Now I’ve got my rant for the week over with (see previous post), I can go back to thinking of fun things to do with Rio.
Our goal this week is to go back and do some more motion sensitive stuff, maybe some more door-shutting stuff. We haven’t done anything like that in a while. Her tug/dead toy work is going well so we’ll keep working on that as well! She’s also doing much better on walks with Dylan, less flattening him and more getting on with being normal (as much as is possible for Ri!)
She does seem to be a bit soft and sensitive at the moment (not compared to Dylan or even Kim, but for her) so I’m not sure if that’s just the fabled fear period raising it’s head, or maybe she’s being hormonal, I don’t know. Speaking of, I wanted to give Rio the chance to mature for longer, but I am not looking forward to the whole bitch-in-season thing. I can’t wait until she can get spayed. How do people keep entire bitches?
In between training the dogs, I’m keeping track of the WAO results. I think it’s kind of sad that the UK doesn’t seem to support it’s teams in the same way as, say, the USA. Maybe we just aren’t as vocal about it. I am excited to see how some of the English guys do, especially since I actually know some of them this time. I am also a tiny bit jealous, one day I would love to be there. I have said before (even relatively recently) that I didn’t want to try to compete at Championship or above level. Apparently things change, because I now think I do want to do that. Right now it’s not exactly feasible, seeing as I have one sensitive little soul and one tiny puppy, but maybe at some point in the future I’d like to challenge myself to be successful at that level.