The weather has really taken a turn lately - I'd all but forgotten that I live in rainy ol' England, before the last couple of days. My plan to take the girls for a nice long walk fell flat after my last exam (all exams are finished now!), because neither likes going out in the rain (and it's pretty heavy rain, with wind to match).
I got an exercise ball a couple of days ago, to start playing treibball with. The day I got it, I gave Lola a crash-course in 'how to go to your mat' because she'd basically forgotten how to do just that, and so far she'll ignore the ball if it's just far enough in the center that she has to just veer around it to go to the left. I'm having trouble thinking how to teach her the other direction - the site I was using said to teach one way first, and then I lost the link to that site, so yeah. We're using 'go by' for a clockwise movement around the ball, and I'm planning to use 'counter' for counterclockwise (since away/go away/get away is reserved for making her leave us alone when we're eating, if she's begging too much). I'm not sure whether I should carry on building up her 'go by' first, and then do 'counter' so as not to confuse her, or whether to try and integrate 'counter' in too so that she doesn't become too focused on going clockwise around the ball.
So far, she's not too fussed either way. I've had to call her off the ball twice, which I'm shocked at - both times were immediately after I'd touched/moved the ball, and it's understandable considering that our shaping sessions usually begin with me moving or setting down an object I want her to interact with, but I've moved it four times now and she's pretty ball-obsessed, so I'm surprised she hasn't gone to play with it more.