My pick for Blog of the Week is Fanny's Clicker Dog Blog!! Lots of pictures (a definite must!), tips, and fun things to try out. As I've said before, I have really wanted to get more into clicker training and getting my dogs to think for themselves and try things out to decipher what I would like them to do. I think that this blog helps give some ideas. And it's just a fun read! So go on over and check it out!
Today I've been having one of those blah days after returning to work. I didn't really have time to check my work email while I was down in Lodi and I just sort of put it off yesterday even though I was home and technically had time to do it. Needless to say, I had a mountain of emails to get through when I got in. It wasn't as bad as I was afraid it would be, but it still took a chunk of time. There was one relatively minor crisis while I was gone, but thankfully we have an awesome group of people who took care of everything and got it all tidied up so that I really didn't have anything to worry about when I got in. However, it's just been a little more difficult for me to change gears. I so enjoy these weekends away at dog shows! Just being surrounded by a bunch of awesome people who love the same breed that you do, love the showing whether it be conformation or performance, and just generally talking constantly about dogs and not getting those looks like I talk about my dogs and the whole dog thing too much. It's so hard to come back to reality where great danes and showing are not constantly on other people's minds! In a day or two I will be fully assimilated back into "normal" society, but I'm just wistful today.:o)
Tonight was our weekly agility class. I know I haven't mentioned a whole lot about agility. We haven't trialed since October (holy freaking cow it's been long!) and I am finally getting to a point where conformation is going to take the back seat (at least until we get around to that dane puppy) to performance. I'm planning on entering two trials in June (yes Kennedy, we are FINALLY getting back into it!LOL) and it will be really nice to get back into the rhythm of that. Heffner was pretty awesome tonight and I'm REALLY hoping that we can transfer the attitude and work ability both dogs have into the competition ring. That's been a bit of a hurdle in the past and I'm hoping that just having more time under our belt will help with that. We'll see!
I would also like to thank you guys for your kind words about our weekend!:o) You guys totally rock and I can't tell you how much appreciate the support!!