Collar Grab

Chispa and I are in Fairbanks, Alaska this week! I'm here to teach a three day seminar, just prior to this weekend's AWC Team Practice, and next week's Clear Mind Agility Camp. So, the next two weeks are going to be busy, busy, busy. But, I have my phone, to shoot video, and I have a backlog of video to post from the past few days, so never fear, the blog is still here!

This past weekend Chispa and I went to the Portland Pride Parade, and I have a few hundred photos to go through from that, and will post them here. BUT, more importantly, a bit of training that I'm working on in earnest.

Chispa has learned that she can slip between the vertical pickets on the fence in the potty area, and when she slips through, she heads straight for the cat poop she remembers being in the back yard. BUT, then she sees all the world before her, and… the confident puppy she is, she takes off. At that point, there's no recall to be had. And, if I make a grab for her collar as she's slipping through the fence, it's just an accelerant, and she's gone faster, leaving me to either cavort after her, shoeless, or do the rational thing, go get shoes and cookies, and then head out after her.

With that in mind, I realized it's high time for THIS behavior…

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