Not much happening here the past week - just working on cleaning up some things for the upcoming AKC trial (still a month out, so no urgency there), and adding in a couple of things in IPO. I did discover that somewhere along the way, Brody lost his flip finish. We do an about finish … Continue reading Weekly Recap – Processing Feedback
After making the decision to pull from AWDF, Brody and I took a week off last week. Monday and Tuesday, we rented a beach house on the Oregon Coast and spent two blissful days playing in the surf and chasing seagulls. It was great for Brody to get to spend some time just being a … Continue reading Weekly Recap – Shifting Focus
So this morning, I was browsing Reddit (I know, for my own sanity, I should really stop), and I came across this: “It’s fine to crate a puppy for 20 hours a day. They’re den animals.” And I just... Which reminded me of the time that I joined a bunch of Malinois dedicated groups on … Continue reading Sunday Internet Regrets
Since pulling from the AWDF National Championship, the pressure to get IPO1 ready has been lifted, at least temporarily. We did do a little training last week - we went tracking twice, though I kept it short, and we did a little obedience, incorporated into games of fetch. But it was all very pleasant and … Continue reading Weekly Recap – In Which Brody is a Hot Mess
If you've been following Brody and I's adventures at all lately, you'll know that we have been prepping for the AWDF National Championships to be held later this month in California. You'll also know that while we are entered, I have been on the fence about whether or not to scratch. Brody is very young … Continue reading Weekly Recap – Decisions, Pretty Pictures, and the Good and the Bad Sides of Unsolicited Criticism.