Saturday, 25 February 2012

Show time!

Tomorrow is Dexter's big day. He will be entering his first proper obedience competition. We have competed at our club but never in a big show before.

In our training class this week, we were practicing heel work when coach our jumped up and exclaimed "Dexter's bored!". Dexter has never been known to be bored in his life, ever. Lots of dogs learn heel work, with a treat in one hand to get them interested, I don't train Dex with treats in my hand, as he just goes so giddy, walking on back legs, spinning in a circle, eyes full of love for the treats. Normally he gets lots of praise as he works, and a treat at the end of the exercise. But my coach thinks Dexter now needs a bit more motivation, and we need to introduce a treat and a hand target. So anything could happen tomorrow!

 Will Dexter think this is a giant dog class, and be on his best behaviour! Will he think it is just all too boring, or will he think it's the biggest dog walk ever, and go crazy. 

 Hopefully we will meet some new doggy friends, and we will get to watch some of the dogs competing in the top classes. If he doesn't win any prizes for obedience, I bet he will give the judge the best hug of the day! Today's picture is of Dexter in training at Christmas. The exercise was to go in between the chairs. Dexter preferred to do things his own way.


  1. Woof! Woof! Wish you all the LUCK! Happy BLOG HOP Weekend! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Olá amiguinho... Fiquei feliz com sua visita e por seguir meu blog também. Sinal que gostou de mim. eu já sigo seu blog faz algum tempo. Te espero lá sempre que voce quiser aparecer. Será bem vindo.
    Ótimo final de semana.
    Fica com o Papai do Céu.
    Aus 1000 com carinho da amiga do Brasil ...


  3. That Christmas training picture made me laugh! Dexter, your your own guy! LOL! Good luck!

  4. Hi Dexter. Found you on the Blog Hop this morning. Wishing you all kinds of good things today!

  5. Good luck! That first show is always a bit intimidating, but hey, no matter what happens with it, it is great experience for both of you!

  6. Good luck Dexter we are routing for you. No matter what happens though, you are a star!

  7. We are sending you luck Dexter - you will do fine!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  8. wow!! very exciting! good luck and just have a good time. make lots of friends. :)