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Diane Peter <[log in to unmask]>
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Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 27 Jul 2005 23:48:37 -0500
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Shannon had her 1st obedience lesson on Saturday & I think she did very 
well, she went in lunging at the end of the leash & by the end she was 
better, not perfect but better than she was. I think she was the best sitter 
in the class & she caught on to down pretty fast too, we both need to work 
on her breaking her sit/down, I'm supposed to go no, no, no when she does it 
but I haven't gotten the hang of it yet, of course nobody else in the class 
did it either. She's the prettiest & I think the oldest dog in class, most 
of the other dogs are Labs & most seem to be 18 months or younger, they also 
are mostly black, white, yellow & chocolate or a combo of them. There's also 
a Westie, a Chihuahua & 2 mini Schnauzers. Next week we'll have to take some 
water along for her, on 1 of the rounds she lunged at a water bowl & she 
won't take water from your hand, I guess she's too refined for that so next 
week she'll have to drink from a small crock that says kitty.  We'll also 
have to take along some poop bags since I forgot to do that this week.

We've been having her sit & down almost constantly in the house & today I 
took her for a walk around the block, at 1st she was lunging & yiping since 
I train in a pinch/prong collar & she kept hitting the end of the leash 
really hard, after half a block I think she pretty much caught on that she 
was supposed to be beside me & not 5 feet in front of me.  When I took the 
collar off it was a mess because of her hair, the collar was pinching a tuft 
or 2 of her neck hair & I had to straighten it out before it would release 
her hair.  I was wondering if I'd have trouble with that.

I'm looking forward to seeing what we're going to learn this week, I'm 
really looking forward to stand since then I can take conformation shots of 
her, right now she either wanders around or sits when I want to take pics of 

Diane Peter
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