Aka These are all the things I want to do with him. Maybe writing them down here on the internet for other people to see will force me to follow through some more.
Herding lessons – I’d like to enter some AKC trials in the future, I have limited knowledge for this so I don’t have specific title goals
Rally (currently doing a drop in class with our friend Dani) – I’d like to get up to RAE
Agility- I want to put a MACH (Master Agility Champion) on Strider but since we haven’t been training any agility this may be a very lofty goal. Our local trainer Amy is starting classes soon so I need to figure out if she’ll have any evening classes.
CGC (starting class 3/8/17)
Obedience (Preferred track, no out of sight group stays involved) This is pretty lofty too, I really don’t fully understand Obedience so yay making stuff up.
NACSW Nosework (entering an ORT [odor recognition test] in May in Pueblo) We take classes from our friend Jessica.
Trick dog titles( through the new AKC program starting in May) This is an extension of the DMWYD program that already exists online but makes it more recognizable
AKC scentwork (another new program that starts in the fall)
BH (a beginning level IPO/Schutzhund title that requires no bitework, see heeling pattern below) Really outside of my comfort zone but would be so cool.
Conformation- I’m going to have my friend Kassey help us with this. I suck at it and feel overwhelmed and stressed and Strider feeds off of that. If Kassey finishes him I’ll die of shock (that tail thing again) but it would be lovely to get a few points at least.
Parkour- This is a cool program where I train and video him and submit the videos for titling. We are going to start by taking the FDSA (Fenzi Dog Sports Academy) online class next month.
We may do some Fenzi TEAM titling as well since it is online video submission with really awesome break down of obedience skills since that will help us title in other venues as well.
Non-title related goals:
Hiking- I try to make it out at least once a week.
FDSA 2017 camp- We are signed up and have a trailer spot reserved. Strider and I are going to road trip out to Oregon this June.
Daily walks to the park- currently our walks are on hold, there is some construction closing down our route right now. The rest of the neighborhood is full of fence fighting dogs make our walks perilous.
Getting his reactivity back under control- He got into it with a friend’s husky in October 2016 and we are still working through those issues. Its bled over to all nordic looking dogs and sometimes other dogs. He also has some intermittent man reactivity that is typically directed at older men or bearded men (makes little sense as Chris has a beard but whatever).
Working on his arousal levels- I suspect this is part of our reactivity stuff, fast movement pushes him over the edge sometime. He jumps and punches his human friends, its lovely.