Everyone is smiling but Kodi's smile is the biggest. What a great team you make.
I think he's smiling thinking about the stuffed giraffe he won!
This weekend it's back to CDSP Obedience. It's hard to keep all the rules straight in my head. We were practicing yesterday, and my trainer said, "Don't forget, you can talk to him during the heeling in CDSP... USE it!!!" Duh! I forgot!
We also practiced the long stays for AKC Novice. For the first time EVER during the down, he put his tail, down, put his head on his paws and looked totally relaxed! We did it with Dove, my trainer's well known (to him), very reliable Golden next to him, and she wouldn't break a stay if a bomb went off next to her. I think she just gave off such a relaxed vibe that it helped to relax him.
Maybe we'll be ready for Novice stays before we both turn grey! (it's only the stays that are keeping us out of Novice now)
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RL1X3, RL2X3, RL3X2...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & Nauti's Herd Compact Flash)