Well spring has sprung, and we are now working outside ... there is a lot of work to do with all the doggies, and I need to get it all written down and have a plan so I don't go nuts. I love this time of year, this isn't really that much more than I've been doing with the exception of swimming and the extra Agility I can now do will be on full equipment and not just weaves and jumps the other times a week. The retriever training is also added more seriously, in the winter after hunting is over, we just fool around with bumpers and work on basic things.
Maintenance mode, Agility once or twice a week, small short sessions, work on Gambles and Jumpers sequences in preparation for Regionals. Practice Obedience/Rally a couple times a week just to keep up with our teamwork. The daily walks, longer distance runs with me, run in the coulees 2 times a week.
Agility: 3-4 ish times a week, small short sessions, some long course work for Jumpers and Gamble work, directionals, discrimination, random reinforcement. Weave entries, contacts, jump patterns, and speed circles.
Field Training: 2-3ish times a week, 1 or 2 times a week in water. A couple short sessions in the park a week. Work on land and water doubles with more distance and time in between. Work on Honoring. Coming back straight in the water. Use decoys. Thaw out frosty from the freezer :)
Obedience: Heeling with more distraction a little bit every other day, work on straight retrieves - not coming wide - ad distraction. Maintenance mode mostly. Out of sight - no barking - seems to be better with that! Not even sure when I'll get in the ring with him for his CDX debut, but I might as well keep him going in the training.
The daily walks, plus longer distance runs with me, run in the coulees 2 - 3 times a week with hills, now we can add swim once or twice a week in replace of a coulee run
Agility: 3-4ish times a week, small short sessions, some long course work for Jumpers and Gamble work, directionals, random reinforcement. Weave EXITS, contacts (work on speed, proofing, quick releases, and holding), jump patterns, I really need to get a better feel for her and work on many scenarios before regionals.
Obedience: Heeling, retrieving and just messing around having fun.
The daily walks, plus longer distance runs with me, run in the coulees 2 - 3 times a week with hills, now we can add swim once or twice a week in replace of a coulee run.
I will be practicing running all three dogs in the same sequences and longer Jumpers courses to get a feel running all them in the same class, which I have to do now since they are all in Masters, I have to write out all of there strengths and RULES for handling each of them, and keep that with me as a reminder of how to run each of them, and it will help me focus better for each course and task at hand, whether it be at training, a trial or a regional or national event.
Oh ya plus teaching three nights a week, and working at my REAL job!!! COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE!!