It’s necessary for Divinity to return to basic training for a while, as she no longer sits & stays on command. Even worse, unless Divinity is feeling cooperative, she no longer does much of anything I ask her to do.
During our first year together, Divinity & I went through months of intensive “Canine Good Citizen,” as well as “Therapy Dog” training. Divinity learned to sit, stay, and perform many other tasks on command. We managed to get through this training quickly, as Divinity is a fast learner. Divinity went from not knowing how to walk on a leash, to passing her Therapy Dog test in 10-months. Now however, it’s “see you later, alligator!”
These pictures of Divinity in the agility tunnel are actually quite amusing. At the time these snapshots were taken, Divinity’s speed was slow, to molasses. Agility races are based on speed. However, the tunnels were great for training purposes. Fortunately, in the intervening years, Divinity has sped up considerably.