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Today, Dolce and I did our first little mini course! I made it up in my living room/kitchen area, and we did a loop around my kitchen island. He had 2 jumps, and a pause table. We did lead-outs, front-crosses, and "follow the finger" instead of "follow me." I must say, he's a natural! I made a fake tunnel as best I could with a dog bed over open drawers between my kitchen cabinets and island. He showed no hesitation going through that, so I'm optimistic he won't mind a tunnel when the time comes. I already know he'll jump up on anything I point to, so I'm not too worried about the A-frame or dogwalk. That just leaves a teeter. No idea how to replicate that with at-home materials yet. We shall see!
True to the NILIF system, kibble was the reward for today's activities/training. A good old fashioned chase-the-stuffy game afterward didn't hurt. :) The greys also did some jumping. JoJo is very enthusiastic! Kibeth is aloof, but willing once she starts to feel left out.
I need to be better about their teeth-brushing. I'm only getting to it a few times a week. I swear. Every. Day. From. Now. On!
Dolce and I also had a wonderful bike ride this morning. Tremendous fun, and I think the little guy might actually be tired after all this work!