When you live in California experiencing winter is like giving birth*; you suffer a great deal during the week or so that it lasts, but as soon as it's over you see the sun and forget what a horrible experience it was. Until the next winter brings all the memories tumbling back.
This winter I feel like octomom. We have a series of storms coming through that has essentially put a stop to all dog training (yet somehow I still have to work! It just doesn't seem fair.) I can't even let my dogs out in the back yard to potty because it's so wet and muddy.
During a moment of relative calm I managed to get the dogs out for a practice. I was pretty happy with Rammy's dogwalks. We only did 4 because they were going so well I didn't want to risk getting a bad one.
You can see the what the strong winds did to the poor jumps in the video.
012110 - Rammy running from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.
Wasn't so happy with our a-frames today. Rammy, can't you put in ONE more stride? Sheesh!
012110 - Rampage Running a-frame from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.
We also do some trick training in the few weeks of winter we have in California (which is the only time I do it and why I'm not very good at it.) Rammy and Icon demonstrate holding a piece of PVC pipe.
Hold it! from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.
*So I've heard. I've never actually given birth myself.