Reese and I had our agility lesson tonight and she did awesome! We haven't had a lesson on equipment in 5 or 6 weeks. Just one thing or another upsetting the schedule. We have been doing lots of work at home, but I wasn't sure how it would carry over to full equipment after this long of a break.
Turned out it agreed with my little Smore girl. Yes, that if one of the names that I thought of naming her, now it is nickname, one of many. She is the color of a Smore and I love smores. But I thought that name might get a little hard to yell, Smore teeter....lol.
I pulled her from a trial at the end of the month. I didn't think it was fair to expect her to compete after not having a lesson or practice on the equipment for this long. If it was summer we could do more but with the limits of the basement to practice, well, I have to be fair to my dog. However, after tonight I think we would have done all right. Oh, well, there will always be another trial - we'll just be even more prepared.
Really nice work from Reese tonight. Any off courses or issues were caused by me. But I think I did better tonight too, so the break must have turned out to have been a good thing for both of us.
I seem to have hit that time in my 40's where all I want to do is sit around and read a good book. Which is a good thing. I have forgotten how much I enjoy reading. Also, trying to get my writing project done. It's starting to take shape! Yea!
It's amazing what you can get done when you are not connected electronically to the world 24/7. All of a sudden I have all this extra time. Didn't realize just how obsessed I had become. Some nights I haven't even turned the PC on. So, yes maybe less posting but better quality of life for me... ha.
Reese and I started a new class too. It uses many of the concepts from the Controlled Unleashed program by Leslie McDevitt. It is really a bunch of games that we will be playing. More on that later. Right now we are doing lots of T Touch at home, and working through Dr. Karen Overall's Relaxation Protocol. I am seeing changes in Reese already from just those two things. So excited for what is to come.
Here are a few pictures from my Eagle shoot last Saturday. Unfortunately, most of the eagles decided to fly high above the thermals so nothing close up.
Well, I guess not. I'm apparently using all my space allowed for photos. I'll have to do something about that and then I'll post the pics.