Samba had an amazing weekend, going 5 for 7 at the USDAA trial– her best trial ever. Love my little teammate! Thank you @Susan Moorehead for bringing Samba into my life, and thank you @Carolina Piedmont Agility for another fun trial.

Was finally able to get all three dogs back together– Samba is on day 20 of here heat cycle and Wallace is not over-excited anymore. Waited until our house guest (Brian’s mom, a great visit) left before trying, probably could have had them back together a day or two earlier.

Went to agility at Paw Beach with Samba. She did good for here first time out in a couple of weeks. Last week she was in standing heat and I just had a bad feeling about things, so I didn’t go to any classes with her. She has almost got her stopped contacts down. Just need a little more reinforcement of the exact correct position– need to remember to take the clicker out next time we practice targets. Saw Missy who just returned from Afghanistan the day before. She and Libby ran well. 

Started training “back” with Samba, which is walking backwards. Harder than it sounds. The goal is to getting her baking up onto contacts to hit her two-on-two-off and increase her rear end awareness. 

Continued training “target” on the teeter with Samba. Don’t think she totally has it nailed down yet. Going to try training it at the bottom of the stairs.