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post #11 of 13 Old 01-18-2013, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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I wasn't able to see her Monday through Thursday because it was waaaaaay too cold in the morning before work. I did get to see her today, and I was a little worried that she would have forgotten everything. I was wrong though!

She remembered everything we had done before, and I also taught her how to back up 2 different ways, and how to lunge! She did awesome, and was very respectful from the beginning. Once she got the hang of lunging, I started lunging her through obstacles. She's still weary of puddles, so I lunged her each way through some puddles, and then moved to some other obstacles.

My BO has this thing set up that is 3 different levels of jump, but instead of being like a normal jump, the other side is a hill so it's more like a big jump onto a different level of ground. (I hope that makes sense) Anyway, there is 1, 2, and 3 feet "jumps" and I lunged her over the 1 and 2 foot ones, and she did very well. When I first brought her home she was very confused by things she had to step over, so I would make her walk over things a lot to get her used to them. She's doing much much better.

I felt so connected to her today. We're coming along so nicely and I couldn't be happier.

You can kind of see the "jumps" in the picture I attached.
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post #12 of 13 Old 01-18-2013, 06:10 PM
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Happy to hear about your progress w/her. sounds like just what you both needed to achieve your goals safely.Take you time & enjoy the journey.
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post #13 of 13 Old 01-18-2013, 06:59 PM
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I'm glad to see how well she is doing! I'm sure you're looking forward to a fun weekend!
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