Yes, indeedy. First, of all, it really is a particular season and I can’t help but to post these incredibly adorable holiday pictures of my furry ones. So, for your enjoyment, here is :
Yes, these pictures truly do amuse me. Amusement aside, the purpose of this post is to not show you how far down the crazy dog-lady path I have gone, but to discuss an agility training issue, namely, those “stinking” weave poles.
Her reluctance to get in the poles and stay in them in competition could be a number of things. Bad ear infection (which she had). Ring stress. Getting to skip them and be rewarded for going on (which I allowed). Not truly understanding the criteria. Since she can’t speak human, I may never truly know.
So the solution? Weave Pole boot camp Number 2. This time, we have a goal of truly independent weaves – she gets in ’em, she stays in ’em, and she completes ’em, no matter where I am. It’s a slow process and is challenging my patience. But I remember that for everything there is a season. It might not be on my timeline, but does that matter? Hell, no. So, for you out there, in dog agility-land or otherwise, be in the season you are in, and enjoy the journey.
Oh, and happy holidays.