Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March trial planning

Our first trial of the year, after a very long winter break, is this weekend. Only Mika will be running because Wall-e still has big fears at this venue's trials (which are indoors).

Mika will just be running in one Starters Snooker run. My goal for her is to not react at other dogs while in the ring, but of course I'd love to see her run with the speed and enthusiasm that she's been having in training.

Even though Wall-e isn't running, I have a goal for him as well; to be relaxed enough to play on the warm-up jumps (in between classes, so we don't hog the jumps for competitors). I'll be trying DAP (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) with Wall-e for the first time, and I'm considering using a Gentle Leader and/or a body wrap as well to help relieve his stress.

And, of course, I have a goal for myself; to read my dogs and not push them past what they're able to handle.


  1. GOOD LUCK! Hope you get some videos, run fast and run clean and good luck on the goals, sounds like you are in an awesome place for this trial! We will be thinking of you!!!

  2. Good luck!!! Hope Mika has a great time and hope Wall-e is able to work through his fears and relax!