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Condo Agility

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by DianeP, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. DianeP

    DianeP Premium Member

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    Mindy and I are trying to find ways to stay busy inside during the middle of a cold January? What do you and your Sheltie a do for indoor fun?
     
  2. GlennR

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    Good job! I should try to set something up in the basement for Liam.
     
  4. Calliesmom

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    I let them all play together.....:yes:
    sometimes I throw a toy but that usually gets everyone barking so we don't do that as much as they would like..................
     
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    Shelties are so smart and mental games can be a good substitute for more active games. I have 3 antique brass goat bells that my Grandmother brought with her from Spain when she came to America...one small bell, one medium and one larger. I made a stand-up wooden frame and hung the bells in a row 6" apart. First with a pointer I taught "touch" and then taught "touch small", medium and large. It only took a couple of days and then they could actually make tunes with my simply saying the size of the bell they were to touch...the touch had to be firm enough to make the bell chime. You can teach either nose touch or paw touch for a lot of games and it doesn't have to be a game with bells. There really is no limit to the things Shelties can learn and most love learning...esp if treats are involved! :)
    Trini
     
  7. Sharon7

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    Wow Trini, how very cool! That's some great training and I'm sure they loved it. Really inventive!
     
  8. Piper's mom

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    What a great idea! Mindy has a great teacher too!
    I’ve heard of people buying plungers at the dollar store for their dog to practice weaves indoors.
     
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    What a great idea!
     
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