The Camp Experience

The Fenzi Camp ended up being a really great experience, very glad that I went, and very fortunate it ended up being in my backyard. Depending on the circumstances, something I might travel to in the future, as it is just a very inspiring experience to be an environment with great trainers and good information. …

Fenzi Academy Camp

The Fenzi Camp seems well organized and I enjoyed the presentations I saw today. Though the 'agility' equipment was pretty horrifying, I'm bringing them some safer jumps tomorrow. We had perfect weather but I'm happy to hear that there is air conditioning for tomorrow and Saturday, with the whole ridiculous 100 degree weather thing. Because …

USDAA Weekend

They had some really fun courses at this trial, way more interesting than AKC, so that was fun. The trial ran well, nice to see all the USDAA folks I never see otherwise, and it didn't get TOO hot. A good trial, I look forward to my next USDAA trial ... whenever that may be. …

Barking!

All of the sudden Kip has discovered his sheltie bark, and he's not afraid to use it.  Happened yesterday, he was hanging out during classes it was like a switch turned on, he's a little yapper now! He had been so quiet it's quite the change. Good thing he's heading home soon to join his …

Kip Video

Kip was quite the little trooper this week, he's hung out in his x-pen all day during classes, just quiet and well behaved. Sheltie people tell me this is not the norm. 😉 So he got to meet lots of new people and dogs and hear TONS of barking. He would either play with his …

Training This and That

Every dog always teaches you something new. Loving Kip's 'head down' behavior as it's transferred into an awesome fold back down out of motion. That wasn't my intention, but it makes sense when they're focused on the head the front goes down first and then the rear folds back. We just added the motion today …

Adventures with Kip

All puppies should be as easy as the Kipster. He's a fun, spunky and engaged little guy when you want him to be - and then he's just totally chill hanging out. It's pretty remarkable in a puppy.  He's just an easy and fun puppy, I'm really happy for Mary, I think he's going to …