think she was afraid of the camera. This was a split second that I got this one before she turned away.

She is learning "Sit" and "Stay" and "Wait," which she is picking up quickly. She is getting better around strange dogs and is less growly. We can get closer to the dog before she gets anxious. Definitely much better around strange people. She practically doesn't bark at strange people anymore.

I did more tracks with her and cat food. The last track was with Dino's scent so we can now train using animal scent rather than transitioning her later one.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sunday, Feburary 8, 2009

I have not taken her to a class yet for training. I would like to do that as soon as I have some regular money coming in. Maybe I can take her to one of Vicki's beginner classes because she is going to need some work on how she responds to other dogs. She is going to need to adjust that. And I am going to need to spend some time with her on that.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Today Dot had her first tracking lesson. I was on my way back from taking Dino to a case for a lost cat in Davis. On the way back, I decided to stop on West Marina in one of the empty business park parking lots. I used the cat food I had in my truck. I did three straight tracks with small piles of food every 1/2 step and a small jackpot at the end. She was very eager and excited, especially by the third track once she had figured out what was going on. I think she will do really well as a tracker. Lots of enthusiasm.