Monthly Archives: June 2011

Coursing Enthusiast

I knew as soon as I took Risa herding (a.k.a. ‘chase sheep when they move’) that she was a natural born coursing dog. She’s always enjoyed running free and I honestly think nothing makes her happier than sprinting at full … Continue reading

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I Am Paying Attention

I’ve always struggled getting and keeping Risa’s attention. Part of it is my fault. I had a bad habit of dropping treats which caused her to break her focus after every treat delivery. “Grab treat then search for potential dropped … Continue reading

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Natural Born Performer

It’s surprising to me to realize that Risa is a natural performer. This shy, fearful dog absolutely loves putting on a show in front of an audience. It seems like such a foreign concept knowing her history. This weekend, I … Continue reading

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