I need to go back to work tomorrow to rest up! It was a busy weekend here in the nest. Nothing exciting - just busy. Saturday morning we went to the arena to train. Max's retraining on the teeter is going well I think. Before we were done I had moved to just an 8 inch table under one end of the teeter and he was going over without stopping (he wasn't running but I'm okay with that because I don't want him getting bounced again). The masters dogs were there practicing so there were a lot of dogs in close proximity. One BC even decided to come and check Max out when he was weaving and he kept in the weaves - Good boy! We were set up close to the weave poles and Max did the same thing to another dog despite my best efforts. I think I'll have to keep him on leash when there are strange dogs around because he's too interested.
The masters trainers were pretty impressed with Rylie's weaves - he really is stinking fast. Rylie is not at all impressed when I train Max and he lets me know about it in no uncertain terms. Yet another reason why they shouldn't be in the same class I guess.
I drove into the city to shop (by myself) Saturday afternoon. By the time I left the mall it had been storming and it was a really miserable drive home. The socks and hand lotion I got weren't worth that drive.
I had a work project Saturday night and Sunday morning - after that we went to the dog park. I think dog parks are Max's favourite place in the world because he just runs and runs. We went back to the arena this afternoon to train by ourselves. I mostly worked contacts with Max since we needed that. Rylie just wanted to run and jump. I tried a decel exercise with him and he caught on the second time. I was pretty impressed by that. Max and Rylie both aced the serpentine exercise I set up from our workshop in December. I hope that had something to do with my timing getting better and not just the fact that they are both brilliant!
I hope both dogs will be tired enough that they will sleep well tonight - I know I will.