After all of the wonderful encouragement you all gave me in your comments after my string of that kind of days several changes happened. Some I chose, some that were just necessity. So an update seems in order.
Some of you may know I had the exciting privilege to write a guest post for Fearfuldogs Blog. I want to thank Debbie Jacobs for giving me the opportunity to share Maizey’s story on her blog. It is a wonderfully written and informative blog and I was honored to have a share in it. If you haven’t read it before it is well worth a regular read.
In other blog related news I updated our Who We Are page. It took me a while because it meant changing Meeka’s information and I just haven’t been able to face that. But I hadn’t added Magnus and he certainly deserves some explanation! Keep an eye out on that page as I hope to add a page with the story of each of my 4legged friends in the near future.
Many are already following our story using the Google Friend Connect Followers widget. For all you google, blogger and blogspot users I hope this is a good way to keep up with the blog.
Now you can also follow with through Networked Blogs using your Facebook profile. If you have a blog and a are part of Facebook Networked Blogs is a really cool tool to connect with other bloggers. I have thus far stayed off Facebook and Twitter, but am considering adding FB and Twitter like/share buttons. Do you regular readers find that helpful or fun to use those sites in your blogging?
In training news changes are also happening. Due to unexpected scheduling conflicts I had to postpone finishing Magnus’ Agility for Fun class. I am disappointed, but it is the best choice for the whole family right now.
Thankfully Astrid and the other wonderful trainers at Calling All Dogs are going to let us make up our last four classes the next time the class is available. I really want to say a special thanks to all of them, I am so glad we found such a great place, with generous trainers to work with.
In the meantime I am going to refocus on polishing up the new Training Levels. Maizey has completed level one and is mostly done with level two. Magnus will be finishing up level one and starting level two. I hope to do video’s of them both, but with all the “real life” I have going on around here I am not making promises on that one.
Generally our life, like many of yours, is a roller coaster ride, but even roller coasters have their thrills. Especially when it comes to the dogs the thrills keep rolling in, even if I do have to adjust my expectations and plans. So as the next year rolls around it will be fun to see what it brings in ups and downs, to share it with you all, and to read all of your stories of progress.
Where to start?
As you may have noticed from the conspicuous lack of training posts lately I am in a training slump. Actually when it comes to life I am in a slump.
This is never a good time of year for me, but this year it seems to even be affecting my motivation with the dogs. Being unmotivated to train rarely happens to me, so maybe that’s why it’s unsettling.
It is especially bothersome since Magnus is at a critical stage before and entering the dreaded adolescence and I need to be giving him a better foundation than I am.
We have this wonderful opportunity with his Agility for Fun class, and I just don’t feel like I can get up the energy I need to really give it the attention it deserves. It doesn’t help that due to other obligations we had to miss class last week, thus I already feel behind for tomorrows class.
Between health, weather and all the other “real life” distractions I just can’t seem to get it together. Normally the dogs themselves are enough motivation for me to give myself a swift kick in the behind and get going, but even that doesn’t seem to be helping right now.
But enough of the pity party. What I really want to know is what you all do when you get in a slump. I know that probably never happens to the likes of you loyal, dedicated dog handlers, but if it did what would you do? I read about all the great things you all are accomplishing so I know how brilliant you are-so how do you get yourself motivated?
Powered by WordPress & the Atahualpa Theme by BytesForAll. Discuss on our WP Forum