Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Training Kane

Well, this is not the best title for a post, but Kane is at least two years old so she has already been raised.  In fact, it seems that she has already been trained relatively well.  She is house trained.  She has not had a single accident in the house.  Admittedly, she is not always motivated to do her training.  Often in the mornings she would rather patrol the fenceline and sniff all of the new smells... like so:

She has been adapting well to the new surroundings.  Kane and Snow actually opened diplomatic relations the other day and they reached some sort of understanding.  It's sort of like SALT II, but it involves less snorting and running about.

Kane has actually been doing very well with her training.  She has obviously had some work previously.  Her recall is good, she heels (better offleash than on), and she knows sit, paw, and "other paw."  We even did the jumps and A-frame and she was great.  (No photos as it gets dark far too early these days).  We've even been slowly transitioning her into the home environment and letter her mingle more with HT and Pitter P.  I like to promote positive interactions so I tend to keep things brief at first.  Again, things are going well.  HT did take offense to the nose bumps, but the dogs were separated without incident and subsequent interactions have gone more smoothly.  Rome was not built in a day and hanging out in a house is far more complicated socially for dogs than going on a walk together in a neutral environment.  Thus, I am pleased.

Finally, I just wanted to share this photo of Cowboy and Ellie.  Although Cowboy and Sarah harass the horses from time to time, it is so nice to know that they have very peaceful interactions.  I do think that they all enjoy eachother's company.

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