It is with those times that I like to sit back, listen, observe and let the healing power of Nature take over.
Life here in the forest can be that simple!
Now on the other hand, the dogs are getting more and more anxious to start running. But, the weather here is still in flux as today the temperatures are back into the mid 20's.
If all goes well the running season here will start in early October.
It will be different this year, as there still is no Handler/Trainee available due to Covid, starting the season running three 6 dog teams.
Although I like to train larger teams, 9 to 10 dogs, I am concerned it would take too long to hook up and could cause some problems with over exuberant dogs.
However, on a positive note, this gives the opportunity to work three pairs of leaders on each training day.
This season, the goal will be to develop Lloyd, Lance and Levi into leaders along with strengthening the lead position of Lilly, Louis and Saphir (Zoe Knight's dog awaiting Zoe's return here when the quarantine is lifted) who were introduced to lead last season.
Luckily there are plenty of seasoned leaders here to assist in the training of the rookies.
Until next week......