Duke and I had a very 'off' day today at training. We still had fun, but it was not as productive as the past weeks (no where near Friday with OB). After everything going so well each week. I KNEW we were in for a day like this. He kept me up all night... anxious. Woke me up at 6am to "play". Ugh.
So needless to say... we were BOTH tired today. I also got my first injury while doing bite work. Nope, didn't get bit.... he pulled extremely hard on the harness and my left foot got into a little dip in the grass and I twisted my ankle. OUCH! It hurts pretty bad. It happens though... all part of the sport! Just have to suck it up and put ice on it. Training still continued after like normal.
He did ok at Obedience, but was really distracted by everything. More then usual. He didn't fuss very well, and he could care less about doing more then he had to. It wasn't terrible... still better then we were. But, he was definitely in a blah! mood today. Hoping for a that "oomph!" again next week!
Protection went better. He was doing very well. Having a hard time transitioning to the pillow and the sleeve though. He's still on the tug. We are hoping to start the transition next week. My trainer said he was biting harder and more solid though... so that's a step up. He didn't re-bite or loosen his grip. I am very happy with that.
Overall, we still have a lot of fun and enjoyed our Sunday "doggy day". He's tired as usually.. and I'm ready to fall over... with some ice on my ankle of course! lol! Any step forward is good enough for me! Still very proud of him!
I'll post some video clips and pictures soon. Lauren(Alexandria610), came out with us today and got some amazing pictures.... Can't wait to get them!