Trust is such a huge factor in any relationship. Trusting your dog, trusting your training, those things can be SO hard to do.
We have a rally trial coming up this weekend. The first one of the season for us and the first on since the end of November. Also our first time going out without any puppy level runs at all. We also HAVE to qualify in both runs in order to enter level two, which we already paid for. Nerve wracking.
I’ve been stressing about this and trying to figure out how to cram in “enough” practice, how to set up “enough” challenges.
Tonight we did a few things in between my students practices at class. Rious rocked everything I asked him! If he works half as well this weekend I can stop stressing!
I tell my students all of the time “Trust the training you have done. Trust your dog”. Once again Rious is making me put my money where my mouth is and live the words I teach.
I can’t say it enough, I love this dog!