This was only our second weekend in Schutzhund and it was a great one!
One of the things that we do is to have our dogs step up on a bench. All of the other dogs struggled with this in major ways. My boy stepped right up like a pro altho I have never done anything of the sort with him.
He normally does not bark(which is a good thing); it is rare to hear his deep bark but he did it when the helper didn't keep the tug in motion
His first track was great, but the return track, he lost it and never got back on it
While in his crate he was covered with a light weight blanket that allows the breeze to flow thru and was quiet, other than to whine if he 'had to go'
Now me, on the other hand....I too learned a lesson. Here in WA the weather is always unpredictable, right? Well, the forcast was for sun, and shine it did!! BUT I did not think to bring sunblock
I am a redhead so didn't fair well sitting in the sun all day.
Still, I woke this morning feeling rather proud to have accomplished such little things yesterday- and then read this from our trainer :
<span style="color: #CC0000">Your dog came through for you and that is why I keep saying "never say never". </span>