Sissy and I have been looking for the right activity for her since I had to accept earlier this year that she will NEVER be trustworthy off-lead. She's a great dog with a willingness to please... as long as nothing catches her eye or her nose to distract her. Her inner hunter is too strong. (She's the one standing up, watching the deer in the yard.)
She loved obedience class, and she basically trained Gretchen (all but chopped off in the bottom of the photo) for me, but I've been keeping my eyes open for something that would be just right for Sissy. Agility? No way, because around here, too many of the rallies are out of doors, meaning my girl would wild and free.
Gretchen thinks she'd like to be a therapy dog, once she gets a bit older and overcomes her desire to kiss everyone, but Sissy just has too much exuberance for that. Gretchen could also be a candidate for agility, because she is highly trustworthy off leash, unless she's following her big sister on a grand adventure.
Ever heard of Dog Scouts? Of course, there's not a chapter/troop in our area, but I think Sissy would like to learn, one merit badge here, another there, to be a better doggy citizen. I'm positive Gretchen would like to be more helpful, but this is about finding something for Sissy!
I'm hoping some of you have heard of Dog Scouts, or maybe even have one. Better yet, has anyone started a local chapter?