Friday, April 24, 2009

Rampage doing stuff

While Icon has been getting the Big Branch of Training lately, Rampage has gotten the short end of the stick (but he's luckier than Foster and Apollo who have been getting bupkis). I'm not too worried about it because I do spend a bit of time each day working with him, but it's not as much as I would like. After tryouts is over I'm sure he'll get more attention from me. The main thing he is currently missing and I would like him to learn is a retrieve to hand. When I throw a toy I want him to bring it back for a game of tug, but right now he'll run for it and run back in my general area, but not offer it to me. I have to go to him to get it. Thankfully he lets me grab it from him though. I can't stand it when dogs play keep away.

Anyway, here's a little video of Rampage and I playing with the teeter, a cone and the bosu ball. I have no clue why the border collies love the bosu ball so much, but they really do.

When we're playing with the cones he will knock it over going around more often than he leaves it up. I'm not sure if this should concern me or not. I'm not doing anything about it at this point though.

I'm not sure why the quality of the video is so bad. I think my conversion settings got messed up in pinnacle. I may or may not redo the video (more likely not).

Rampage doing stuff from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.


  1. Rampage is pretty darn cute if I do say so myself:>) as for retrieving to your hand, are you using the 2nd tug toy and tapping it on the ground to get him to come to you? if so, and he drops the one he retrieves, it 's not a big deal at this point. Do you have the PupStart 101 DVD as it shows how to get them to bring it back with his big brother Scandal showing how at 12 wks old. I love him on his bosu ball! Jan

  2. He is VERY cute :)

    We do lots of 2-toy and 3-toy stuff. Pretty much every day because when I just have a few minutes with him and don't know what to do that's my default game because we both have fun.

    I think that could be why he comes back to me with the toy now, but has no incentive to bring it to my hand since he's expecting me to have another toy. I guess I should just always train with 2 toys at this point ;)

  3. LOVE the video!!! Rampage is just too cute! You can sure tell he likes that bosu ball. Kristen

  4. I love how the other dogs are all around. Cassidy does not focus very well with Callie around, probably because she wants to talk the whole time! Icon sure is calm in the background. Cassidy would not do that, she has to be the center of attention. Good work girl:)