Terrierman, you must be revving up for dog season, so we probably will be hearing less from you for a while. Keep us in the loop! What's going on? You had puppies a while back...did you keep one? What's your life like right now?
My dogs are still too young to do anything this year, but it's there's nothing like looking forward to the season when the world outside is encased in ice. If nothing else, I love traveling around the country hanging out with my dog friends.
I spent all last weekend in a seminar about reading dog body language and one of the speakers was a famous k9 trainer. Got to see a lot of working video that was very cool. The previous day was by someone with working border collies, and that was another whole area where I hadn't ever observed the sport. Fascinating. Berners herd, but the committment to the sport is really intense, requiring driving out into the country at least 3 times a week. Just can't do it.
My Berner is 2 right now and apparently thinks I'm a lousy trainer. Whenever my timing is slow or I give mixed signals, she tells me off!
Herding and tracking...both saved for retirement! Well, off to 4 hours of training!