Saturday, March 5, 2011

Training

Ambrose here. It has been mostly sunny in NC and Barbara decided it would be a good time to take me over to Fearrington for a walk and some training.




Fearrington has nice shopping area, lots of gardens, ponds and cows and goats. While we were walking around 2 people stopped to say what a handsome dog I am. Which of course I am.

They have outdoor sculpture by local artists and Barbara thought we should look at that. I wanted to see the cows. Look at this giant metal rooster. I would have preferred a real rooster with feathers.





I practiced my sit stays by this giraffe.




And by these mushrooms.



Then we did some more by this statue. However once Barbara saw the price tag of $2400 she moved me a way from it in case I tried to practice some bad sport skills on it!



I really wanted to go see the cows in the field but none of them would come close to me at the fence so I have no pictures to show of them.


Of course the sensible cows did not come near the fence while Ambrose was there. However the cows are my friends and always come to the fence when I visit. When I go to Fearrington I will get nice photos of the cows to post.



I always enjoy hanging out with my boyfriend Trotter. We like to practice our recalls and get good treats. Here we are sitting politely in front of his person waiting for her to give us bits of cheese.



Barbara has called us to come and we raced across the yard to get to her. She had turkey sausage which was very delicious and excellent for encouraging speedy recalls.



Tomorrow I will go to freestyle practice where Barbara and I will work on some moves for a new routine.

9 comments:

Amber-Mae said...

Ambrose, you are definitely a very good-looking dog. Nobody can deny that!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Have fun a freestyle practice Niamh. Ambrose, you did very good sitting by all them statues and not vandalizing any!
~lickies, Ludo

Maggie and Mitch said...

Maybe one day, I'll be as smart and well-trained as you and Niamh are, Ambrose!

Yer friend,
Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Niamh and Ambrose!
Sure you had a great time there!
I can see Ambrose did pretty well with the commands!
And you with your friend too, Niamh!
Those sculptures are pawesome!
Happy Sunday!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Mango said...

Always nice to be admired, isn't it? Can't wait to see your new dance moves.

Slobbers,
Mango

Hero said...

Congrats on doing so well with your training! It's always good to practice good behavior in new places. My mom always makes sure to spend a few minutes every day reinforcing my recall just to make sure I don't pretend to forget one day. Right now we're working on hupping mid-retrieve and quartering.

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

OMD, I just love those pictures!!
I'm glad to hear you are doing well in training :)

Rudy

Agatha and Archie said...

Archie says he cant stop laughing about what you COULD have done with that statue..I do not see ANYTHING funny about that at all.. Love Aggie

The Thundering Herd said...

Ok, I'll admit it. Despite living in NC, I had to Google Map Fearrington to see where it was. So much for my state geography.

Does look like a terrific day, though.