My new motto for 2013. I have a nasty habit of shutting down at trials and not seeing them for what they are, a great big learning experience. No more will I get frustrated at trials. I am there to learn.
On the flip side my training is no longer casual. I am training to win.
My goals are less about titles this coming year and more about being prepared.
We will be
1) Psychically prepared
My dogs and I should be able to work for extended amounts of time with out becoming tired. Right now we can only work a total of 10-15 minutes before calling it quits. This also includes getting the dogs back on raw.
2) Mentally prepared
Knowing the rules and exercises before showing in any current or new venues/sports.
3) Prepared for anything
Working in the rain, on grass, in crowds, tight spaces, anything I can think of we will proof for it.
I expect 2013 to be a very exciting and can not wait to get it started. We have many things to look forward to Obedience, Rally, Conformation and agility. There is also the possibility of Weight pull, Tracking, Dock dogs, Carting and IPO. The possibilities are truly endless.
Happy New Year!