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Zora in a sit pretty position balanced on the end of a log

The dogs and I have been on a training hiatus.  Essentially since we returned from Championships.

I have a list of things I could be working on with them.  But its stayed a list.  There’s been no action on my part.

Instead of training, some things I simply am ignoring, some managing, some avoiding.

We all seemed to need a break.  Zora wasn’t asking to do fun stuff in the afternoons.  Both were ignoring their toys for the most part.  Petting and sleep were about all they were asking for.

We’ve been keeping to our usual walking routine, but that’s about it for much activity with the dogs.

Sometimes we need a break.  Sometimes just snuggling on the couch together is time better spent.

But yesterday the dogs and I had fun playing with the large downed tree branch still in the middle of our yard.  Practicing their circus tricks as I call them.  Balancing, jumping, spinning, playing around and laughing.


Tom  standing beside and Zora sitting on the large tree branch in the yard

Then Zora starting asking to do the dog walk and a-frame, and for me to kick her Jolly Ball.  Tom wanted to do recall games.

I think our training hiatus has ended.  Time to get back to practice.  Fun times ahead!


Zora balancing on the log walking towards me, Tom in the background sniffing