Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jonquil with Jonquils Part 2

If you didn't catch the post about Jonquil's name then you can check it out here. Growing a Guide Dog: Planting Jonquil's with Jonquil As promised, I am updating you with some photos of Jonquil with Jonquils when they bloomed. Well, that time has come and gone. I did get a chance to take a few quick photos between some crummy weather before the flowers began dying off. I was hoping to get some calendar worthy photos but life has been a tad too busy lately. So, I'll take what I can get and share them with you. I don't know which one I like the best. If you have a favorite please let me know! 







Thursday, March 1, 2012

February's Monthly Meeting with Jonquil

I know, it's March, but I can't forget to post February's meeting. Last months meeting we went over the "Go to bed" command. "Go to bed" is where we train the dogs to go to a particular rug/ mat. I guess the command itself is pretty self explanatory. We do not actually show the dog to go to the bed. We want to dog to think for itself and try to figure out what we want without showing any cues.

Anyway, it is something that we hadn't really worked on prior to this meeting with Jonquil. I am the type to just be upfront and not try to make a fool out of myself, so I let our group leader know in front of everyone right off the bat that we are behind in this command. Since Jonquil was a fresh slate we were used for the demonstration. Lol. It was great because she showed that she was picking up on what I wanted her to do. She actually went to the mat on her own! Good girl. I tell you this dog is too smart for her own good. 

Jonquil is getting a treat because she went on the mat.

Now I have to wait for her to decide to sit.

And wait....

There we go. Good girl!

I think Polka has had some practice.

Here is Jonquil's sister, Jamayla, working with one of our leaders.

Jonquil sitting on the mat looking as cute as ever. 

Finally! Jonquil laid down on the mat.

Well almost......

Until next time. 

C and J
still working on "Go to bed"

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