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Here we are again!! What's everyone planning for this week?

I have to put the week on hold until I figure out how Toby is going to fare. He is my priority right now until we resolve this latest health issue. Praying it can be resolved.

Other than that, we do have agility trials tomorrow.
 

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What nobody working this week???

Weather is supposed to turn bad tomorrow and get worse through Wed. My hope is to get the dogs out early tomorrow before the bad weather. Teddi and Belle are priority as they did not get out today. We were working around the house, and we played with Gabby and Quinn.

Today I did some obedience with Gabby, I am trying to do the darn foot work, and then wrap the Goober around me. I am tossing the treat when I turn so she wraps tight and quick and drives forward. Without my dog, I can manage the foot work, with my dog coordinating the treat... not so much. I never said I could walk and chew gum at the same time. We did some come and front, heeling and stand stays. I went over on a stand stay to pick a leaf off her, she moved. I think I will work for now with me moving around her, handling her before we graduate to someone else.

Did a little obedience with Teddi. We did some bumper holds and partying. She got excited about that so that is a good thing. Then I got her tug toy out and we played together with that. Teddi is not really toy motivated, but I am trying to get her "playing WITH me". She never has done that well. Then we went outside and did a little heeling and sit stays with dad moving around her.

Finished the day with Gabby doing a little agility going out to the table, following my motion. Then we did weave entries off a single jump ample room. First with me on the left, then with me doing a front cross to get on the right. Getting her used to the motions.

Monday/Tues Gabby has agility class. Hope on Tuesday to get some obedience practice in also. Teddi on Monday has to go for a LONG walk we are on a diet. Tuesday, a medium walk and play games at the park.

Wednesday Gabby and Teddi have obedience class

Thursday FTP and whistle sit work Teddi goes for a bike run

Friday go for a run at the park, Teddi gets another long walk

Sat and Sun I have an agility trial with my friends dog. We will see how the day goes. Quinn is running too.
 

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I am glad to see SOMEONE is training this week!!!
I've got a mental sketch of our week now that Toby seems to be not getting any worse.
Monday---off
Tuesday---drop in obedience, which is 15 minutes in the ring. I entered him in Versatility in 4 shows in December, so I figure I need to remind him what an obedience ring looks like.
Wednesday---off
Thursday---Dan's
That's as far as I've gotten...
 

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I'm just trying to block out the fact that the weekend is over and I didn't get close to finishing my very short to-do list...

Today I worked some obedience and Ri did great. His heeling is really coming along! Did a little bit of work on the stand for exam. Unfortunately, he decided to check out once I got the bumpers out. No clue what happened. Didn't want to get into heel position, didn't want to retrieve the correct bumper, didn't want to deliver to hand (he ran around me play-bowing). I even threw him a fun bumper and he ran to it and then started sniffing around. I ear pinched him. I hadn't done that yet in the field because we have just moved to walking fetch in the house. But I just couldn't let him get away with it. The good thing was that he dove for the bumper the second I took hold of his ear. Good sign that I am actually doing this whole FF thing right.

Ok, so rest of the week:
Monday: off, clinical all day for me
Tuesday: getting Riot to get in heel position correctly even with lots of bumpers around, casting
Wednesday: Hoping to train down at the Dahls!
Thursday: marks, heeling, stand for exam, stays
Friday: casting
Saturday: not sure. Something fun, like a hike
 

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We are just going to have fun this week.

Play in agility, with me learning my footwork while the dogs do stuff they know, like jumping. Fetching and some basic obedience is all I plan on doing. I figure, why start something when I won't be able to continune on after Friday. I'll probably drive into town a couple days to train with friends, not sure when, they usually send an e-mail the day before.

I'll be training vicariously through you all.
 

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oh oh oh I can't wait to hear how your training with the Dahls goes!!!

I'm just trying to block out the fact that the weekend is over and I didn't get close to finishing my very short to-do list...

Today I worked some obedience and Ri did great. His heeling is really coming along! Did a little bit of work on the stand for exam. Unfortunately, he decided to check out once I got the bumpers out. No clue what happened. Didn't want to get into heel position, didn't want to retrieve the correct bumper, didn't want to deliver to hand (he ran around me play-bowing). I even threw him a fun bumper and he ran to it and then started sniffing around. I ear pinched him. I hadn't done that yet in the field because we have just moved to walking fetch in the house. But I just couldn't let him get away with it. The good thing was that he dove for the bumper the second I took hold of his ear. Good sign that I am actually doing this whole FF thing right.

Ok, so rest of the week:
Monday: off, clinical all day for me
Tuesday: getting Riot to get in heel position correctly even with lots of bumpers around, casting
Wednesday: Hoping to train down at the Dahls!
Thursday: marks, heeling, stand for exam, stays
Friday: casting
Saturday: not sure. Something fun, like a hike
 

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Monday Field training at 3, off to obedience at 6:15, then a meeting at South Shore Waterfowlers Association. Will be back home at 10:00
Tuesday Car goes to autobody shop because I was rearended on my way home from a training session last week. Buffy was in the back of the car. She's OK, I'm aggravated.

Don't know when I will get my car back so the rest of my week will be spent doing obedience and whatever drills I can do within the confines of my yard.
 

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I will be training this week but my training plan is usually a bit scattered other than certain days set aside for training (Sunday-group field work, Thursday or Tuesday obedience at building).
 

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With the time change we are now going to have difficulty getting any training in after work, and I have family arriving on Friday from the Netherlands, so some weekend time will be used tour guiding...

But we did get out hunting yesterday. We went to Long Point on Lake Erie. It was a beautiful day--apparently too beautiful--there were duck boats everywhere!! Most of the birds decided to just stay in the sanctuary, and some of the other hunters managed to educate the few birds who were moving by skybusting. Still I managed to get three Redheads, and had shots at a Mallard drake and another Redhead, and Breeze learned to hunt out of a camo'd up duck boat!
 

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We are officially taking the week off..LOL! I love it. No nothing.. Still trying to warm up and we have shown the last three weekends..So we are just hanging out...oh and trying to figure out my next vehicle.. Outback or Equinox....hmmmnnn...
 

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My Training plans for the week.

The snow has MELTED!! So now I need to do some raking but

Monday: Agility : poles at speed, Pinwheels working sends and FC for jump #3
Obedience: Fronts, Finishes with dumbbell
Heeling with distractions (I think toys so I stay at home)
Tuesday: Towhee has obedience, I may go with Faelan
Wednesday: Casey, Faelan and Towhee have agility class
Thursday: Faelan – drop in obedience class
Friday : Repeat of Monday with Obedience jumps as well
Sat : Obedience Match with pizza party, weather permitting: RTC with Tire, and serpentines
Sunday: Agility match, weather permitting stop somewhere along the way and work heeling

BTW: At the golden agility specialty this past weekend, one of the things I found very interesting was that unlike at other agility trials, most people were taking advantage of the atmosphere and working some heeling and attention, as well as signals etc. I really like seeing that J Towhee did very well after some inattention – I had to take her to the parking lot and slowly move closer to the action. Faelan and Casey both did very well !

Edit to add: I need to move Faelan's weaves to a daily event - I have only been working them 1-2 days a week and it shows ..

Edit again: YES!! I just signed up for an Open Obedience Workshop Sunday Night :) :)
 

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We are officially taking the week off..LOL! I love it. No nothing.. Still trying to warm up and we have shown the last three weekends..So we are just hanging out...oh and trying to figure out my next vehicle.. Outback or Equinox....hmmmnnn...

Equinox! I would have gotten one if I had the budget. I test-drove tons of SUVs and always took a tape measure with me to check out the crate size in the back :)
 

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Oh my goodness!! I have a nibble and bruise on my wrist from Casey!! He was so excited to be let out to work with the dumbbell (fronts and finishes) and the weave poles he grabbed my wrist and nipped it :)

He also worked one toss for 4 minutes before he got the dumbbell free - silly dog went on the wrong side of the fence and had to really work to free that dumbbell.

Good session overall with all 3 - Towhee was lunging for her dumbbell when it was presented several feet in front of her Yay!!! Faelan was just awesome and Casey was like a youngster - I was very happy to see that since he tumbled off the dog walk this morning and landed on his side - he seems fine though and definitely energetic.
 

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Equinox! I would have gotten one if I had the budget. I test-drove tons of SUVs and always took a tape measure with me to check out the crate size in the back :)
Me too! I LOVE my Highlander, but three crates is a stretch. There is very little room for anything else, like training bag, wingers, etc. If I ever need to take three dogs on a long trip (like when I go to see Jessica for her second obedience show :curtain: ;)) I'll need to take the big pickup $100 fuel fill up and all. :no:

Just for fun, sometimes, I'll stop by a car lot and look at a couple SUVs, always with tape measure in hand. I need 48" and looks like when I win the lottery, it will be a Sequoia.
 

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My friends have a Sequoia, those things are freakin' expensive! I have a Toyota Sienna and I love it. I have three crates set up in there for the goldens (plus I had one for Colby when he was still living with me). That still leaves me tons of room in front of the crates for all the gear I could need. And a WHOLE lot cheaper than the big SUV's. Better on gas too.
 

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My friends have a Sequoia, those things are freakin' expensive! I have a Toyota Sienna and I love it. I have three crates set up in there for the goldens (plus I had one for Colby when he was still living with me). That still leaves me tons of room in front of the crates for all the gear I could need. And a WHOLE lot cheaper than the big SUV's. Better on gas too.
No kidding! That's why I said I would have to win the lottery. By the way, I didn't win the 245 Million Wednesday.:( But until then I'll just hope that when it rains, my Highlander grows into a Sequoia. They are sure nice, but way, way out of my league.
 

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My friends have a Sequoia, those things are freakin' expensive! I have a Toyota Sienna and I love it. I have three crates set up in there for the goldens (plus I had one for Colby when he was still living with me). That still leaves me tons of room in front of the crates for all the gear I could need. And a WHOLE lot cheaper than the big SUV's. Better on gas too.
I must have missed something - where is Colby living now?
 

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Ok on the car subject. Maria you must fill me in on your findings when you go SUV shopping. I won't buy Japanese. I have family members who work for Ford and GM so we try to buy American only now.

I like the Ford Flex, I hear they have a TON of interior room. They are a bit goofy looking but they have grown on me. If money were no object I would LOVE to get a Yukon Denali XL. My in-laws have one and the room in there just makes me DROOL. With two rows of seats (they take the 3rd row out) all four of my dogs have a ton of room. Now that is without crates but with crates there would be room out the wazoo!

I currently have a 2007 Ford Explorer. I can get 3 crates in if two are SUV side by side crates. Other wise only two.
 

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After Colby had his ACL surgery my parents took him to their house to recover because it's less hectic there than it is at my house. Every time I'd go to bring him home they'd tell me "oh, let him stay a little longer." Once I brought him home and they came the next day while I was at work and brought him back to their house! One day I went over to their house and he was wearing a tag with their phone number and address on it. :doh:

I did make clear to them that if they take my dog, they have to pay for future medical bills!
 
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