Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ryan Takes Cover

Ok so it's definitely not as cute as when Cooper does it and Ryan has a couple of "is it time to poke my head out?" moments...but here it is!

And here's the next challenge:

They can go in however (tugging or nosing the door) but they have to close the door behind them!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Packing a suitcase challenge

Okay guys, here is your next challenge...
"Get packed"
The breakdown for this trick is...
1. Get the dog to get into the suitcase with a closed "lid"
2. The dog should lie flat enough that the lid is closed
3. On a seperate cue, the dog pokes his nose out of the lid
Have fun!...

Bubble challeng completed!

Yay! I finally got 7's bubbles on cue tonight! It took me forever to get my timing down and let him know that I wanted him to exhale into the water :)  Really good challenge Jody!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tippy tappy

Ok Slackers,

I am in need of a new challenge. Either admit defeat or post those videos!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Just a test to make sure this works!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bubble Challenge

Here it is! The new challenge is to teach blowing bubbles in a bowl of water.

Ryan can do this one too...but I end up with a lap full of water.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Abby meets the challenge

Here are Abby and 7 side by side after backing up the wall.

And here is Abby backing up the (very slippery) wall:

I think this means I get to choose the next challenge! Which will be....

Crossing paws! Standing or lying down, your choice.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Who? What? Why?

This is a blog designed to keep dog nerds motivated and inspired to train their dogs. We are three nerdy dog people who enjoy a training challenge! Jody owns Abby (super mutt!) and Ryan (Border Collie), Emma owns Cooper (spaniel mix), Jazz (squishedfacedblackdog) and 7 (Vizsla) and Erika owns Tyler (black labradork) and Toby (tubesock!)
One of us will post a video of a trick that they have taught one of their dogs and the rest of us will try and meet their challenge. The first person who can mimick the trick and post their own video will then issue the next challenge with their own trick!...Clear as mud, right?
Okay girls! Let's get started with this...

Now a little birdy told me that Jody may have made a breakthrough with this trick so if she can post some proof she gets to be the next challenger!