I haven’t written on my weblog in lots of months. What occurred?!
All is nicely! I finished operating day-to-day operations at FDSA, and that freed up time to do what I’m significantly enthusiastic about – schooling. Free schooling, for probably the most half, as a result of I spend a really excessive proportion of my day on Social Media; Instagram, Fb and TikTok. I attempt to submit academic content material of varied kinds; habits, canine sports activities competitors expertise, getting together with folks, and so forth…just about each day. And since doing that is extraordinarily gratifying for me, it takes up various time. Which is okay – I’m glad!
Therefore, my weblog has suffered neglect. It’s simple for me to seize a fast clip out of a coaching session, clarify what I’m doing or why I do it a particular manner, after which throw it up on IG or FB. I can even do random Reside occasions on the assorted platforms to speak no matter random ideas are floating round in my head on the time.
With my weblog, I attempt more durable to put in writing intelligently, proofread (okay, nonetheless not my energy), and arrange my ideas right into a extra complete bundle. That takes simply sufficient effort that I’ve been neglecting it. I promise I’m going to try to enhance!
So about canines and canine coaching. Let’s catch up a bit.
I despatched Cube again to his breeder a number of months in the past. As a lot as I attempted to make it work, his temperament was not acceptable for my state of affairs. I stay in a household with a number of different folks and I’ve an energetic family. Whereas I used to be prepared to work together with his dog-reactive habits in public (which was bettering!), I lastly got here to acknowledge that the general bundle – not simply his habits in public, was neither a secure nor fulfilling match for my household. Whereas administration is at all times an possibility, administration failure is the norm, not the exception, and I couldn’t settle for that danger. As a result of his breeder felt that he might be rehomed to a state of affairs the place his temperament wouldn’t be an issue, I agreed. He’s at present in coaching for IGP and is doing nicely within the sport.
At across the similar time, a buddy had a litter and had additional puppies that had not been positioned but. I supplied to foster a pet and provides it a canine sports activities basis. That pet, Xen, is now eight months outdated. I made a decision to maintain him and he’s now my canine. And whereas he’s a somewhat typical strong-willed male from working traces, we’re discovering our manner and hope to have a powerful and aggressive future when the time is true. In a future weblog, I’ll speak about him a bit extra – how I characterize his temperament, and what meaning for his future as a canine sports activities prospect.
Lyra is now virtually 11 years of age and as charming and good-natured as ever. Brito is 9 years outdated and is a typical terrier – hasn’t slowed down one iota.
On account of COVID I haven’t traveled in a few years, and actually, I don’t miss it. Once I do resume journey, I believe it is going to be a particularly restricted affair. I do miss seeing my mates across the nation although.
FDSA is within the technique of getting a shiny new web site, which retains me busy on that finish. Search for it across the finish of the 12 months. We’re additionally about to introduce our first “single day” conferences, so you possibly can be taught a complete lot about one factor – in a day! The primary one is arising in Might, and the topic will likely be nosework. Study extra right here: FDSA Nosework Convention – On-line!
Anyway…that’s about it for now! I hope to be again to writing right here no less than semi-regularly. Right here’s a photograph of Child Xen, recent from his tub:
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