Monday, May 3, 2010

Keepin' it simple

Many times when I come to practice, especially for obedience, I feel like I have to "do it all" or practice every single thing. I don't have an A-Frame at home, so I want to do that. It's hard to find a group at home, so I want to do that. I want to do a long down. I want to do a send out. I want to do a check-in. I want to do EVERYTHING. In about 20 minutes or

Kane is doing excellent on the jump retrieves.

Nice retrieve comeback.

With some advice from more experienced handlers and through my own pondering, I've decided to keep it simple. Work on max 2-3 things. Keep it short, fun and get help from my club mates on watching for things I can't see myself.
This has really made our obedience sessions a lot more fun - and a lot more rewarding!
Yay for keepin' it simple!

Kane licking his chops in anticipation of the


Mrs. JP said...

Oh my, those pictures are amazing. Kane is so handsome and oozes intelligence. I would feel the same way about training but I see how it would be less stress and more fun to just focus on a couple things.
I hope Charlie will grow up to be like him or at least look that smart. I should work with him more. He's still sporting the puppy goofball look now. Although, he's been showing me the occasional grown up look.

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Simple is good. Kane is handsome, as always. The girls send their love.