It’s time for our Friday hodge podge report! Once again, we have some loose ends to tie up, so we decided to dump them all here into this blog post!Most of the news is about Olivia. She is a very busy family member with all her classes and learning right now. I remember not long ago, I was in her paws. She is doing really well at everything she tries, and is having a blast! Besides the items we are mentioning below, Olivia is working on tracking and nose work, and is enjoying both sports. She has a nose, and a love of treats which makes training easy and fun!
This week Olivia had her second barn hunt class. She is doing great and is the only young pup in the class. She knew the difference between a rat and empty tube before she started classes, and this week she learned about litter tubes. When given three tubes, with a rat, litter, and blank, she picked the rat every time. The little genius hunter didn’t even stop to sniff the litter. Next in her class they will start searching for rats in the actual barn hunt ring. Sniff on Olivia! Mom hopes to enter Olivia in a barn hunt trial right when she turns six months old, the minimum age requirement.
Tuesday was time for another lesson at the dock diving pool. This week, Olivia got to try out swimming. She isn’t going into the pool on her own yet, but if you set her in the water, she swims, kind of like a remote control toy. We posted the swimming video on our Facebook and Instagram pages a few days ago. Lately we have been posting a few more photos on social media during the day since Olivia is such a fun and busy girl.
On the down side of things, Bailie has injured her back right leg muscle again. It seems to be the same place as her injury last summer. She is not real happy as she is on very limited exercise for a while. The injury seems to be getting better, so she will stay on rest for a few more days. It is a good time of year to be resting because the heat and humidity is miserable outside, but she says it is very boring doing nothing.
Bailie and I take turns helping Olivia with her obedience homework. She learns faster by example. Bailie was helping her in this photo with down and stay. Stay is a tough one for Olivia. Obedience homework happens about twice a day for five minutes or less a time to keep her interested.
Olivia and I continue to hang out together and wrestle a lot. It will be hard to keep us from being wild for two weeks when I finally get spayed, but for now we are enjoying the wild pants.
Hope everyone has a Grand weekend! Stay cool, and don’t forget to hydrate – people and pets!