This week has been a great one for the dogs. Monday we took Seven, Vada, Fringe and Rally to TCOTC for the last night of Monday night Open Ring time. We signed up 2 dogs each for every Monday in January. It was perfect. It got us out and training. Got the dogs around other dogs and in a different building and on different equipment. Each dog got 2 or 3 turns that were 2 minutes each depending on how busy it was. Karl and I kept very busy running dogs and going out to the van to swap dogs. Vada wasn’t allowed in the building for the first 2 sessions since she was in season. Monday night all 4 of the dogs rocked! We were very happy with all of them. They had all made progress.
Tuesday night I took Vada and Narc to Schutzhund. I had to work late so we didn’t get there in time to do any obedience but they both got to do bitework. They did well and enjoyed it. We’re working on grips with Vada.
Wednesday night I started a new agility class with Vada. I was nervous about new instructors. The class we were in before was Level 6/7. This one is Level 6. It is easier and I totally appreciate that. We were able to be more successful. I feel like the handling stuff is starting to click for both of us. Both of the instructors were great and gave me great feedback. I was really happy with the class and how it went.
Last night I was able to be home all night. Last week I taught my last agility class. Now Connie is teaching Level 1 and Lisa is teaching Level 2. I spent days putting all my notes together for them. Not sure if they’ll get used but I hope they find some value in them. But it’s not my problem anymore. I really enjoyed teaching but the long drives and late nights and my poor dogs sitting at home in their kennels was too much. I would have had last night off from class anyways since I always took a week off between sessions. So next week will be my first real non-working night. And it gives me 2 nights at home in a row!!!!
Tonight I will be home watching the newest Greg Derrett DVD that should be sitting on my porch in a Clean Run box as I write.