Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Blue Mood

~ Time to act innocent ~

We have came home from our disaster weekend at Penang. If she can foresee the future, we wouldn’t have went for the trip because is costly. Maybe when we were facing transportation problem earlier on, is a hint that we shouldn’t be going. But every trial, no matter what the outcome, that lots to learn from. Thanks to my helpful friends who made the trip possible for us.

Group stay exercise is always the thing we fear most. The 2 minutes stay feels like eternity. When the handlers were ordered to return to their dogs, seeing me still maintaining my position, she was on cloud nine. But just a fraction of seconds before the steward announce ‘exercise finish’, I stood from down to a sit. The thoughtful me had earned NQ.

~ My first offleash heeling in the ring ~

We have learnt not to take things for granted. When my stinky rope and chicken meat were not available at our disposal, we screwed up so badly. I barely acknowledge her presence throughout the weekend. Getting eliminated for agility is not something new to me, we have pretty much expected it coming. But not even looking at her at the starting line and burst into zoomie, really cause her to have a mental breakdown.

~ At least I did something to get this decent picture ~

To say she was just upset is an understatement. On the first night, she thought of retiring me. But after a good sleep, she thought it would be silly to give up. Not running off the ring during the offleash heeling, passing the recall and stand stay are some of the good sign. She will be seeking professional help to curb my chronic runaway and reliability issue. Meanwhile, we will be putting all agility run on hold until further notice and shift our focus to obedience.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Pacco!
Don't give up! I know you can do it!
Kisses and hugs

Amber-Mae said...

Pacco, I hope you're not facing detention right now...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Joe Stains said...

Oh please don't give up!!

Biggie-Z said...

Oh Pacco, I know how you feel. Zoomies are so much fun.

Hugs, Biggie

alfred yeap said...

Hi, the Penang show was the very first dog show I attended in my life (as far as I can remember). I like it very much, I heard from the announcer that some of you have your own blog, so I googled and found you.

I was very impressed by your day 1 performance... and my wife loves you so much. Day 2 was a bit of an off day for you, I think. I know you will do better in future performances, I will be reading your blog, always. :)

Westurn Performance Dogs said...

Hi Ms Owner!

Whatever you do - NEVER give up on Pacco. These things are sent to challenge us and when we eventually get it right it is awesome - that is why we enjoy dog training, right? Try some intensive focus training ... if you want some idea's you are welcome to email me :o)

Helen & the Westurn Crew