Something to do

I have been trying to broaden the "about Kresta" section in life. When I meet a new person and they ask me what I like to do I am always stumped. I have my generic answers: read, watch movies, have people over, take pictures, decorate cakes/cupcakes, and bake. But to me that's not as exciting as James': draw, write stories, design board games, create businesses, analyze basketball and football plays, play basketball, coach, referee........ there's way too many. In my opinion I don't know why anyone would ever find me interesting.

So I have been working on new hobbies to be more interesting. The thing I am working on now is dog training. It's a little weird, but it's something I have always had a knack for. When I was in elementary school we got a dog. I spent many hours a week teaching Taffy how to do all kinds of things. I loved doing that. I haven't spent as much time with Echo as I would have liked, but I have decided to set aside 30 minutes every day to work with her.

Echo loves to learn. She already knows some of the basic dog tricks: sit, lay down, stay, speak, shake, jump, hug, and kiss. Over the past few weeks of working with her she can now play dead, high five and roll over. I would love to ultimately train her to do one of those dog obstacle courses. So watch for us one day on the animal planet dog trick show.

Comments

Tracy said…
Let us know when you want to start trying your skills on other dogs. We have a couple dogs that could really use some training. :) I just don't have the patience for training them!
me said…
That is awesome Kresta! May I recommend a book that you don't have to read but I liked it? It is called "Don't Shoot the Dog" by Karen Pryor. You have probably heard of it. She does clicker training- you can find a lot of her stuff online but I really liked her book- and I don't even have a dog (sad, wish we did). Keep your blog updated on how it goes. Dog training interests me- obviously I read dog training books with no dog so...
Landy said…
Kresta...loved this post. Dog training is a unique and cool thing to learn. By the way, I decided I really liked you through reading your blog, so I am one person who found you interesting pre-interesting dog training hobby.;)

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