Waking up at 6am and being cheery is definately a great assessment of how happy you are :) I have been getting up at the crack of dawn for what seems eternity now - when will the lie in come?
Training is going really well, we have some great dogs and handlers at the moment and it is FABULOUS watching their partnerships develop. I love how everyone of them is different yet all are working and achieveing their goals - take Vivienne, her dogs do running contacts, have brilliant work ethic but wont tug. Alexis on the other hand, her dog has good tug, stop contacts and again a brilliant work ethic and then there is Gary, stop contacts, great tug, lovely work ethic and a newer handler - all are achieving so much and have already been out there doing well this year. It is such a pleasure to be part of all of these relationships. I love the creative ideas we are developing and enjoy the challenge of their differences - I mean how else can you handle your dog from a distance eh Jan?
This weekend we have our first shows of the year, we are lucky enough not to be camping as we live so close and it means the other dogs can stay at home with their fantastic fairy godmother :)
New Wednesday evening workshops are just coming out - make sure you look at these. They are almost full and have only been out for a few days :)
Look forward to seeing you all soon,