Colleen and I got our signals crossed, so Bug and I have our herding lesson tomorrow morning. As a result I found myself with some time on my hands this morning and decided to put it to good use!
I made Carmen her training liner for Earthdog. I used composite wood and dry wall screws since when I went to Home Depot I could not find any real wood that was already cut to a length I could use. Sorry, I refuse to try and use my wee little hand saw on big ol' boards. The liner is slightly bigger than what she will see at an IQ or trial, but I figure it is good for practice. It is still WAY smaller than an agility tunnel!!
I also finished my table - it has been in my mudroom, unfinished for MONTHS!! I still need to add some sort of "foot" to the PVC legs so that I am 100% confident it will not topple over. In general I am pleased with the nearly-finished product. Since I had the paint out I also painted and added sand to my 6' x 12" board. I have a sneaking suspicion I will be practicing with Bug and the board a lot before we ever try any "big-dog" contacts.
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