This heat is going to be the death of me, I swear. I just read in today’s The Jamaica Observer that, thanks to El Nino, this summer is the hottest since 1994 and the driest in 30 years.
It is so hot that I have to train my dogs late at night. At 12:30am, I have just worked on Athena’s distance work and stand.
What an improvement! She now understands the hand signal for sit at a distance. We were able to do a bit of drop on recall where she sits some distance from me, I call her, she comes but before she reaches me, I cue her to down. We did that for the first time tonight using her mat, and she did it perfectly.
She is developing a nice kick back stand where she stands from a sit without actually moving forward. I haven’t put the cue on that yet, but I have succeeded in fading the lure.
Upwards and onwards, as they say.