Some random ramblings for you today:
*Bess was a rock star last night at practice! I handled her differently than Heffner and it worked great (duh)! Now if I can just remember that on Saturday.;0) Also, if I actually honest to goodness RUN with her, there are less bars down. Novel!
*I, personally, need to work on sprinting. Thankfully I have three sprinting partners who are all too willing to help me. I need to teach them that tackling mom at the end isn't how it's supposed to go. This goes for The Midget as well. Additionally, I am slow.
*Heffner was a tightly wound spring and it was awesome! He is ridiculously fun to run.
*I need to suck it up and start actually training Ruthie's weave poles. Dang it!
*I also need to teach Ruthie a wait command on the teeter. The teeter has now become super fun to race across, whether I'm totally ready to catch the other end for a more graceful descent.
*I finally have a dog who can easily fit into a tunnel and she HATES them. I need to get a tunnel to practice with at home.
*Heffner thinks that heeling is amazing fun when mom is going all over the place and he never knows which way I'm going to turn.
*Bess doesn't like practicing heeling in her purple coat. Only the burgundy one.
*Bess is THE BEST snuggler.
*Ruthie wants to suffocate me with her face when I try to snuggle with her.
*I am officially a Board Member (that's right, I'm a BM!;0) ) of the Sherwood Dog Training Club!! Woo hoo!!
Tomorrow will start my goal of weekly "trick" training! I've got a list started, though I don't have 52 figured out just yet. Some of the stuff will start out really simple and then build on the previous week's "trick." I'm kind of cheating and giving myself a little extra time to build on stuff and make it better as I add in a new component. Some of the "tricks" are starting out really simple because there are either things that I just haven't gotten around to teaching any of the dogs or there are basics that I haven't gotten around to teaching Ruthie yet and I need a reason as well as a time line to get my butt into gear.
Happy hump day everyone!!