To wrap-up our trial recap from last weekend - Sunday was an okay-ish day. There was a delay before our standard run and I let Peyton get a little too wound up while we were waiting...and boy, was he wound tight! He took the triple 4 times (twice backwards). It was comical...we haven't had a run like this in a while so I guess we were overdue. :)
I think we were both kind of drained by the time JWW came around so my only goals in this run were 1) to not watch the pretty spotty dog and 2) keep him out of the off-course tunnel. Goals accomplished! A few bobbles, but it was a nice, smooth, quiet run. A nice way to finish the weekend!
We might not have a great Q-rate, but I couldn't ask for a better partner and teacher. Every time we play this game, he teaches me something new...one of these days I *should* be a very good handler!
We played snooker in class last week, and despite my usual opinion of the game, we had so much fun! Peyton was ah-mazing...three challenging courses with wraps and crosses galore - he was fast, super responsive and had some really tight turns. Even though he's usually pretty consistent in class, he still surprises me with moments of brilliance - fun!
A few people have been asking about when Indy will be making her AKC debut and I'm thinking it will probably be in the fall. With my workload lately, I haven't had much time for *any* training and even though Indy could probably handle a novice JWW course just fine, I'd like to get her back in "agility" shape first. I know she would enjoy running again, although I'm not sure AKC will be her cup of tea. We'll see. :)
On a totally different note, we've been on losing end of a flea battle down here. I'm not sure about everyone else, but this has been the *worst* year for fleas and ticks! Usually we'll have a 2-week period where they come and we conquer, but for some reason they just won't go away. It's not that we have an infestation, but it only takes one flea for Peyton to have a reaction. (He currently has a lovely mix of black and pink spots.) I've tried every natural remedy that has worked in the past and I would rather not go the chemical route - any ideas?