Nebraska Humane Society

Nebraska Humane Society


ON FACEBK TODAY, “MORNING BLEND” OMAHA. I NEVER SAID IT WAS HEALTHY.>>>I LOVE THE WEATHER THIS TIME OF YEAR. IT’S NOT TOO HOT,rt IT’S NOT TOO COLD. IT’S A GREAT TIME BE OUTSIDE.>>IT IS. WHEN WE’RE OUTDOORS PLAYING WITH PETS SOMETIMES PLAY TIME GETS Art LITTLE MONOTONOUS. HOW CAN Y SWITCH THINGS UP? WE’LL FIND OUT IN TODAY’S PET TALK.>>CATHY GUINANE BACK WITH TODAY’S PET TALK.rt>>HE’S ACTUALLY SAT DOWN FOR FEW MINUTES HERE. THIS IS SCOUT. SCOUT’S A RAT TERRIER MIX. PROBABLY ABOUT 11 MONTH OLD.rt HE’S GOT A LOT OF ENERGY.>>HE DOES, AND HE MADE A LIAR OUT OF ME. HE WAS ALL OVER THIS STUDIO.>>HIS HEAD MOVES SO QUICKLYrt. SO WHO WOULD HE BE A GOOD FIT FOR?>>HE WOD NEED A VERY ACTIVE HOME. ANYBODY WHO’S GOING — JUSTrt KNOWING HE’S ONLY 11 MONTHS OLD. GOING TO A HOME WITH YOUNGER CHILDREN BECAUSE HE DOES JUMP. HE JUMPS REALLY WELL. HE COULD BE KNOCKING — HE’Srt FAST, HE’S QUICK. HE COULD KNOCK SOMEBODY OVER.>>YOU PROBABLY WANT TOEEP THIS DOG BUSY.>>OH, YEAH, ORrt HE’LL BE INTO SOMETHING.>>GET HIM INTO THE AGILITY.>>THE LITTLE –>>BACKYARD FUN. WE DON’T DO FOR COMPETITION, BUT IT’S A GREAT WAY TO STARTrt TO SEE IF HE LIKES THAT STUFF AND IF THAT STUFF SCARES HIM OR NOT.>>BACKYARD FUN IS A CLASS. TELL US ABOUT THIS. WHO BENEFITS FROM IT? WHAT DO WE DO IN TrtHIS CLASS?>>IT’S A FUN CLASS. WE USE THE AGILITY-TYPE EQUIPMENT, BUT WE FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE IT FOR HOME SO YOU CAN — IT ALLrt FITS INTO A BASEBALL BAG AND CAN HANG IN THE HOOK IN THE GARAGE IN THE WINTERTIME. IT’S EASY TO PULL OUT AND P TOGETHER,rt INEXPENSIVE, AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACTIVE DOGS, OPLE WITH KIDS, IT’S A GREAT DEAL FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO IN THE YARD. YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO SOMEWHERErt. BUT THE KIDS WITH PLAY SOMETHING WITH THEMESIDES CHASE AND TACKLE. OR FETCH, WHICH IS FUN. THIS IS EVEN A LITTLE BIT MORE FUN. rt
IT GIVES EVERYBODY A LITTLE BIT MORE DIRECTION, AND IT’S JUST SOMETHING DIFFERENT. USES BRAIN POWER. KIDS HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE DOING TOO, AND IT’S A GREAT WAYrt TO INTERACT IN A POSITIVE WAY.>>WHAT ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS USED FOR THE BACKYARD AGILITY.>>rt PV GORILLA GLUE, JUMPS, TUNNELS, DIFFERENT TYPES OF TUNNELS. NOT JUST A TUBE TUNNEL. THEY HAVE TO FEEL THErt FABRIC ON THEM AND THINGS LIKE THAT. DIFFERENT TYPES OF WEAVING THINGS.>>WHEN YOU WEAVE THROUGH THE CONE, SOMETIMES THERE ARrtE CONES, SOMETIMES THERE ARE PVC THINGS. HOW DO YOU TEACH THEM HOW TO WEAVE THROUGH THERE.rt START OUT SLOWLY. AND WE LURE THEM THROUGH T FIRST FEW TIMES.>>HE WOULD GO. HE LOVES HIS TrtREATS. ARE YOU IN THE CLASS, WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING IN THE CLASS? HOW TO USE THE EQUIPMENT? PRACTICING OR –>>IT’S BOTH. HOW TO USE THE EQUIPMENT, BUT rtWHO U TO USE IT SAFELY FOR YOUR DOGS SO THE DOG DOESN’T GET HURT SO YOU DON’T GET HT. WE TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO GO WHICH SIDE OF THINGS, DEPEING ONrt WHERE — BECAUSE YOU’RE DOING MULTIPLE OBSTACLES. YOU DON’T WANT TO BE CUTTING ACROSS YOUR DOG BECAUSE YOUR DOG WILL PROBABLY TAKE YOU OUT.>>DOrtES YOUR DOG NEED TO LEARN ANY OTHER SKILLS PRI TO THIS CLASS? YOU NEED A BEGINNER COURSE BEFORE THE NEXT COURSE.>>THEYrt NEED A BASIC ADULT SKILLS TO UNDERSTAND SIT DOWN, ALL THOSE BASIC CUES ARE. AND SO THAT YOU DO ASrt WELL.>>YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW THAT STUFF FIRST.>>YOU BUILT THAT START OF A RELATIONSHIP AND –>>HE’S, LIKE I DON’T KNOW WHAT HE’S LOOKING FOR. rt TREAT TREAT TREAT. YOU HAVE A DOG, SO HE PROBABLY SMELLS T DOG.rt>>I KEEP GOING O THIS. IS IT GrtOOD TO SWITCH UP YOUR DOG’S ROUTINE EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE?>>IT IS. THEY GET BORED TOO.>>ABSOLUTELY. YOU WANT TO KEEP THE BASICS IN ORDER WHEN THEYrt EAT, WHEN THEY GO OUTSIDE WHEN THEY SLEEP SO THOSE THINGS ARE CONSISTENT. YOU DON’T END UP WH PROBLEMS.>>BUT, YEAH, TO DO OTHER THINGSrt IN BETWEEN THOSE AND DIFFERENT WAYS TO PLAY AND ASK AND ALL THOSE KINDS OF THINGS. IT’S FUN FOR THEM.>>DO YOU WANT TO GET KIDS INVOLVED?>>ABSOLUTELY. IT’S A rtGREAT WAY –>>COME AFTER YOU. HE’S GOING TO GIVE YOU ALL KINDS OF KISSES.>>WILL.>>BEST WAY TO REGISTER FOR THESE COURSES, BECAUSE THERE’S A LOT OF CLASSES YOU OFFER AT NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY.>>CORRECT. GO ONLINrt NEHUMANESOCIETY.ORG/TRAINING AND YOU’LL FIND OUR WHOLE PROGRAM.>>SMELLS LIKE SUNSCREEN.>>SMELLS LIKE SUNSCREEN.>>THE DOG?>>GETTIN REArtDY TO GO SUNBATHING.>>OKAY, KEL. [ LAUGHTER ]>>THANKS A LOT. rt rtrtrt rtrtrtrt rtrtrtrt rtrtrtrt rtrt rtrtrt rtrtrt rtrtrtrt

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