Spring is in the air – the dogs and I are playing more, walking more and just generally enjoying life. One thing I am finding very peculiar about life now is that even as I have more time potentially available to teach (and learn) the hard stuff with the dogs the ratio of play, training and walks stays about the same.
Apparently all my posts about short intense
play work were not me trying to feel better about the work I could fit in but actually really true. For me anyhow, short intense, planned training is the way to go. It is true we’ve added more dogs and Big T now works from home which limits the crazies a bit. It’s 7 am and I’d DO SOMETHING but he’s still asleep.
Sally did a jump grid tunnel the other day and LOVED it. She, of all dogs, gets the happiest when training is on the horizon,
The little dogs have been coming to the barn with me and getting a couple of chances a day to run like squirrels .. been playing with teaching Yen heel as I do this – pretty outrageous and chaotic but still lots of fun. I won’t bore you with video – but it’s silliness. Pure unadulterated silly. Sweet Arnold is now at the barn acclimating to piggy life – the dogs always go to visit with him. Pretty sweet stuff.
Just pulled the first tick of the season off Yen. YUCK. Was so hoping the cold brutal winter would have killed them. Brody is matted and burred and in his vague senility even worse to groom than usual. Lucky us.
All good. All normal. Getting ready to move – again. I hate moving but this is a pretty exciting move into a house built with the dogs and us in mind. A counter is going over the washer dryer located beside the dog wash – should make grooming a whole lot easier I expect!