Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Zoom Room

Hey y'all!

Hope everyone is doing well. I saw the 2013 corgi calendar that Kelly made, which looks amazing! I'm so upset with myself for not getting any entries in on time, but I can't wait to hang up the new calendar on my wall at work!! Congrats to all the winners!!!

You all may know about Whiskey's non-socialization. While at the pet store (sans Whiskey) I met a very nice lady with a mutt and a Sheba Inu and she told me about the Zoom Room. I did my research online and its like an indoor dog park/agility course/training center. I made a call to them and setup an evaluation to best decide what class to start her in. She know (most) of her basics: sit, stay, down, shake, so we decided on agility 101. The girl that did the evaluation said that with her having a task at hand to do, that it will help her dog aggression. We had our first class today. There are 4 other dogs (5 in total), I think she's the only girl and she is the senior citizen of the class being 5-years old (+/-). She is the 3rd smallest. There is a puff ball, poodle type dog, and a terrier of another being the 2 smallest. The other 2 are about the same age at just under 1 year, a Portuguese water dog and a golden receiver. Whiskey and the Golden were the first ones there, so I quickly explained to them we are working on Whiskey's socializing so to ease into the introduction. She got a little growly in the beginning with the Golden, but once we sniff searched the entire room she did better. We worked on the "table" command, which meant she had to hop on a square platform with all 4 paws and stay-then treat. The first obstacle was the "weave" bars, we started slow and wide apart and she did very well for the first time. Next was the "A"-frame, this she did like a trooper with her short little legs! Then we did a combination of tunnel and jump, which she did both very well! She will do anything for food! All the dogs in the class did very well for the first day, all the dogs completed all the obstacles. I cant wait to for next Tuesday! Its a 6-week class. By the end of the class she was more focused at the task than the other dogs.
Hopefully I will get pictures next week. I was there by myself this time and I can only do so much with 2 hands! :)


  1. Good job, Whiskey! I have been thinking of signing Gibson up for an obedience class as well. He is in definite need of a refresher!

  2. I really like the agility, beacuse it uses the basic obedience and then some. They remeber all their commands its just them not listening any more! HAHA!