Max and I went to a double box work seminar today. I think I took away some awareness on my timing and positional cues that will be incredibly helpful (as long as I can remember it). None of the information was new to me as Max and I had been to a longer double boxwork seminar last spring but I find as we move along in our journey I get different things out of it.
I considered bringing Rylie as well but I didn't mainly because of Max's new stresses about car rides. It was probably just as well. I think Rylie would have done pretty well although he doesn't quite read my cues as quickly as Max he rarely needs more than two attempts at something before he gets it right. There wouldn't have been time to swap them in and out of the car though and when we work at our training arena Rylie barks for the entire time I am doing a run with Max.
The coolest thing is that we met two other Cavaliers. One was a black and tan boy with the same sire as Rylie. He reminded me of Rylie in the way he went hell bent for leather and he was also a face licker. The other one was a tri boy- and I love tri's. It was a bit of a challenge to keep the three Cavs apart. They do know their own breed.
A Golden Lab girl developed a crush on Max. Apparently she NEVER goes off to visit other dogs but wherever Max was she wanted to be licking his butt. He didn't complain but he was a pretty big distraction for her.
We learned a lot and a three hour seminar is probably just the right length for us. Towards the end Max was getting tired of sit stays and starting to wander as I walked the course but all in all he was a VERY good boy.
One little adventure was that my GPS died halfway there. It wasn't as bad as it could have been because I had printed off directions on Google maps. I did go out of my way however because after hearing turn left, turn right, I knew I had another right turn coming and when I got to the next town I realized I'd gone too far. We did manage to get there just in time (which to me=late) and I didn't have time to go to the house and use the washroom so it's a good thing I only had ONE morning coffee.