It's Lyra's birthday!
In honor of Lyra, this is not a training blog; it is simply a training session to show where were at in terms of skills, play and drive when she trains at home.
There are five videos here; they start as I take her out of the yard to begin our session and they end when we're done. You'll get an idea of how I introduce small bits of formality and work with a whole lot of play.
If you watch carefully, you can see that she has many skills but no completed exercises.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDX_XEURQEo (video 1 - getting to training field)
video 2 - removed because it is too blurry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seY8-T2tCpg (video 3 - directed jumping, heeling, broad jump)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAld7s2l328 (video 4 - fronts, finishes, heeling and retrieve)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjRQ5bihOjw (video 5 - retrieve, high jump, heeling and glove)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2EBV46kGJQ (video 6 - down; end of session)
In the next month or so, I'll try to get another video to show where she is at "in public" - different story but continually improving.