Beckon Me Now Kateland
On December 27th I flew to Chicago to pick up our latest family member, Kate. A beautiful white factored tri sheltie, Kate, or Beckon Me Now Kateland, is absolutely adorable. Incredibly intelligent and extremely athletic, fast and furious is a good way of describing this 16 week old bundle of energy.
Kate starts Beginner Obedience on February 29th. This should prove interesting. She has demonstrated a willingness to work with distractions, but not with other dogs than her own family. Kate does have a tendency to get zoomies when she is frustrated or over excited. While she loves to learn if she gets frustrated, she tends to start to ignore you and turns off. I will have to watch how I train with her, making sure to keep it exciting and most importantly FUN!
Lessons learned from training Maggie.
Closing out 2019 - Maggie came 4th at the Ontario Championships and 6th at the Canadian Championships. It was a hard year trying to keep Maggie sound enough to run. Between falling out of the back of the truck jumping in and twisting her back and neck, to being attacked in the agility ring by a Syberian Husky, Maggie had a challenging year.
I gave her the rest of the summer off and we will come back in the New Year with hopes of qualifying for Nationals one more time.