Alright, it's Thursday so that means it's time for another Tell Me Thursday brought to you by Laura at Crooks and Crazies!!
And now onto the questions...
1. What five things can't you live without?
Cheese curds (I'm a WI girl)
Culver's (most delicious fast food ever)
2. How do you transport your dogs? This question suggested by several peeps, including Mara.
After some stupid teenager ruined my old car I picked up what I call "The Transporter" earlier this year.
Isn't it beautiful? It's a Subaru Outback and it pretty much always has crates rattling around in the back. And I usually have the back seats down so it's basically a two-seater most of the time. Sometimes I'm a little lazy and just throw all the dogs into one crate for very short trips but they don't mind.
Oh, and this baby has heated seats!!! YES!!! I pulled my hamstring last week so even though it's 90+ outside I'm riding around with my seat cranked up to high and it is awesome.
3. What role does obedience play in your training or running of your dog(s)?
I think that obedience is pretty boring so I try to do a lot of trick training. It helps my dogs learn how to learn and that it's okay to make mistakes. But I'm always working on a good recall and a fast down which both come in handy when it comes to agility.
4. At what point do you start putting commands on your dogs?
When I'm teaching something new I usually wait a day or so before I start adding the command. And then I start by having them do the trick and then saying "Good [name of trick]". Then I'll add in the command once they start to offer the trick without me having to lure them.
5. Do you talk to strangers in elevators? Question posted by Laura #1.
Ummm... sometimes there are scary people in elevators :)