This post is just me gushing and has no real point, sorry. Her drive has just exploded. She was always an intense little dog but it seems like her drive is really starting to mature. Today and yesterday she was so crazy intense on the flirtpole. I actually hung her from the tug as high as my chest and she just clamped on like a little alligator - and keep in mind she's not a terrier, LOL, and has never had a particularly strong grip before. She's so SERIOUS about it too; it's not a game, it's WORK to her. She was also throwing tons of herding behaviors at the toy, so we started doing some dry work - just "Lie down," "walk up," and "that'll do" to end our sessions. She was already throwing the down and the creep, so I'm really just working on naming them. This almost makes up for her horrible teenage brain right now. Did you know she doesn't know how to sit or down? No one ever taught her that. Ok, well maybe she knows it but it's boooooring. But, of course, free shaping some perch work is easy as pie. I'm really working on showing her that she CAN her feet closer together than she thinks. Perching is hard for shorty dogs! So anyway, my dog is a teenager but still awesome, and we are just going to work through teenage brain phase with lots of focus games, drive building, and shaping cool stuff/body awareness. And I KNOW, I KNOW, useless without pics/video. I know. Here's one irrelevant pic to make up for you guys reading all this: IMG_3939 by Traveling Koolie, on Flickr Lindsey might have posted that already, lol. Keeva also just discovered swimming.