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Old 07-11-2013, 04:33 PM
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If it were me, I would take Mia. Not so much because of "guilt," but so that each dog has something to keep her busy during the break from agility.

And personally I think tricks training bleeds over into everything else you do/train with a dog.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:03 PM
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If you want to take Summer, IMO you should take Summer.

Mia will be fine not having a class for a month

I think a tricks class could be great for her too, but I still think you should take who you want to take.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:04 PM
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If you want to take Summer, IMO you should take Summer.

Mia will be fine not having a class for a month

I think a tricks class could be great for her too, but I still think you should take who you want to take.
Oh, good, I'm not crazy. I agree with this.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:05 PM
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Since you said Summer would enjoy it more, I'd take Summer. Maybe just do some extra stuff at home for Mia, or find some other type of class for her?
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:15 PM
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Y'all were supposed to give me a unanimous answer! :P

The more I think about it, the more I think I'm taking Mia. When I frist heard about the class, I thought to myself 'Oh good, that will give Mia something to do' but then people were asking me if I was signing up Summer. Poor Mia, Summer is the popular one.

I think some stress-free training will be fantastic for Mia.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:28 PM
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The way I see it, tricks classes are a good way to keep your dog mentally stimulated without the pressure of "having" to learn something. It's for fun, versus agility or obedience where there is a sort of pressure to do things right.

I would take Mia.
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I would take Mia, tricks will be good for her impulse control, they build confidence AND you can use them to keep her focused on you for going to startlines, during startlines or waiting in agility etc.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:41 PM
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If you think Mia would benefit from the exposure then take her, of course we all are just people on the Internet, we don't know your dogs like you do, maybe switch their classes once or twice & see who enjoys what activity the most.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:46 PM
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If you think Mia would benefit from the exposure then take her, of course we all are just people on the Internet, we don't know your dogs like you do, maybe switch their classes once or twice & see who enjoys what activity the most.
Well, Summer has taken a trick class before. I train tricks at home and both like them. Summer is on her third round of nosework classes right now (so 13 weeks into training) and enjoys them a lot. Little slow on the uptake but hey... it's Summer LOL. Mia is imo as trial ready as she will be for nosweork however ORTs are few and far between and our first go for it will be in the fall. She's already taken all the nosework classes that our facility offers and is extremely consistently alerting on just odor.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:53 PM
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The. You could switch them up perhaps, give them BOH variety as well as something to do , still I remember how crappy I felt when I would good to shows with bear & have to leave the others behind... So I understand your "human" want to have them both in something. People say dogs don't feel left out *whispers* ... but I think they do.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:53 PM
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I vote Mia as well though it seems you've already made your decision.

I know how you feel though. Right now the only dog that is currently taking classes is Joey. We're in the middle of a CGC preparation class That we started a couple weeks ago.

I feel bad when one of my dogs are taking classes and the others aren't
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