I am loving the longer days. I can get home from work clean kennels and train all before it gets dark. Kira and I had a good training session last night, it was so much fun. Now that I am starting to have an inkling of what and how to train for schutzhund it is more enjoyable. When Kira and I finish a session we leave with her tugging on her ball all the way, but last night I would tug and send her off running, and she would return to me, and repeat. Except for the last go-around she took her ball and ran to the fox hole and dropped her ball down the hole!!! This is her favorite ball, this is our training ball! I feel naked now…I don’t know what to do for training now. I hope the foxes throw the ball back out and I will find it waiting…… a person can hope….
She just wanted to share mom! LOL Glad your session went well.
Next you will see the fox playing tug with Kira’s ball!
That’s funny. Nikon would dig to China before he’d walk away from a hole without his ball!
Someone said to me that they thought the Foxes would “expel” the ball from their den…sorry I don’t remember who said it. You were right. It was outside the hole this morning. It is interesting the foxes and the dogs are very aware of each other but they seem to have a truce with each other. When I have the dogs out loose their is nothing stopping them from digging up their holes/dens but they (and my dogs can be very vigorous diggers) leave them alone. They make regular checks of their dens, but they respect them, well other then Funny, she marks all around them. The foxes also check on the dogs, I can tell were they have been by the feces they leave behind or by tracks left in the snow or mud. Before we built the house there were no foxes on our property. we knew right when they moved in and the difference they made in keeping the rodent population down was evident right away.
I am happy for you & Kira that the ball was thrown out—now you can continue training!