We left sunny, but cool Gettysburg this morning around 10:30 a.m. and headed home. Seven hours later we arrived in rainy MA. Wednesday night is drop-in handling class and I decided before I left if we got back in time I would bring Bug. We arrived home at 5:30, and I needed to leave at 6:30 to make the 7 p.m. class. Okay!
Bug was AWESOME! Multiple times Kerry had positive comments to share about him. She said she feels like he finally understands handling class isn't agility class. He gaited so nicely for me and his self-stacking has improved a lot! I have also, FINALLY, got the trick for great ears (tossed treat - I know you'all know this, but I am not that coordinated!).
I think because I know I will not be showing him I am much more relaxed which translates to a much more relaxed and happy Bug. I also think the conditioning we are doing with physical therapy can't be hurting Bug's movement.
Kerry would like to see a couple more pounds on Bug, which is a bummer. Part of the problem is he is naked at the moment. I am happy he blew coat now so there is a chance he will be back in coat for the late spring shows.
Class has left me feeling very optimistic - he was SUCH a good boy!
I will post Gettysburg pictures soon - probably tomorrow. I am way too tired to do it tonight! We were able to get a Visions family photo! It was great - there were a lot of Visions dogs around and they all did so well in the respective performance events.
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