Friday, January 16, 2009

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.

3 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.;)