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Old 12-07-2013, 04:36 PM
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Looks like a 4.5.

Bigger than the usual for sure.
Yeah I saw 4.5 on the news and someone said they were changing it to 4.8. Definitely bigger than what we are used to either way.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:51 PM
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Ugh Blossom gets so many good dog points for being chill while I'm basically off my feet until this **** toe heals. She was really squirrely the first few days, and then she figured out something was up and has been SO good since. She and Keeva play in the yard; Keeva does zoomies and Blossom chases her around with the jolly ball in her mouth and that's their exercise. lol. Good dogs, your crippled owner thanks you.

That said, if she steps on my toe one more time, she will lose all good dog points and even dip into the negatives. Ow.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:38 PM
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I essentially got a dog-related job today! Interview was this afternoon and went very well. The position isn't until January so I'm to keep in touch until then, but they told me I have it. It's dog walking, but they also have a trainer they like to recommend that I looked up and seems right up my alley, and they said they could set up shadowing for me.

So basically, I'd get to shadow a trainer, do dog walking during the day, come home and take Astro to nosework, agility, and CGC lessons....basically, just become the biggest dog nerd that ever walked the earth.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:20 PM
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Without being too graphic, I have had tummy problems all weekend so I had to run to the bathroom. Came back and Mia was eating my dinner.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:27 PM
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I start assisting in another class on Wed! And they are already talking about future disc classes after this one ends. They also want me to come in soon to learn the doggie daycare side of the place AND they want me to start brainstorming more class ideas other than disc! Sooo happy!

I seriously love teaching and am so tickled that this place that told me a few months ago that they just didn't have any openings at all is making a place for me.
That's because you are awesome! They would be stupid to let you pass them by!
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:45 PM
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I did a bad, bad thing.

Quinn and Ned are getting new collars for Christmas (I feel bad that Dally isn't getting a matching one, but she got a Hurtta not too long ago - still, I think I'll get her one after Christmas).

Ned is actually getting 2.

I am a mixture of excited and "DON'T YOU HAVE ANY SELF CONTROL?!"
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:50 PM
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I start assisting in another class on Wed! And they are already talking about future disc classes after this one ends. They also want me to come in soon to learn the doggie daycare side of the place AND they want me to start brainstorming more class ideas other than disc! Sooo happy!

I seriously love teaching and am so tickled that this place that told me a few months ago that they just didn't have any openings at all is making a place for me.

That's awesome Linds!

Totally not surprised though

You deserve it <3
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:49 PM
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I essentially got a dog-related job today! Interview was this afternoon and went very well. The position isn't until January so I'm to keep in touch until then, but they told me I have it. It's dog walking, but they also have a trainer they like to recommend that I looked up and seems right up my alley, and they said they could set up shadowing for me.

So basically, I'd get to shadow a trainer, do dog walking during the day, come home and take Astro to nosework, agility, and CGC lessons....basically, just become the biggest dog nerd that ever walked the earth.
That's awesome, Congrats!
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:56 PM
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David had an interview in the city so we took Art and Talon so we could go to the dog park after all the running around. Well, we didn't go to the dog park because we were all tired as it was a long day.

His interview was in the same parking area as Petsmart so I took Talon in for a bit while I was waiting for David. OMG what a stressful visit! I didn't realize it was the friends and family discount days, so the store was just packed. Not to mention a big adoption event so there was a ton of cats and dogs. I walked around for a while and Talon was losing his mind a bit. He was so overwhelmed at first, but I don't blame him there was soo much going on. I tried finding a quiet spot but it took a while. When I finally found a nice little spot we started doing some sits, downs, nose touchs, back ups, etc to try and destress. Worked so good! I'm so proud of him, after that he was soooo focused and good!

Also, he met a few younger kids, who he was previously scared up, but he ran right up to them and sat down ^_^ He even went straight up to Santa! We took a quick pic of him and Santa.

Than David came in with Art and Talon lost his mind with worry because he saw Art than Art was gone. lol Poor baby whined like a banshee.

He also got a terrible present, a gentle leader. He let's us put it on with absolutely NO struggle at all! yay Talon.

Overall, it was stressful and not the right time to be there, but he did pretty OK anyways.


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Also, any tips for gentle leader desensitization?

It's been a little while since I had to desensitize a dog to a head halter. Talon will let us put it on no problem. So right now we are putting it on him twice a day, for about 20minutes a day maybe. We put it on in the morning, then give him a kong filled with frozen stuff. Than when he is done with the frozen kong we take off his GL and do it again that night. He doesn't seem to care at all about the GL when he has his kong, there is n pawing/scratching at all.

SO I think the next step we are going to put it on him to do training, something he isn't 100% involved in during the whole time like he is with the kong. Probably up it to 3 times a day for short sessions. Than maybe for short potty breaks with lots of treats, than longer walks.

That's just what I'm thinking of doing, any suggestions? Does that seem like an ok plan?
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:02 PM
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I convinced my brother to talk his girlfriend out of getiing a byb doberman...at 5 weeks old, no less, AFTER she paid a nonrefundable deposit. And now she may be considering a Moxie collie instead! She has a love affair with Logan, and she requests his presence when she has a panic attack. And Logan loves her just as much as she loves him lol. If she does go for it, she also wants me to help train and possibly show him
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