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Old 11-19-2012, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We failed again. If we continue trying to title for the IPO2, we need some serious remodeling in protection. He's having a hard time moving forward with confidence after being stepped on in the last trial. Frustrating

But on a good note, his tracking was pretty awesome. It was his best track to date. Super intense and focused with good speed. He didn't miss a step...But he did miss both articles so our score went from a 98 to a 77. Of course I have to say he's never done that before!!!

The conditions were excellent. A little chilly out, but not terrible for November weather. The frost was so perfect.


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Obedience was fun. I was super nervous at first, but I got out there and felt the most comfortable that I have been since we started trialing. We actually had a good time out there together, as a team. We ended up with a 91. He performs everything well, but needs more power overall. He's just kinda a lazy guy


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Protection was a mess. But I know what needs work now. I may continue with just tracking and obedience titles. We are going to take a little break and see what happens.

We got to play ball at the end of the day and ended on a good note.

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Also took some stacked shots. Handsome guy

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Another scary and heartbreaking day overall. Feeling a bit more discouraged than last time, but I'm going to just wait and see what happens for now. Aiden and I tried our hardest and still had a good time out there, especially with his excellent job in tracking and obedience. Good thing I will always love this boy regardless of our titles.


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Oh! I got a cool new sticker for my car too!!!

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Beautiful pics! I love the sticker, where did you make that?
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So inspirational!!! I heart both of you! What a cool sticker indeed! Don't worry you'll get 'em if you keep at it!
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. My friend makes stickers and can ship them. Lies, he's the guy named Matt who I tagged in the photo on my Facebook page. You can message him if you want some!


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Nice pictures. Keep at it! You'll get there.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Great pics! I love # 217 ... perfect "snapping" moment of the camera!

How frustrating for you ... but how rewarding on how far you've both moved along!!!

I think it's a great idea that you have ... take a break for a while and just "be" with your dog and then move forward when you're ready ... We all hit plateaus and they're not fun ...

He certainly looks like he's having fun in the pictures ... so I wouldn't say it was a total failure ... like that old Meatloaf song ... "two out of three ain't bad!"
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you both!
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Nice pictures. Aiden is such a handsome dog! He reminds me SOOO much of my Odin, similar expressions
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Thanks guys. My friend makes stickers and can ship them. Lies, he's the guy named Matt who I tagged in the photo on my Facebook page. You can message him if you want some!


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Can he make different breed stickers or just GSD's? I'd like to get one for each of my dogs..the name adds a nice touch.
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The tracking pics are great! Hardly ever see tracking/trialing shots. That was some prickly stuff Aiden had to track in I'm sure, bet his nose was numb.

I want the stick family stickers...LOL!
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