I went to Leanne Huber's today to work Jet and Ted, and of course Ben came for the ride. I feel like I am getting re-aquainted with both dogs now that I am working them more consistently. They have both aged a little and are a bit different than the dogs I remember. Calvin Jones told me I need to work the dogs I have *today, and let go of the past and old memories. Of course this makes sense, but when I work them it is hard to do. Today I felt like I made that breakthrough and worked the dogs more in the moment. They are both 6 (Jet turns 6 this week) and have a few years of trialing ahead of them still... and Ben is the rookie who will be my next generation. I am so excited!
|Jet watches a little while Leanne works her boy|
|Ted soaks and watches the next dog work.|
Thanks so much to Leanne for letting us come work her sheep and for the handling tips. It is such a great opportunity to practice.
|Leanne with her 14 year old boy Jake, who adores her.|
Ben came out of the car to meet a couple of young cowboys who were going to deliver a mule to Leanne's. Yes, in Alberta you call people cowboys - it is what they are and it's an everyday term. Ben schmoozed them up.
|Ben says, if he wasn't on that dumb leash he could have helped!|
|More sheep watching by little Ben...|
|I held him up so he could see better. Such a serious little face! He is getting more and more like Jet, his Mama, in personality. But those are definitely Teddy's huge ears, hahahahaha!|