So, today did not go as originally planned but perhaps ended up better
I had planned to do drop in rally & obedience classes, but ended up having some delays on errands, talking to the bank for around an hour (totally unplanned) about finance options and getting my tax information, and then upon arriving home found 6 of my dozen eggs had broken so had to cook them up (Faelan & Aedan were in the car or possibly while being bagged?)
Anyway, while on errands with Faelan & Aedan, Staples opened later than I expected so before going in I entertained the other people waiting LOL Faelan:
Heeling, signals, MSFE, recalls and fron & finish games. Aedan:
Heeling with a lot of turns, halts, fronts, finishes, pop up stands and recall games
Then more errands and I stopped at a park (same one as last weekend) where we used the upper tennis/basketball court: Faelan:
Heeling including crazy patterns using the circles & corners, signals, MSFE, Go Outs, ROF Aedan:
Heeling with a lot of turns, halts, front games, ROF and pop up stands
Then home where I had to break off to cook those eggs and eat.
Then Towhee and Brady headed to the same park, but this time I remembered to grab some scent articles -- thinking afterwards that I should have grabbed Towhee's wooden articles rather than metal but oh well, she did fine LOL Towhee:
Heeling which she aced, but again the proximity of the dogs & people playing at the dog park was a huge draw and we worked quite a bit on signals. Then more heeling & recalls, followed by scent articles which she aced, and the ROF which she surprised me!! People were walking directly by the open gate and she still snatched her dumbbell and returned directly to me -- YAY Towhee. We had a party Brady:
Heeling again using the lines and circles in unexpected patterns. Then signals - he too had a few issues with the drop signal - looking directly at me but not seeing LOL or perhaps he was watching the activity behind me so we had a few repeats and he did better. Then scent articles which other than anticipating (no action taken on my part since it showed inititive and will be worked separately), he totally aced! We finished up with ROF which he seemed to truly LOVE.
Now it is time to warm up again and be glad I am done driving for the day -- pickup truck drivers were truly on a roll with horrid driving, perhaps already drunk? Whatever, they were beyond unbelievable and full attention was required to prevent accidents. I confess I was thinking bad thoughts about their probably personal habits!