I decided on seeing how Corky would do with walking on the tarp and if that went well, I would lay a log down and see if we could get a directed jump over it, thought that's not very tall, but it's a jump. We all know Corky likes to jump puddles, so that shouldn't be too hard. I knew we had worked with a tarp over Corky's back, but never walking on it.
As he walked up to it, he noticed it right away and the look on his face told me he hadn't done this before. Because of the snow on the ground, the tarp was making more of a crunchy sound than if it would if it was on grass. I couldn't get him to follow me, so we walked around it a couple of times, and then he sniffed it. Then I asked him again to walk over a corner, which he did. Then we walked across it ..... well, maybe trot so it didn't bite him too bad, and then we did it again and he stopped in the middle and pawed it.
Speaking of Ms. Willow, I thought I'd see what she would do with the tarp, that it would be good training. So I got her out and was brushing her next to the tarp so she would be pretty for pictures, when she leaves me, walks onto the tarp -- "Wait, Willow! I don't have the camera out!" -- around the tarp, smells the things that are holding the corners down. Well, I guess whoever did her training earlier this year did an excellent job! She is very curious and wasn't afraid at all.
|Ms. Willow showing Corky up|
Because of the upcoming weather, I ordered a new tape so I can get some more points on bad weather days!
Until next time,
Janeen, Corky and Willow in the UP of Michigan