Saturday, February 16, 2013

I've Got Those Agility Blues

I dont want to talk about Trophy's agility class from Thursday.

It was bad. We were very disconnected. I dont know if it's because of the final member of the class being there tonight (a dog with some issues dealing with other dogs, who is afraid of most everything, and Trophy is very sensitive and not forgiving to unbalanced dogs after an incident a few years ago). Or it's because i didnt want Demo sitting next to said dog (i kenneled Dem in another room) but he was screaming/whailing and that might have thrown Trophy off too.

Trophy is sensitive to his siblings presence. When Pan and Tasha dropped out for a while Trophy was visibly mopey without Pan around and it took him a while to get back in the swing of things by himself.

Also, sometimes i dont know if i'm put into situations to learn from others or to help others. Until i figure it out it's going to be challenging.

And then i keep being reminded that i "need" to start trialing Trophy soon. Well, I can't. Plans for Trophy's agility debut had to be put on hold when two other pets became very ill and my money went to the vet.

Not to mention from the begining i've said two things
1. Flyball comes first
2. I don't care if i never trial with Trophy.

Ending my mini rant now. No flyball today, maybe i'll have something more beneficial to update on tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. That's a crying shame that someone is pushing you to trial. No one "needs" to trial their dog. I'm part of a whole club of women who will never trial their dogs...not because they will never be ready, but because they don't want to. They still come every week to play, they continue to learn and they always have fun. Why can't that be enough for some people? Have fun with agility and I hope you figure out what's bugging your pup at classes...disconnect happens...try not to read too much into it :)