Category Archives: Training

Little Miss Perfect

This year started off pretty rough for Risa with a diagnosis of IVDD and 6 weeks of strict crate rest. That was followed by months of intensive physical therapy and, still, I had no idea if she would ever compete … Continue reading

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You’re the rock in my roll

“You’re good for my soul; it’s true. I’m head over boots for you.” – Jon Pardi Ten years ago today it all began. A journey for which I’ll always be grateful. I adopted Risa today back in 2006. A decade … Continue reading

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Semi-Retired

We weren’t as prepared as I would have liked but we entered an obedience competition this weekend anyway. Risa’s physical therapy exercises have taken up most of my available training time. While she knows most of the exercises that were … Continue reading

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YOLO

After my previous entry was written, I’ve done some thinking. I’ve also finally decided it was time to start training with Risa again. We hadn’t done much since I called it quits in January because I couldn’t tell if her … Continue reading

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Retirement

Risa has been free from confinement for 2.5 weeks now and has had two physical therapy appointments. I’ve been doing a lot of her therapy at home spending about a half hour twice a day doing massage, stretches, and various … Continue reading

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