Friday, December 10, 2010

Patriot Obedience Practice

I took Patriot to a new obedience class.  It is fairly close, which is nice but $20, which is double what I used to pay.  Patriot NQed on the broad jump and the retrieve over jump at the trial, so I wanted to practice and proof both.  He did not walk on the boards like he did at the trial but did go around a few times when he was deliberately distracted by the instructor.  His retrieves were pretty good but he does space out sometimes and not go out.  He is not the retrieve maniac that Wyatt is but I am hoping I can qualify.  He did go down on the long sit in class - we were directly behind him - but I think he will be more reliable than Wyatt and the sits and downs. 

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Sad Day

I put all the agility equipment away for the winter.  I think it's good that we will rest up for the winter, do a few trials and classes, but focus more on obedience during the colder months.  It's a good time to repair equipment too.  All my weave poles need retaping and the bases need to be cleaned and painted.