1. Scent work- I wanted to continue doing scent articles almost daily, get Lance up to the full 12 articles, and start Vito on leather. Well check, check, and check! I was a very good girl and did this boring (for me) exercise practically every training session. Lance got up to the full pile fairly easily although I am still sitting on the floor very close to the pile. Vito also is doing leather with no problem and now works a mixture of metal and leather about 6 articles. However I haven't done any scent work the last week since Lance has a cracked tooth and has started to avoid the metal articles. He is having surgery soon so I will hold off on any more retrieving work until then.
2. Tricks- I wanted to finish up some of the tricks I start and never finish. Vito's goal was limping on his front right and Lance's goal was marching in heel and "up" in heel. Apparently I forgot what Lance's goal was since I have mainly been working him on limping with his front right paw, he already knew it with his left. I thought it would be easy to get the other leg but apparently Lance couldn't generalize at all and we had to start completley from scratch and work through every little step. But he's getting it! Lance will limp on his other leg for 2 steps now. Vito is also doing really well with his limping and will go for 4 steps. In typical Vito fashion this is done with complete spazzing! His technique is getting more normal looking each day, but it's still hilarious! I also resumed a tiny bit of work on Vito's "penguin" trick and Lance offered an odd variation one day on it so he's had 2 sessions of backing up in beg.
3. Train outside- Kind've done. The weather has been either really hot or rainy so it's been more difficult then expected. But I did start working on Vito turning after his running "board" and Lance working on driving into his 4 on the floor regardless of my position. I didn't get to any of the freestyle routine outside, but I did practice Lance's routine indoors at least :)
4. Obedience run through with Vito- First fail. But I did go to our first agility trial :)
Gosh with little Chuck here most of my training time is going to be going to him. I don't want to ignore the boys, but until I don't have to have my eye on the puppy every second I'm not sure how to manage training the other dogs. My first priority with Chuck is to get him to respect the other dog's food dishes and to give me some distance when I have kibble for the others. So while I will be giving Lance and Vito plenty of loving and playtime, I think training is going to be on hold for this month other then their normal classes and some very short sessions every now and then.