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Old August 30th, 2019, 05:50 PM
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First, a question: does anyone have any suggestions for getting a dog motivated about weave poles? Lili will do them, but only under protest. They bore her! Seriously! Anything is more interesting to her--leaves falling, a gnat flying by, a passing cloud... She has a lot of trouble staying focused for a complete pass, and we're only working with a stretch of 6 poles at a crack. Should I try shortening the line to 4 or 5 poles and go from there? Find a better-tasting treat?

And now, down to the picture portion of this thread:

First, some pictures of Grace...

...coming over the hurdle...

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...weaving...

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...contemplating the hoop (yes, she came through, but of course I missed that shot!

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Old August 30th, 2019, 06:07 PM
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Although Lili is bored to tears with weave poles, she does, on occasion, lead through them (as opposed to following a treat). Then she looks over her shoulder at me as if to say, "See, Mom? I understand what you want, it's just too boring for a smart little cookie like me!"

After her initial distrust of it, the tunnel has become one of her favorite events. She'll go in on command even if I'm not guiding her to it Some pictures of Lili perfecting her tunneling skills:

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and popping back in...
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and popping back out again! She does enjoy her tunnel now!
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Old August 30th, 2019, 11:22 PM
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