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Last night I had some fun with Brady. One of my assignments for Agility-U is starting the Rear Cross on the flat. Beginning steps? Put the pup in a sit stay and walk behind pup rewarding the turn as you cross behind him to the other side. We did not get that far LOL but we did get to my being level with his hip on the same side I started on - not bad for a pup pup.
I did not get much other training done although I had the day off. I went for my emission test and failed. That darned fuel tank sensor that the dealership said my Xterra had too many miles on to be eligible for the recall. So between the mileage (145,000), the cost of upcoming repairs and the suspicion that there was something going wrong with my tranny (metallic whirling noise right after shifting) and the thought that something else was going haywire due to the old vehicle smell /acrid smell in the cabin, I decided to trade the truck in. So 2 hours to fail emissions, 2 hours to buy a new Xterra and then 2 hours waiting for the dealership to do their prep thing I unloaded the old Xterra (crates, water, buckets, training equipment, work out bags, training bags, cleaning supplies, bungees, various lotions(sun, poison ivy block, bug spray etc), blankets and various other stuff. Loaded the new Xterra in a haphazard manner to get back home since Brady had now been in his crate almost 7 hours. Then re loaded the new Xterra neatly and in the same way the old one had been loaded since that worked. Anyway, by that time I just ate and lunch around 8pm and just crashed after training Brady, so the older dogs did not have training.
Sharon with her golden crew Faelan, Towhee, Brady
and Aedan Running on silent paws beside me now and forever King , Rowdy and Casey You add obedience to the game,
not the game to obedience -- Shade Whitesel
Give up your goals,
Focus on the process -- Denise Fenzi