First, I finally have my truck back all repaired. But, I am poorer after the cost to repair was finished.
Secondly, with the milder weather, we have been able to start the Spring clean up in the kennel removing the old straw that has accumulated through the Winter & buried in the snow. The dogs houses have all been cleaned out & the old snow on their patios has been removed. The dogs are now enjoying sunning themselves while laying on their patios.
The dogs are starting to settle in to more relaxation after a busy Winter & are adapting to the gradual change to an off season diet.
This week, we started to work doing a little more harness training the puppies. I am very pleased with their progress. Our method here is a very slow, no stress method that has produced very positive results in the past. After every session the pups are rewarded with a nice liver snack.
The final recap of the objectives for the last season:
I am very pleased with the changes made this year with the nutritional program. I was able to keep the dogs weight where I wanted it. I was also pleased with the dogs performance while on this nutritional program.
The Fall conditioning program payed off again this season resulting in another year injury free. The training program, with the interval training, also produced the speeds I desired along with the endurance of the dogs.
Summary, I enjoyed a great season with my team mates with their performance & attitude exceeding my expectations.
WAIT TILL NEXT SEASON!
The weather here this week has been fluctuating from below freezing temperatures to double figures on the plus side. We have had snow, rain & last night a major electrical storm. Today the warm temperatures have returned with beautiful sunshine.
Until next week......