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ParNone
09-12-2003, 04:51 PM
I've been working everyday with Oz on the teeter totter.
This is our obstacle nemesis. He doesn't like the movement
under his feet, so I've been really trying to make it fun
and we've made quite a bit of progress. So I was gonna
see if I could get a pic of him on it at lunch today.

Murph had other ideas though. He plopped himself
on it and wouldn't get off.:) Totally fearless that boy.
Doesn't even bother him, if Oz steps on the one end,
bouncing him around.

So I got some pics of Murph on the teeter instead. I might
try again tonight to get some of Oz.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid79/pb972b1259548dbb3267652300ff6e6f5/fb1c2825.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid79/p5dfcbb35fd0ae919af59304159324fb8/fb1c2821.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid79/pdf0154646ea560739c2064f1aea97250/fb1c281c.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid79/pa679e3917496bc031792c49bf9ed1f51/fb1c2818.jpg

Par...

Cincy'sMom
09-12-2003, 04:52 PM
Aww, Murph! What a good pup!!!

Getting sadie to teeter tooter was a challange, and she still needs encourgment, but we are getting there!

ParNone
09-12-2003, 05:08 PM
hi cincy's mom!

I wish I'd have thought to socialize Oz to things moving
under his feet when he was a puppy. Just totally didn't
think of it. Too busy trying to get him to walk on a leash.

He's getting better at it, as I've been working on slowly
building him towards walking across the whole thing.
Plus I make a huge fuss whenever Murph sails across it,
so that has helped too. He doesn't want Murph getting
more attention than him.

Go Sadie!

Par...

lovemyshiba
09-12-2003, 05:26 PM
Murph is so brave!!!!

Great pictures!!!!!

KYS
09-12-2003, 05:31 PM
Murph looks so cute on the teeter totter.
I have to tell you the picuture of Maddie
in your signature is so beautiful with all
the vivid colorful flowers.

micki76
09-12-2003, 05:39 PM
At a boy Murph!! Show little (big :D) brother how to do it!! :D

ParNone
09-12-2003, 07:23 PM
hiya lovemyshiba!

Murph is beeming that you noticed how brave he is.:)

hey there kys!

I think Maddie is about 3 years old in that pic and those
are my favorite pics of her. Wish I could get some of
Murph and Oz in the bluebonnets too. Maybe try this
spring. Thanks!

hola micki!

He's been teaching Oz to lift his leg on things as of late.
Wish he'd have kept that one to himself.;) But other then
that, he has been a most wonderful teacher for Oz.:)

Par...

ParNone
09-12-2003, 07:27 PM
Managed to get a few of Oz on the teeter. Yeah!

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid79/p11777bb5d687f18d824ea30a4e4300d7/fb1be11c.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid79/p83422fdba241f1cf67939984b9171a37/fb1be121.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid79/p8b8f2b6ed2088a1a7d91ad349e2cd35a/fb1be11b.jpg

Par...

micki76
09-12-2003, 11:12 PM
Alright, Oz!! Brave boy. You can do anything that little bitty terrier can do! :D :D :D

pssst... keep lifting that leg, makes you look macho in front of the ladies!

Pam
09-13-2003, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by ParNone
Murph had other ideas though. He plopped himself
on it and wouldn't get off.:) Totally fearless that boy.
Doesn't even bother him, if Oz steps on the one end,
bouncing him around.

Par...

What a mental picture I just got of Oz some day standing on one end and sending Murph flying! LOL! I sure hope you are there to catch him. :D Murph is just a little doll on the teeter totter and oh so brave! :cool: It looks like in no time Oz will be joining in. The pictures are great! I just love seeing pictures of your dogs! Oz has such dreamy eyes. :) By the way, your lawn looks like carpet. How do you keep it so nice and green without any "pee spots?" :o :)

Rachel
09-13-2003, 08:50 AM
How cool that you have the teeter totter for them to practice on. Do you have other agility equipment as well? Did you make this or is it a piece of equipment that you have borrowed?

The pictures are just wonderful. More please, if you have them.

anna_66
09-13-2003, 10:47 AM
Hey look at that, Oz on the teeter...good boy Oz!
Now, could you come over and tell Roxey it's no big deal...she doesn't like that thing at all:eek:

GoldenRetrLuver
09-13-2003, 11:38 AM
How did I miss this thread?! :eek:

Hehe...Murph is so brave! What a cute boy! :D How did you ever teach them to climb on it? I know my 2 would be "Okay, you want me to get on THAT THING?!" ;)

Oz is handsome as always! :D I love his markings...so unique. He does have some merle in him, doesn't he? :)

P.S. I love your grass! lol, its so green! We *used* to have grass like that...wayyy before we got the dogs.

EssTer
09-13-2003, 11:44 AM
Verrry good :) So brave dog :)

wolfsoul
09-13-2003, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by GoldenRetrLuver

Oz is handsome as always! :D I love his markings...so unique. He does have some merle in him, doesn't he? :)


I remember par saying that he's a sable merle. :) That's my favourite on a smooth collie, on a rough collie sable merle doesn't look as defined.

Great pics! I love that Oz boy, he's always so gogeous! :)

Cincy'sMom
09-13-2003, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by ParNone
hi cincy's mom!

I wish I'd have thought to socialize Oz to things moving
under his feet when he was a puppy. Just totally didn't
think of it. Too busy trying to get him to walk on a leash.

He's getting better at it, as I've been working on slowly
building him towards walking across the whole thing.
Plus I make a huge fuss whenever Murph sails across it,
so that has helped too. He doesn't want Murph getting
more attention than him.

Go Sadie!

Par...

i wish we had donet he same...Sadie didn't really see the teeter totter til she was 1 1/2. But she is learning :)

Go Oz :)

ParNone
09-13-2003, 09:07 PM
micki writes:

pssst... keep lifting that leg, makes you look macho in front of the ladies!
Maddie says she could do with a lil' less macho. She's getting
a wee bit weary of 2 dogs now following her around, waiting for her to
pee, so they can compete to pee over it.:)

pam writes:

What a mental picture I just got of Oz some day standing on one end and sending
Murph flying! LOL! I sure hope you are there to catch him. Murph is just a little doll
on the teeter totter and oh so brave! It looks like in no time Oz will be joining in.
The pictures are great! I just love seeing pictures of your dogs! Oz has such dreamy eyes.
By the way, your lawn looks like carpet. How do you keep it so nice and green without
any "pee spots?"
hi pam!
I had that mental picture too, when Oz was standing on one end, as Murph was toodling up
to the top. I would have liked to get a pic, but I was too busy grabbing the board
and lowering Murph down gently to the ground.
Murph and Maddie have never left pee spots, but Oz does. It's been raining quite a
bit lately, which I think helps and he's also started lifting his leg and peeing on
the shrubs vs. the grass. So no more brown spots in the grass, just have to worry
now about all my plants dying.:)

rachel writes:

How cool that you have the teeter totter for them to practice on. Do you have
other agility equipment as well? Did you make this or is it a piece of equipment that
you have borrowed?
hola rachel!
I made a couple of pieces, but have bought most of the stuff from affordable agility.
I've got everything except the dog walk and the a-frame now. I'll probably get those
in the next month or two, because Oz's best obstacles in class are the ones he gets
to practice on at home. Just going to make mowing that much more of a chore though.

anna writes:

Hey look at that, Oz on the teeter...good boy Oz!
Now, could you come over and tell Roxey it's no big deal...she doesn't like that thing
at all
hi there anna!

I think what has really made a difference with Oz, besides seeing Murph having so much
fun on it, was to set up a mini teeter in the house. It's just a 6 ft board that lays
on a 3 inch square post. To get him use to movement under his feet, I started having
him paw the one end down. In the beginning he'd only just touch it very gently, but
he's now slamming it to the ground. I think he's starting to get the concept that it's
not so bad.

goldenretrluver writes:

How did I miss this thread?!

Hehe...Murph is so brave! What a cute boy! How did you ever teach them to climb on it?
I know my 2 would be "Okay, you want me to get on THAT THING?!"
Oz is handsome as always! I love his markings...so unique. He does have some merle
in him, doesn't he?
P.S. I love your grass! lol, its so green! We *used* to have grass like that...wayyy
before we got the dogs.
hey there goldenretrluver!
It was actually really easy to teach Murph. I didn't even go through the slow build up
steps that they taught in class. I lured with a treat across it slowly twice and after
that he was running across it, without the lure. He runs across it so fast, that it
slams to the ground and his feet actually leave the board as it bounces. Oz just looks
on in total amazement. I'd really like him to "wait" at the pivot point and let it descend
slowly, but he does not get the point of that, like I'm taking all the fun out of it.

Oz is a Sable Merle. I didn't even know that color existed, until I got him. Gotta
say I love that color as much as Blue Merle now.:)

Thank ya Esster!

wolfsoul writes:

I remember par saying that he's a sable merle. That's my favourite on a
smooth collie, on a rough collie sable merle doesn't look as defined.
Great pics! I love that Oz boy, he's always so gogeous!
hey wolfsoul!
Ah you got good taste there wolfsoul. I'm kinda partial to sable merle now myself.;)

Uabassoon
09-13-2003, 09:18 PM
Great pics, however Oz does not look like he's happy on the teeter totter LOL.

ParNone
09-13-2003, 09:23 PM
LOL Uabassoon! That's exactly what my best friend said
when she saw the pics too. I had to have him "Stay",
so I could get the pics and he was not too thrilled with
that. He prefers to get on, get his treat and get off quickly.:)

Par...

micki76
09-13-2003, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by ParNone
Maddie says she could do with a lil' less macho. She's getting
a wee bit weary of 2 dogs now following her around, waiting for her to
pee, so they can compete to pee over it.:)


LOL! Right now we're dog sitting for my sister in law and everyone has to pee on everyone else's pee, even the girls are doing it! :p