It seems like no matter how hard I try to keep it away Monday always seems to still manage to get here on Monday. I had a blast this past weekend - lots of dog working, and some fence fixing too. CR did came over on Saturday and we fixed my fence. Well, really I should say HE fixed my fence - I mostly just sort of tried to help where I could and not be in the way. I got to hammer some nails and that was pretty cool.
While I'm thinking of it, Becca is having some surgery today. While it SHOULD go as planned I'm keeping her and her family in my prayers that it will go as it should, and that the recovery (it will most likely be a long one) will go well. It's going to be a tough few weeks I'm afraid.
At any rate, Sunday was lessons with Robin out at Julie's place. It was a beautiful day for lessons, and I had a ball. One of the awesome things about Robin is her ability to read and adjust to each individual dog AND her ability to read and adjust to each individual person. I never come away from a session with her confused. I may sometimes come away not quite yet doing what I need to, but I always at least understand what she's telling me.
Case in point... we worked on shedding with Nick. This is me heaving a big old sigh, because my body language is still wrong. I'm probably going to spend a few days mulling it over, because for me to help HIM learn how to shed I have to be able to shed!!! I understand what I need to do here, it's just a matter of getting my body and mind to meet in the middle.
I also took a lesson with Raven since she's hanging with me and my crew this week. We worked on several things - getting her more happy about stopping for one thing, and I was pleased that we were able to get her to stop and remain engaged. We also worked on some driving - doing some of the things I was trying to do with her, but Robin helped me to muddle through where I was having troubles. She's an awful lot of fun, and I think AK Dog Doc is going to have a ball with her.
Then... then there was Linc. He started out like he has been (apparently having forgotten the lesson from Friday) but we finally managed to really get through to him. Here is some video that doesn't quite do him justice (this was truly one of those "you had to be there" things).
Yesterday, second session:
What fun we're going to have together methinks! Hopefully we'll have some pictures to share too, but it probably won't be today. Happy Monday!