Isaac vom Geistwasser

A BLOG about a DOG

OB on 4-26-2010

We’re making some progress  in the area of obedience – ball drive has improved because I continue to learn to play with the dog.

Earth Day Oddities

Strange things are afoot this Earth Day – the Geese have gone mad! Can’t recall the last time I saw geese perched on a roof top – was strange enough it put Isaac in a state of confusion.

Dog Park and the long down

Let me start of by saying I’m not a fan of dog parks – not at all! Far too many tards with dogs out of their control just roaming around looking for trouble if you ask me. This was the first time Isaac had ever been to a dog park though he’s been socialized with a lot of other dogs of all different shapes, sizes, colors, and intelligence levels.

I took Isaac to wait at the soccer fields while waiting for Noah’s practice to end and was working him in the open field he’s used to. Just a little OB and then was going to do the long down and decided he was ready for some real distractions.

The dog park only had four dogs in it (two Grate Dains were leaving as we entered).

When I took him in they all kind of ignored him because we were just walking the perimeter minding our own business. A  Great Pyrenees came up and drooled on him and there were polite sniffs and he then moved on.

I took him to the far corner and platzed him – walked to a picnic table and had a seat. Dogs walked up and sniffed him a couple times and meandered around and he stayed rock solid. Even as one woman continuously tossed a Frisbee her dog never once ran after – she would just walk over and pick it up and toss it again. So all and all he spent about 10 minutes in one spot with quite a few distractions.

No more dog parks for us, but it was nice to see that the long down I’ve been working on isn’t just dependent on a magical spot in the couple fields we normally practice in.

FYI – he’s wears a Dogtra 2300NCP, though he didn’t need any corrections it was strapped on just in case. He only postured once when he completed the long down and I was giving him a tug with his ball and the Great Pyrenees wanted the ball – Isaac is tolerant of other dogs, but is not tolerant of other dogs that want to share his ball while he’s playing with it.

Let me see your war face!

You got a war face! AAAAAAAAHH! That’s a war face, let me see your war face! …… Bullshit. You didn’t convince me. let me see your REAL war face!……You don’t scare me! Work on it!

Isaac and Noah

Noah playing ball with Isaac – confusing him with quick succession of fuss, Gib Laut, and platz in who knows what order