Kiwi has been learning to calm down and go to a sit before she eats ~ before she exits the expen and before she is allowed outside. I have not named this behavior with verbal command yet. She has learned very quickly that she must do something to get what she wants. She is so comical, she dances around, snaps in the air, runs around me. Then you can see her thinking.. and thinking.. then a moment of calm and sit.
I was emptying the trash when Kiwi decided that the trash can lid was a toy. I seized the moment and started a game using the clicker. This training is done with non verbal Q's. I love these games with the babies, it allows me to learn how she is learning, what works ~ what does not.. It did not take Kiwi long to figure out what she needed to do to get a treat. You will notice mama Dolly watching her little Kiwi work. :)
So I decided to get a Mudi -- I went to the Tzolkin Kennel in Squaw Valley California to see the Mudik. I fully intended to look at male pups, which I did, however much to my surprise a little girl has picked me. "Kiwi" as she will be called, showed all the qualities I was looking for in a performance dog. She will come to her new home on July 01 to learn obedience, agility, herding and dock diving. Stay tuned for our journey together.