Flint (my only BC) is not faring well as a demo dog for that class. He is stressing and not doing what I know he is capable of- what we have been working on. He is lagging and not focused on me at all - and will only work if I have food in my hand.........sigh. And I have been working on delayed rewards and he is doing beautifully in other situations. Does not bode well for the AKC Rally trial in two weeks. I miss Rita. Maybe I shouldn't use him as a demo dog - but then how is he ever going to learn to deal with distractions? Or maybe he is just not going to be an obedience dog. More sigh..............Maybe I should bring Vino out of retirement - at least as a demo dog. I miss Rita.
All in all though it was a good day. I was pretty tired after 4 hours of classes but took the retired gang out for a romp in the pasture. The sun was just setting and for a few minutes that beautiful light spread across the field, turning the grass that insane green that I love so much. I do love to see the retired gang looking so good and so happy!