I've been battling a cold, and still am, but feel like I'm on the mend. I think the stress of Pallo's seizure did me in, since I got sick the next day. I did still take the dogs to flyball practice Thursday night, because at that point, I just thought my headache was from not enough sleep the night before, rather than the precursor to a cold.
|Koira laid down to rest every few feet on the way back to the river|
Koira is doing really good with her turns. Her box work is coming along nicely. Right now, we are working on fading the upright of the box jump so that we can switch to using gutters in front of the box. The upright on the box jump can do a lot of shaping of a dog's turn, making them turn tighter. Some dogs don't notice it much, while others have a hard time with it suddenly gone. Koira is doing okay with it fading, so hopefully in another few practices we will be able to take it out entirely. Her turns are showing a little bit of double hitting occasionally, but since her rear is staying high, I'm not going to mess with it. As long as she hits high enough to do a safe turn, I'm happy. I'm hoping she will be ready to race by the next tournament (which, since I have to work during the weekends of every tournament for the rest of this year, might actually be a realistic goal).
|It is a Pallo-centric world|
The dogs are pretty bored stiff since I have basically been working, then laying in bed concentrating all my energy on getting well. The couple of play sessions in the yard are not enough for them to really settle, but I think taking them out in the steady rain and getting soaked to the bone would be bad for my health at this point.
So here's to another great week ahead of us. Hopefully we'll get a few breaks in the rain and I'll feel more up to taking the dogs out for some serious energy burning time.