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First Entry

This is my first blog entry for Riot, a 3 year old Australian Shepherd. I want to keep a log of her progress and achievements in a obedience, rally and agility. She received her CARO Rally Novice title in the summer of 2006 with scores of 196-200-199. Sometime in the summer of 2007 we will be competing for her CKC Companion Dog obedience title. She is very good at agility (e.g. better than the handler).
We are also a member of the Canadian Disc Dog Association. Disc Dog events are one of her favourites... she just isn't the best catch.

Because she learns so fast, I started doing tick training with her. Current list of tricks:

• Back Up.
• Circle to her Right ("Spin").
• Circle to her Left ("Twist").
• Bow.
• Wave.
• Give me 5.
• Give me 10.
• Stand up on her back legs ("How Tall Are You?").
• Lift Your Right Paw.
• Lift Your Left Paw.
• Crawl on your belly ("Sneak").
• Bring: the newspaper/my hat/ your leash/find my slippers etc.
• From a sitting position on my left, circle backwards around me returning to the starting position ("Shift").
• From a sitting position on my right, circle backwards around me returning to the starting position ("Swing").
• Step sideways ("Slide").
• Go to her left ("Left")
• Go to her Right ("Right")
• Go straight ahead ("Go Go")