a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Goals for Camp

Friday, February 09, 2007

Goals for Camp

SUMMARY: Many reasons for attending agility camp.

We are registered and paid up for Power Paws Camp in April. I'm looking forward to it, after a year (or two??) of not going. The truth is that my primary goal in going to camp is to get lots of ring time with Boost. I felt that Tika started to mature as a ring-savvy dog, and we started to click as a working team, during the 4 days that we first did camp together. I think it was one of the best things I could have done for us as a team. The difference between Us Before and Us After was almost astonishing. And so I want to try to repeat that effect with the Booster Babe.

Sure, I figure I'll learn new and interesting stuff there, or fine-tune some rusty skills, or relearn some things I maybe once knew or have forgotten, or get to practice things that we're not very good at, or fix some of our specific working issues. But those are all bonuses on top of simply spending lots of time working with my dog in different rings, on different equipment, somewhere other than the familiar back yard and training yard.

I can hardly wait.

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