The weather is turning cooler and the days are getting shorter. The option of spending time training outside after work won’t be possible for much longer. As the dogs and I adjust to a new schedule, it’s a good time to look at how their training is progressing and to set new goals and reevaluate old ones.

For Chili, my main goal is to keep her fit, happy, and doing the teeter. I’ve started using some blind crosses in agility to get her moving faster on jumpers courses, but mostly we are doing maintenance training. We will have limited agility practice time over the winter, but that works for Chili.

Maya is working in open obedience. Her whining on the stays has improved during outdoor training, so I hope that carries over once we move inside. She does the rest of open pretty well, so hopefully we’ll be able to get that CDX soon. I’m also hoping that Maya has some puppies in her not too distant future. In the meantime we are doing limited agility trialing. Maya likes to play agility, but isn’t fast enough to be competitive.

In my next post I’ll talk about goals for the rest of the pack.