Monday, February 20, 2017

More Training!

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  I hope everyone had a good weekend.  Maggie and I sure did!  My excitement kicked off Saturday morning, when I got to go out to Tuttle Creek State Park with Mom!  I thought we were going to do a little birding, but no!  We went out on another training mission with my Border Collie friends!

Mom and I went on a quick walk when we got there, then saw Beth pull up with the boys.  I showed the puppy Flynt the proper way to greet other dogs --

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"Like this, little one!  Calm, quiet, and a bowed head."

His brother, Moss, didn't want to say "hello", so I didn't approach.  That's part of good manners, too.

We all went on a nice walk together - helping socialize Flynt and get him used to just ignoring other pups. Speaking of ignoring, Mom asked me to pose by Willow Lake, so I did this:

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"Cam!  Cammie!  Cam?!?!"
"Does anyone hear anything?  Oooh, look - fishermen!"

After that, I posed with the boys.

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Flynt:  "So you don't have to look at your mom when she's talking to you?"
Moss:  "How could you not listen?  I hang on my Beth's every WORD!"

"Ha roo woo roo.  So much to learn.  So very much to learn!"

Siberians and Border Collies have very different approaches in life! I think Maggie needs to go on the next training mission - she could REALLY show those guys how it's done!

Anyway ... we walked the length of Eagle Pass Trail, which was really fun! There are lots of good smells there, and lots to see and hear.

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"Look, Mom!  Gooses out on the River Pond!"

The Border Collies did something called "heeling" on our walk -- they walked right by Beth's side. Moss always looks up at her like he's checking to see if he's doing it right or if there's something else she wants him to do.  Flynt is still learning the "heel".  As you can see, I took the point.  As a Siberian Husky, it is in my DNA to be out in front of my biped.  I don't pull, but think "sled dog".  That's in my blood.  Also, mom wants to see if I'm trying to snarf anything.  Actually not me so much in this case (cough, Maggie, cough), but that's just what we do.

Back out on the road, we did some more posing.

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Me, Flynt, and Moss

As you can see, I was very happy. And the sun was in my eyes.

Mom did a closeup of little Flynt:

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"Hello!"

Is he adorable enough?

I had such fun with him and Moss!

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"What a fun morning!"
"Ooooh, gravel!"

Oh.  Flynt is still at the "everything goes in the mouth" stage.  I really think he and Maggie would get along splendidly!  She could teach him SO very much!  I should talk to Mom and Beth about this!

Another successful training mission in the bag!

Cammie!

16 comments:

  1. What a great day y'all had. That lil guy is so cute, and he's learning so much from you.

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  2. Great job Cammie!! We love watching you training the wee ones!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  3. Cammie, you look so HAPPY on your training walk! It sure looks like a beautiful trail and oh boy, are those little ones adorable. Enjoy!

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  4. good job Cammie!! We think if Flynt's mom is smart, she will keep him FAR away from Maggie for the time being. MOL

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  5. Cammie, you are such a helpful instructor! The border collie puppies are so cute! But you are right, Border collies and huskies are a whole different can of worms!!

    Kiki and Nala

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  6. Cammie you are a most patient and kind teacher. What a pretty day for a training session too. There is a real learning curve with pups.
    Flynt and Moss are very cute.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  7. I think Flynt DEFINITELY needs a little Maggie training to round him out.

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  8. I finks you are a pawsome trainer Cam butt…well a bit of Maggie training would be funs as well…she could explain all about SOCK MONKEY!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  9. The puppies are very cute and so lucky to have a pawsome teacher like you.

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  10. OMD those are the kinda Weekend thingys that we all DREAM of doing.

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  11. Flynt is certainly an adorable puppy! You did a good job teaching him some Sibe tricks!

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  12. What a sweet little pup Flynt is, I'm sure he'll learn lots from you and Maggie. Will you teach him how to be a sled dog too? The photo of the three of you at the end of your walk is beautiful - what a handsome trio you make.

    Inca xx

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  13. Oh my goodness what a fun day you all had! Flynt and Moss are adorable. I'm sure they enjoyed spending time with you Cammie.

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  14. Sure looks like you all had a great time. Those boys sure are cute.

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  15. You are an excellent trainer, Cammie! What a gorgeous day you had!

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  16. You look very proud of your training mission. Good job
    Lily & Edward

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