So sorry to be so far behind. I've been having some computer woes. I downloaded some recommended software and it came bundled with a bunch of PUP (potentially unwanted programs). "Potential" my arse. They should be called CRAP (completely repulsive absurd programs). They completely messed up my system. I got one removed, but the other was giving me problems. Meanwhile I had to download an upgraded version of another program to make iTunes and company work well and it offered another toolbar and search program - which I declined and then it downloaded it anyway. So altogether I've spent a dozen hours getting rid of this junk and am behind on everything computer because it was too annoying to do things. BTW my younger brother was thrilled to learn I'd purchased an iPod Touch. He says I've now caught up to 2002 and he can't wait to see what I'll do next!
So about agility class. It was interesting. I brought Gimme's special bowl and decided to incorporate it in our course. Things did not go well initially... she self served once when she wasn't supposed to and almost did a second time. The second time around it went much better when I realized I was expecting her to generalize what she knows about special bowl, despite never having used it anywhere except my living room and the front yard. So when I took some time to give her a refresher about what special bowl means and "yes Gimme, the rules still apply in the agility building", things went much better.
When I get the videos... you'll noticed I yell "no" at her a couple of times. I don't have any intention of using it in my training, but still it pops out. Its stupid really - it has no affect on her behavior, she keeps going. I'm not convinced she believes the n-word applies to her. And what is even more stupid is, if I were able to stay in training mode (as opposed to reacting mode) and called her name, she would turn on a thin dime to come to me.