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Old 02-21-2013, 11:40 AM
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Yep. I'm going through it now because of the weather. Too cold to be doing much outside. The weather here goes from cold to rain which makes it worse. Add that up with take classes, dog stuff has definitely taken a back seat for now.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:47 AM
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I don't really. I might shift focuses for a bit but the dogs get worked every day in some form.

During the summer/fall I was so focused on disc but with the snow, it's really hard to get out there to play without the risk of injury. So we've been working agility hardcore instead. Tricks are done when we don't get any sports training in, same with exercise ball/treadmill. Luckily, the majority of the tricks can be used for our freestyle disc routine, so in a way, we are still working on that stuff.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:05 PM
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I don't really. I might shift focuses for a bit but the dogs get worked every day in some form.
Yes that is exactly what I wanted to say!
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:59 PM
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I guess you could say I'm going through a "phase" right now with Aiden. He's always been difficult to train because he really lacks motivation to do anything. He is a perfect pet, but not quite cut out to be a working dog. Right now, I'm exhausted with just trying to get him to want to train. If I could, I would train structured sessions with him every single day, regardless of the weather, but his attitude just makes it really tiring. I don't want to make him do something that he doesn't want to do, but I really don't want to give up training all together... It's selfish of me to try and make him do something that he hates. It's a rather depressing point in my training career with him at this moment. I'm hoping that once the snow melts we can get back to tracking and it'll get me out of this funk.

That or I need to get serious about bringing in a working line puppy to give Aiden the rest that he wants. Hoping my job/living situation settles out in the next few weeks..
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:42 PM
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I'm going through a phase right now - but my circumstances are a bit different. I'm dog-less until the end of March. I have a batch of DVDs that I really should watch and take notes on before I get them back, but my heart hasn't been in it to be honest and I'm missing them like crazy. But I must try soon because I am always time poor when they are around because I'm doing stuff with them. Great opportunity to catch up on the stuff I've been meaning to do.

I only started to feel ok when I made plans for the temporary fencing - seemed so much more real. They are coming home!
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:42 PM
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I always like doing stuff with my dogs, like playing, walking grooming ... The things that most people consider the "chore" aspect of dogs, kind of like horses ... I actually ENJOY the cleaning/bathing/saddling part more then the riding (riding is WORK, man!) the ground stuff is a lot easier then riding lol.

I am kind of burnt out when it comes to horses ... Just dealing with their **** & whatnot, I am glad I will be able to take a while off & actually spend time with my DOGS LMBO.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:32 PM
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:40 PM
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^this! I'd do herding and dock diving year round. Heck, now that it's closer, I'd even try agility again. If my wallet allowed.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:03 PM
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I wouldn't really say I go through phases. There are nights I'm too tired to do so, but I'm always doing something with Kobe at least 4 nights a week. It's usually teaching him pointless things, free shaping, etc etc. I really don't ever put any of the behaviors on cue. I've been pretty consistent about it for as long as I can remember except for times I am physically unable to do so.
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