Small victories

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  1. Rosie

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    I sometimes get a bit disheartened at how badly I've trained (or not trained) the Pongster, especially in terms of his behaviour on-lead and "being calm" (or not).
    But today we went back to agility for the first time in two years - the lovely trainer has just started her own classes only half an hour away so we went for a 1-2-1 before signing up to a set of three actual classes. I was so proud of my boy - he'd remembered nearly everything from two years ago AND he did a beautiful "sit and wait" at the beginning of the course, and waited nicely tied up by the fence while I talked to the trainer. Both of these would have been inconceivable two years ago.
    It might not sound a lot to get a four-year-old dog to sit and wait - I suspect most forum dogs do this so easily! - but for me and Pongo this is a big deal and I am very very proud.
    I don't expect this to happen again when in a class with other dogs, but right now I'm just going to be pleased with what he did tonight.
    Small victories. :).
     
  2. SwampDonkey

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    I was very impressed when Rory was telling me about Pongos success . Rory thinks Pongo is a God:). Enjoy the fun it doesn't matter what anyone else does just be happy together. You both sound like you had a great time.
     
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    I’m so happy for you on several counts......
    1. that your trainer has started agility closer to you. I know how disappointed you were when they moved.
    2. That is amazing that Pongo sat and waited
    3. That you are proud of you both

    Big hugs and look forward to hearing more x
     
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    I really know how to look for and celebrate the "small" victories. Very happy for you and Pongo - you both did well.
     
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    That's great @Rosie, I know you enjoyed it before, and I absolutely agree small victories are what it's all about. And it doesn't matter one jot what others do.
    A new positive training school has opened up close to me, which is exciting, and I have put our name down for a trial session , he said when the weather dries up the ground a bit more. Soon I hope!
     
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  6. Karen

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    Ah that's great Rosie! Good boy, Pongo!
     
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  7. Rosie

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    Hmmm. Loki, perhaps.
     
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    More Dagda of the long club,. He really knew how to party.:D
     
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    Sport is certainly very important at this point. I, for example, find out about all the sports news in codere. And you?
     

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