Girl Trouble

Crazy Roy has 99 problems but a bitch aint one. Cause he wuvs his little bitch Happy the lab!
Look how cute the teeny gal is, dont you just want to eat her up!

Roy does!

  Happy probably longs a little for the old days, not so very long ago when Roy was just a delicate little  3 month old puppy that she could smash with one paw.

 

She really loves Roy though, she plays with him ALL DAY NON STOP. I have the videos, its insane.

Well almost all day, except for when its time to play with balls. She’ll do anything to get you to throw a ball, come, heel, sit whatever you want lady! 
Happy LIKES THE BALL!!! Any ball, don’t matter, she can find one if you don’t have one, its cool. She can find one anywhere. No ball then how about a stick, rope, stuffie, shoe don’t matter!
Happy came preinstalled with drive through the roof, toy drive, food drive, search drive. She will not quit, but she’s not insane. She’s also got amazing handler focus, I tried to introduce her to a trainer friend because we were having a big geeky trainer freakout about what a perfect little performance dog she would be and Happy only had eyes for me. Memememe I’m more important, LOL.  In short(she’s also very short)  Happy is a sport dog persons dream dog. 
For a pet dog home she is a lot of dog in a small fast smart package. This can equal enormous frustration for a lot of people. The key to training Happy to live succesfully in a pet dog home is to not fight the gifts she has but to learn how to use them. Most pet dog people like their dog to fetch but only when they feel like it, they really want their dog to Sit a lot and to not pull in the leash. Happy’s owners have done a great job with her. They understand their dog and have set her and themselves up for total success. Shes been well socialized, flawlessly crate trained, not destructive and freakishly quiet.
 Happy likes to search, retrieve, tug and move. So teaching Sit isn’t about long sits its about a lot of sits, with movement as the reward building towards longer sits. Asking Happy to Come should predict fast movement or searching as the reward.  Rewarding her by letting her charge away to search for a toy makes her want to come back to you more often and faster.
Happy likes to wrestle with her persons and shove her head into you. So I use this as her reward for not pulling on leash, dont pull on the leash and then you can bash your head into my hands(shes a freak). The reward for walking in heel position=play with me! So more being close to me, people like for their dogs to walk close to them! Everyone wins here.

Roy likes how much Happy likes the ball too. It allows him to put on his creepy cape for some serious stalking and circling. So while I work with Happy on come, sit, down & stay during our fetch and search games I can also work with Roy. He wants to circle and chase and stare at Happy. So thats what I use to reward him with. Come closer, liedown, come closer liedown and  I throw the ball so Happy runs, look at me and then you can look at her…

This literally goes on for HOURS. It dont stop until Happy stops and then its doesnt even stop because, it got started so therefore it is, so they just keep staggering and tweaking until someone has to drop for a nap.

Happys thought bubble would say “throwtheballthrowtheballthrowtheball” here.
Roy’s would say “makethedogmovemakethedogmovemakethedogmove”.
Throw the ball?!

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