Determination is staying out in the pouring rain to work your dog.
Today I enjoyed a nice lesson of mud skiing, thanks to Storm. Luckily I never lost my balance. It poured all day nonstop and everything was really muddy (typical FL). I still worked Storm. Thankfully, she did very well and could careless.
However, we had our first "oops" today. My puppy is growing up, and bite work is starting to change a bit. Today, after the whip was cracked in the middle of our bite work session..... my leash pulled straight out of my hands (I was gripping very very hard, not sure how it slipped so easily)... not only did I get burned, but my dog went flying forward. She went straight for the "weapon" hand of my trainer and bit... the wedge was not "offered" obviously, because he had no idea she was on her way at that moment. Luckily, I snatched the end of her leash as it flew past me and was able to pull her away before she was even able to grip. Yikes... that was close. It's part of the risks of the sport, but not fun when it happens. Next time I am going to make sure to have my gloves on! I usually do, but thought with the wet leash, it would be worse to have them on. I was wrong. She's also getting strong.... I will now need to wear cleats with her. I used to just use them for Duke.
Where did my little puppy go?!
Storm says she's innocent.
(Sorry if the picture is too big.. I think this is the one I re-sized a while ago. My computer is broken, and I can't do any sort of editing on this ancient laptop... it can't run photobucket editor.)
After that.... her trainer/breeder loves her even more. At least there's no hard feelings between them! She said sorry after bite work was over.
Anyone else have any "oops" moments?