Chico and I have done some fun agility things since we got to California.
We’ve had two good private lessons with Sandy Rogers at ACE Dog Sports, doing some work on Chico’s contacts, and on getting me to move from my hips more and to watch both where I’m going AND where my DOG is going because he’s going to follow my glance. We’ve taken a fun and informative “tricks for agility” class there too.
We spent the better part of a Saturday at a fun match held at Heart Dog Agility in Ben Lomond.
I randomly handed my camera to a kind looking woman (she’s the one in the purple sweatshirt with the red dog in the first picture), asking her to take some pictures for my blog, “so my friends back home in New Hampshire can see what we’re up to.” When she asked where in NH we were from, I replied, as usual, “A little town called Tamworth.” My new friend lit up. “Oh,” I said, “do you know Tamworth?” “Yes, my husband and I spend two weeks every summer on Squam Lake.” Oh for goodness sake. Where does Kevin Bacon figure into this?
Here’s her pictures, taken with my point and shoot, shoved into her hands:
Chico and I spent a long time that day establishing a good connection.
We could have had eight runs that day, but our fifth one was, after a disconnected start, pretty good, with Chico connected to me, and able to do the weave poles in this new place, so I called it quits for the day. End on a high note.
Then I went home and signed us up for trials three weekends in a row. That starts tomorrow, February 28, with a trial organized by Abba Dogs for the Mount Diablo Dog Training Club. Then another AKC trial the weekend of the eighth and ninth of March and a USDAA trial on the fifteenth and sixteenth.
But we’ve had a lot of other doggie fun, and I owe you a post on that too, so please stay tuned to this station.