This is really more of a trial report than a recap of this week's training, because to be honest, we didn't do much training. I know, I know. I'm a mess. We tracked a little. It was decent. We need more reps. We obedienced slightly more than a little. It was decent. We need more … Continue reading Weekly Recap – REGIONALS!!!
This past week, the only training we really did was on Sunday at Club. I've still been battling this illness, so it was all I could really do to keep Brody exercised and happy throughout the week. Yesterday was a really good day for us at club, however. Tracking was really tough, once again. The … Continue reading Weekly Recap – A Trip to the Circus
Once again it's been awhile, but I actually have an excuse this time, as I've been extremely sick for the last couple of weeks. And before anyone jumps into the comments with help - no, it isn't contagious. Yes, I'm under the care of a physician. No, I'm not pregnant. Yes, it is semi-serious. No, … Continue reading Weekly Recap – Setbacks and Forward Progress
I've been away for awhile, and I apologize for that. Life got in the way - we had a foster dog come live with us at about the same time that I started working a second job and I've been pretty much dead to the world ever since. Part of the problem is that the … Continue reading Monthly Recap, Frustrations, and Questioning Everything
So, this past weekend, I attended an absolutely fabulous seminar put on by my home club (I didn't have anything to do with the planning or running of said seminar, so no kudos for me), and DVG-America. I'll write up a seminar report soon, but generally it was a great opportunity to get some input … Continue reading Being an IPO Newbie – Part 12 – More Things You’re Doing to Annoy Everyone
It's been a couple of weeks since I've updated. No excuses, I just haven't gotten to it. 😦 It's been a relatively uneventful couple of weeks, in any case. We've continued to chip away at Brody's control issues in C Phase, and have made some steps forward, as well as back. His heeling in Secondary … Continue reading Weekly (or Monthly, in this Case) Recap
It's been a bit on the Newbie's Guide, but I (and some others around me) have been working through some things recently that I'm thinking it might be time to share, as it may save some heartache for someone else down the road... This is really more of a personal perspective than a "guide" post, … Continue reading Newbie’s Perspective – Advocating for Yourself
I'm a day late. Whoops. Last week was the AKC Obedience/Rally/FastCat/Too Much Stuff Trial here in our hometown. It's a huge AKC show that also happens to include a Malinois Specialty (that Mr. Floppinois cannot enter, obviously, but it's fun to watch). Brody and I have now been to a total of three AKC trials, … Continue reading Weekly Recap – Brody goes AKC; Hilarity Ensues.
Quick update after I dumped my Dogtra Arc into the trash last week... I've since replaced it with the Educator K9 800 Tactical. So far, I'm a big fan, particularly of the "tapping" function. It's only been a couple of days, though, and I've only really used it once. It did go in the lake … Continue reading Weekly Recap – What I Should Be Doing v. What I’ve Actually Been Doing
Ugh. Okay. Most of the week was spent on AKC stuff. We're only about two weeks out from our Rally/Obedience trial, so we've been working to get all of that stuff solid. I also spent most of the week really focusing on my timing and consistency, having been inspired by what I learned at the … Continue reading Weekly Recap – In Which Things Go Horribly Awry (Sorry, Brody!)