I have to say. . .I am pretty proud of Allie. She has come so far in her human training. And she has trained with the best. . .me!
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Allie now knows not to take my crap. She knows that I am pretending or trying to get out of work 99% of the time. And for the 1% of stuff that is actually really scary, Allie knows to take it slow.
Allie knows that I am a horse and sometimes I don't think about work stuff all the time. There is much more important things to think about, like food. So I sometimes forget. But more often than not, I am just testing. I need to know Allie means it when she says something. And when I do really forget, Allies doesn't get mad, she just takes a step back and practices whatever it is with me until I get it.
Let's take the other day. . .we had worked and worked on standing. Sometimes, I just don't want to stand still, I want to keep going and explore. But Allie practiced on saying stand and meaning it, so I finally thought she meant business. Then she hooked the tire on me. I hadn't had the tire on since there was snow on the ground. So I pretended to be scared and moved my legs real fast. But I guess that doesn't fool Allie anymore. So I just did my work. Even when we went over straw or gravel, I didn't care. See?
Allie also knows that when we do hard work, it's nice to balance it out with some fun stuff. Like smiles and treats!
I have to say, I have a pretty good deal. . .and a very trainable two legger!
Oh, and look at the present I got from Notch and Clutch and Isaac's mom!
The cutest cooler ever! Allie says now she is going to have to work me until I sweat now. Good luck with that I say!