Our training challenge for the week was by default. I didn't go out and plan anything. It simply happened as a result of life. Well, isn't life full of challenges?
On Monday, we did some RP exercises while the neighbors' kids were outside playing (loudly). I was amazed that Oreo was able to relax at all. Usually, he is running circles frantically. Don't get me wrong, if I put the food away, he would have been back to circling, but doesn't he look pretty relaxed?
(OK, maybe he looks a little bit angry!)
I kept us at a substantial distance from the neighbor's property, and kept the backdoor open, in case Oreo felt the need to escape inside. He did get up a few times to run inside, but then came back out on the deck right away.
Yesterday, there was a police check point on our way home from agility. I guess they were checking seatbelts/inspections/registrations/midday drunkenness and such. I think they wanted to have an excuse to hang out on the road over looking the sparkling lake.
I stopped, talked to the officer, proved I wasn't drunk, and Oreo practically slept through the entire thing! Who knows what would have happened if the traffic stop had been on the way TO agility, but I was very impressed with Oreo's nonchalance, and am crediting all our car RP work.
The trooper was very impressed that my "little lassie dogs" had their seatbelts on too.