Category Archives: Training

Positive Perspective

I’ve been a bit bummed, stressed out, and unhappy lately. It sort of came to a head on Monday this week leaving me pretty upset. I felt unappreciated and surrounded by a lot of negativity. I tend to be a … Continue reading

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Failure is Always an Option

When it became apparent during our last trial that Risa’s ability to focus in the ring was still sketchy, I decided I needed to up our game and actively work on it. Since it’s nearly impossible to replicate the chaos … Continue reading

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Pump You Up

I’ve started Risa on a canine conditioning regimen. I should have started this with her ages ago but it’s better late than never. After all, she’s not getting any younger yet she’s still active and athletic. I’d like to keep … Continue reading

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Competition Obedience

With the addition of several new classes in AKC, I decided maybe it was time to try obedience with Risa. I knew she’d never earn a CD; I won’t risk doing group stays with her. The Beginner Novice was a … Continue reading

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She Needs You

Many years ago, Risa and I trained with a group of freestylers on Friday nights. It was an informal gathering where we we able to work on our routines and get feedback from fellow canine dancers. We all took turns … Continue reading

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