a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Power Paws Camp Day 4, Part 1

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Power Paws Camp Day 4, Part 1


I'm just tired. Came home, fed the dogs, soaked in the hot tub, iced my knee, had dinner, read a little bit of the newspaper, tried to help a friend a little bit over the phone with a computer problem, and here I am. Really just want to go to bed, not upload photos or type notes.

So I'll have to do Part 2 tomorrow. Just some quick notes.

It did rain overnight and left some small ponds in parts of the field, but mostly didn't affect things. No rain during the day, but it kept skipping from warm enough to peel off layers to cold enough to put them all back on again and huddle for warmth. Odd stuff.

Today we had Karen Holik in the morning for weaves. Very helpful in identifying that Boost needs work at right-angle entrances (tried Tika on the same course during a break and as I expected she was perfect) and at full speed at anything more than basic angles she starts skipping.

In the afternoon it was Kathie Leggett for coursework--anaylzing a course and figuring out alternatives. Helpful in that she reinforced what a couple of other instructors had said about my handling style and Boot's going-on-over-a-jump challenges.

Knee was bothering me enough by about an hour before the end that I stopped running courses, although The Booster was eager and ready to go.

That's it for tonight.

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