What we’ve been up to this weekend:
Yes, it’s kind of a crappy photo, taken with the PH’s Blackberry, but we have almost no pictures showcasing Shiva’s agility prowess. Partly because she moves too fast and partly because I am way too busy making sure she doesn’t take the tunnel for the 4,586,970th time. This one is probably the best we have so far. (Advice on taking better fast-motion photos would be very well-received).
Shiva did good today during our private session. Better than expected. She still ran around like an idiot and tried to shop for treats, of course. Her focus waned after a little while, which is to be understood. We covered a LOT of ground. I felt like I needed a mental break too. Most of what we need to work on involves my skill-less handling. Shiva is a super fast, super vigilant dog. If I hesitate at all, the whole sequence is flubbed. Our instructor seems to believe she has improved greatly and that we may be ready for a trial in the fall. That doesn’t mean I will be ready, of course, but it is very happy information.
Shiva is not completely nuts after all! Yay! She can be taught!
The jury is still out on me.