20 months 5
Saturday we attend an advanced Rally clinic. I thought I'd give Stitch a bit of Heeling practise, and then use Scuba the rest of the day, but I'm thrilled to see that Stitch can handle almost everything. She has some trouble with the moving drop - she understands the cue, but the pull of staying with me is too strong for her to do more than hit the ground and pop back up to my side. Good pup! She's trying really hard. She peters out about 3 PM, and, as my friend points out, "when she's gone, she's GONE". I stand in line waiting for our turn at a mini course, thinking "she's had it, I should go sit down" and "Nah, she can do one more short set" and at that point I learn that when she's gone, she's GONE and there's no point in trying to pretend she's not. She still did everything, but she was lagging and just looked out of it.