2018 has come and gone and here we are, living in 2019. I set a number of goals for myself and Brody last year and we achieved...basically none of them. And I'm okay with that! Honestly! 2018 was a year of learning and growth for me. I learned a ton about myself and about my … Continue reading New Year, Same Goals
Dear readers. I owe you an apology. I was supposed to be blogging about Brody's IPO and Maple's TPLO recovery and covering all of the new IGP rule changes. Instead, I dropped off the face of the earth. And for that, I apologize. The last month or so has been one thing after another after … Continue reading Where the &*%$ Have You Been?
The Injury In addition to my own two dogs, I periodically foster for the west coast Malinois rescue, Woof Project Rescue. Last Saturday, I was to pick up my newest rescue, Maple, from the transport company that had brought her north from California. Maple had been living in a county animal shelter for three months, … Continue reading Maple’s TPLO Recovery – Day One
So I didn't recap last week because it all kind of went to hell in a handbasket on Saturday. Allow me to explain. If you'll remember from the previous Weekly Recap, Brody was to sit out bitework for 10 days while his gums healed up from a minor infection. So we didn't do much of … Continue reading Where are We Going and Why Am I in This Handbasket???
I'm late, as per the usual. Is it really even late if I'm always late? Anyway. We are in full trial prep mode as we are less than a month away from attempting our IPO1. I'm still feeling pretty good about it, even though last week's training wasn't the best... We've been tracking a lot, … Continue reading Weekly Recap – 9 Hours of Training, 6 Hours of Driving, and Eggo Waffles for Dinner
I know I skipped a week, but to be honest, it was because it was going to look like every other recap in recent weeks, with the exception of maybe this: The lesson here, kids, is never leave training early because you will miss out on the hilarity. Also last week, we were joined by … Continue reading Weekly Recap – Oh What a Feeling…
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I'm a couple days late, but better late than never, right? Last week I focused mostly on tracking, send-outs, blinds, and, of course, the side-transport. Tracking is going well. Brody tracks like a champ on the turf at the local parks that we spend most of our time tracking on. I've started minimizing the amount … Continue reading Weekly Recap – “Is it Possible He’s Just a F*cker?”
This past week I actually trained my dog! We tracked quite a bit. The thing with tracking for Brody is, he finds it pretty uninteresting after awhile. Like, it's fun for a bit, but then he's over it and ready to be on to other things. So. I've been making him track some BIG tracks … Continue reading Weekly Recap – A Tale of Two Malinois
Welcome back, Newbies! It's been awhile, but as a relative newbie myself, I sometimes run out of relevant information to impart... Today, though, I wanted to address common myths and misconceptions that newbies might have about IPO. This will be far from an exhaustive list (honestly, this could probably become its own series), but I'll … Continue reading Being an IPO Newbie – Part 13 – Myths and Misconceptions