Always Training. Always Learning.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dog Park

In preparation for the AKC Rally National Invitational I have upped Phlox's training in regards to focus. He has come a long way since his last trial and I am really enjoying the process.

Today we worked right out side of a dog park. I've made it my goal to try to work around as many dog parks as possible before nationals. It kind of simulates the hustle and bustle of a dog show and we need that.

Here are a couple of short videos. I'm really trying to film myself more often because every time I do I see something that I could be doing better. If you aren't in the habit of videoing your training sessions start!

I couldn't resist a few pictures as well

Like mommy like daughter. Baby with Phlox's dumbbell 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Little Bit O Chuck

Charlie got to accompany me to class today. He has been out of training since October and it showed. He was still his charming, eager self just with a little less polish. I often forget to stop and remember just how amazing this dog is.

Everyone else sees Chuck as an attentive, smart, handsome boy. Like this....

I see him as a goofy, loveable, dim wit like this....

Either way he is a joy to work with. He is getting ready for several UKC Rally and Obedience trials coming up. I'm also hoping to have him in the CDX ring this summer.

Big thank you to my friend over at 2 Dogs, One Camera for the pictures!