Thanks again, everyone for your awesome advice regarding dog tags. You bloggers are so smart. I still have yet to decide on one. After reading everything you said, I really want it to be visible because I don’t know how long Shiva will remain close to a stranger. I also want it to reflect her personality. Maybe I am taking this all a little bit too seriously? Many of you also said you would never put your dog’s name on the tag and that has also made me hesitate. On one hand, I want her to feel comfortable enough to go with a person who is trying to help her, but on the other, I certainly don’t want someone to have her for keeps. Though, after Shiva rips through her prized shoe collection I am sure this dognapper would quickly regret her crime. It would be my last laugh. Mwahahaha!
But I digress.
Since it is Friday and I don’t feel like being too serious, I am going to show you a video I actually attempted to edit all by myself. It’s still kind of crappy but one must admit there are improvements.
This is a game I learned from Silvia Jay’s Blog. She is a dog trainer here in the HRM and I was lucky enough to attend her seminar on communication and play last fall. I have often said to others that I wish I could suck all the knowledge out of her head and mash it onto mine. Everything she says makes so much sense but because I am a silly human, I can never think of it on my own. I think of her as a dog interpreter, if that makes sense.
I will say just one more thing and then promise to shut up. I think this game also is kind of an intro to the Intro to K9 Nose Work, Pamela at Something Wagging has posted on her blog. Over this cold, snowy weekend, I intend on trying out some of her suggestions. Like everything else, Shiva seems to be a natural. It’s hard to believe she is my dog.