I haven’t written on my weblog in lots of months. What occurred?!
All is properly! I finished working day-to-day operations at FDSA, and that freed up time to do what I’m significantly keen about – schooling. Free schooling, for essentially the most half, as a result of I spend a really excessive proportion of my day on Social Media; Instagram, Fb and TikTok. I attempt to put up academic content material of varied kinds; habits, canine sports activities competitors abilities, getting together with individuals, and so forth…just about every day. And since doing that is extraordinarily gratifying for me, it takes up numerous time. Which is okay – I’m glad!
Therefore, my weblog has suffered neglect. It’s straightforward for me to seize a fast clip out of a coaching session, clarify what I’m doing or why I do it a particular approach, after which throw it up on IG or FB. I may also do random Stay occasions on the varied platforms to speak no matter random ideas are floating round in my head on the time.
With my weblog, I attempt tougher to put in writing intelligently, proofread (okay, nonetheless not my energy), and set up my ideas right into a extra complete bundle. That takes simply sufficient effort that I’ve been neglecting it. I promise I’m going to attempt to enhance!
So about canines and canine coaching. Let’s catch up a bit.
I despatched Cube again to his breeder a number of months in the past. As a lot as I attempted to make it work, his temperament was not applicable for my state of affairs. I dwell in a household with a number of different individuals and I’ve an lively family. Whereas I used to be keen to work along with his dog-reactive habits in public (which was enhancing!), I lastly got here to acknowledge that the general bundle – not simply his habits in public, was neither a protected nor gratifying match for my household. Whereas administration is at all times an possibility, administration failure is the norm, not the exception, and I couldn’t settle for that threat. As a result of his breeder felt that he may very well be rehomed to a state of affairs the place his temperament wouldn’t be an issue, I agreed. He’s presently in coaching for IGP and is doing properly within the sport.
At across the similar time, a good friend had a litter and had additional puppies that had not been positioned but. I supplied to foster a pet and provides it a canine sports activities basis. That pet, Xen, is now eight months outdated. I made a decision to maintain him and he’s now my canine. And whereas he’s a moderately typical strong-willed male from working traces, we’re discovering our approach and hope to have a robust and aggressive future when the time is true. In a future weblog, I’ll discuss him a bit extra – how I characterize his temperament, and what meaning for his future as a canine sports activities prospect.
Lyra is now virtually 11 years of age and as charming and good-natured as ever. Brito is 9 years outdated and is a typical terrier – hasn’t slowed down one iota.
As a result of COVID I haven’t traveled in a few years, and truthfully, I don’t miss it. Once I do resume journey, I believe will probably be a particularly restricted affair. I do miss seeing my mates across the nation although.
FDSA is within the strategy of getting a shiny new web site, which retains me busy on that finish. Search for it across the finish of the 12 months. We’re additionally about to introduce our first “single day” conferences, so you’ll be able to be taught a complete lot about one factor – in a day! The primary one is arising in Might, and the topic can be nosework. Study extra right here: FDSA Nosework Convention – On-line!
Anyway…that’s about it for now! I hope to be again to writing right here at the very least semi-regularly. Right here’s a photograph of Child Xen, contemporary from his tub: