This weekend the Dog Show was in town and I had my booth set up to promote my Pet Portrait business so I was there all day on Saturday. My booth was located just across from the obedience and Rally ring so I got to watch the dogs which was great. In return for the Dog Show allowing me to have my booth there, I volunteered this morning in the Rally obedience ring and I think I have the bug again.
I found myself walking the course in my head, thinking it through and how I would do it with my dog. I would love to continue with Zack to get his next level in Rally. It may be a challenge with respect to how I train with him and keeping him motivated but maybe it's time for me to take on that challenge and see where it goes and what may or may not work when it comes to rewards for Zack (as food for him is so limited).
Also I am excited about little Miss Molly as she is so happy to learn and is very food motivated. I think she would actually do very well with time an patience and lots more training. It sucks that I can't compete because she is not purebred, however, I found out that there may be a way which I will have to look into. Additionally, I found out there is another organization as well that puts on trials specifically for mixed breeds.
So maybe my new year goal is to keep working with my dogs and maybe try again with Zacky boy but keep things short and sweet with respect to training sessions so he doesn't get bored. Zack is definitely more food motivated now we have Molly as he doesn't want her to get any(BOL) and loves the one on one attention. I think it will be a lot of trial and error with Zack.
I haven't done anything in a while, is it time again?
I don't think they're too bothered to do too much of anything today :)