Reply To: Annie & Tuesday


Hello Kristin and Alana 🙂 And hello classmates–great to see you and your dogs again! I am working with a different dog of mine, Tuesday (aka Tooz) in this class. Tooz has had some truffle training in the past and she found a couple in the wild last winter. So I’m hoping to have her ready to do some more serious hunting this winter.

She is a 3 year old terrier mix that I’ve had for 2 years. I adopted her from a shelter a couple weeks after she was brought in as a stray. She has done some obedience work and knows a whole bunch of tricks. 🙂 She started getting white hair on her face at an early age, so she looks older than she is…

This exercise took place in a small patch of mostly riparian vegetation that runs along a creek. On either side of this riparian strip are young Doug fir stands. The day was cool and wet, it had been drizzling most of the day, but had stopped about 10 minutes before we started the exercise. The targets cooked for about 20 minutes. After each find, Tooz’s reward is 3-5 short tosses of a tennis ball. So most of the tosses were spliced out of the video.

Right now, I think Tooz needs to work on endurance. She becomes mentally tired after 4-5 finds and then begins to struggle to find more. I’d like to work up to 6 as our next goal.

Thanks for your feedback!