Good morning y'all - I know, I know, I'm late with the recap! It was an interesting week with some bigs ups and some big downs. We started out on Monday with group obedience. Shelby's classes are drop-in, which means that people can come on whatever days work for them, and skip whatever days don't. … Continue reading Sunday Recap – Stupid Pet Tricks and Snowy Misadventures
In today's post I am going to cover the IPO Newbie Mount Everest - the BH. It took me not one, but two tries to get Brody's BH, in part because of some preparation mistakes that I made along the way. So maybe by sharing my experience with trialing for the BH, I'll be able … Continue reading Being an IPO Newbie – Part Nine – The BH!
Happy Sunday, readers! This week's recap isn't going to be terribly exciting, because for most of the week I was without a vehicle (remember when my truck stranded me last week? Yeah..), not that that stopped me getting to training completely. On Monday, my trainer was awesome enough to pick Brody and I up for … Continue reading Sunday Training Recap – A Sleeve to Rule Them All
Okay Newbies, last week we covered scorebooks, which I hope was at least somewhat useful and didn't give you too much of a headache. Today I want to cover the dos and don'ts for spectating at a trial. First thing - yes, you really should try to spectate at a trial before you actually enter … Continue reading Being an IPO Newbie – Part Eight – Spectating at Your First Trial
Happy Sunday, everyone! This week has been a busy one for Brody and I. We started with a semi-private lesson on Wednesday morning, followed by a group obedience class Wednesday evening, a private lesson Friday morning, and a truly crazy club day yesterday (Saturday). It was a lot, but it was great to get Brody … Continue reading Weekly Training Recap
Welcome back, Newbies! In part seven of our series, I am going to be covering the very confusing world of IPO scorebooks and trial venues. To be honest, all of the acronyms and different organizations still kind of make my head spin, but I'm going to do my best here. If I've left an organization … Continue reading Being an IPO Newbie – Part Seven – The Great Scorebook Mystery – UPDATED
Happy Sunday, y'all! I know I haven't been the greatest with the training updates, so I'm planning to make this a weekly feature to hopefully get a little better about it. This week was a little hectic. Club training yesterday was absolutely inundated with newbies. That's cool and all, but holy hell y'all, they obviously … Continue reading Weekly Recap – White Girls Can’t Throw
For those that don't know, I live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and last year, we had a record year for snowfall. I love snow. Adore it. But it was an absolutely absurd amount of snow. As you can imagine, this presented some problems for those of us with high-energy dogs in … Continue reading All I Want For Christmas is a Tired Malinois!
Happy New Year, everyone! I don't know about y'all, but I am beyond ready for a new year and a new start. I achieved a few of my goals for 2017 - Brody's BH and his Rally Advanced, but we missed on a couple, as well. Most notably, his CD, which was a bit of … Continue reading Happy New Year!