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02-05-2014 04:31 PM
Gwenhwyfair Hi Wayne.

Life is funny that way. Sometimes no matter how hard we try the pieces don't want to fit. I went through it with the horse world. Right place, time, money, trainer, wrong horse. Then the perfect horse wrong husband :-/ and no time or money.

I discover IPO and find I have the time and interest and even though Ilda would not have been a top dog at the sport we would could have at least tried for IPO 1 (club trainer felt she had the right temperament/drives). Then we get the HD diagnosis.

I know how you feel, like you're being blocked and we don't get younger. What helps me is to recalibrate my goals into smaller steps. That way I don't feel so blue.

Hang in there!!
02-05-2014 12:05 PM
Wild Wolf It is a lifestyle... absolutely. Thankfully, my husband who is my best friend caught the IPO bug... he is going to start putting foundation work on our new female and come to training with me regularly with our group. It means the world to have a spouse that is "into it" to train with, trial with, talk dog with... he wasn't into it at first, but it has really grown on him. I am very grateful for that!
02-05-2014 11:05 AM
Liesje I concur! This winter has been so bad and my vehicle can't handle the snow, I've barely been able to train flyball which is 7 miles from my house. SchH has been absolutely out of the question. Luckily I've got a pup who will be a good age to start tracking and ob about the time the snow melts in June.
02-05-2014 10:56 AM
Chris Wild Aw, we miss you and Indy too, Wayne. Can't wait to see the both of you again, and hopefully not in a blizzard! Hang in there.
02-05-2014 10:54 AM
onyx'girl We miss ya Wayne. I think your wife would make a wonderful Lisa Douglas....Lisa Clark is right. Buy that beautiful farm!
02-05-2014 10:51 AM
hunterisgreat my gf is totally supportive of my training habits :-)
02-05-2014 10:42 AM
lhczth Wayne, that's why you need to buy my place. Then the training would come to you and you could do both, train and be with your family.

Sometimes life gets in the way of our fun. Your dog has a good life even without the training.
02-05-2014 02:27 AM
David Winners I feel for you. Sometimes it's hard to keep your mind right and stay positive. Glad you have such a supportive family!

David Winners
02-05-2014 01:07 AM
doggiedad is India male or female? stop whining. you've got friends here.
02-05-2014 01:02 AM
Baillif Yup the other ringsports is the same way. We at my kennel spend the day training through all the board and train trainers and caring for the kennel dogs so we can turn right around in the evening and train our mondio ring dogs till late at night get some sleep at hopefully a decent hour and turn right back around and do it all again.

Our significant others tolerate it.
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