Mom said that since I was getting the hang of this retrieve thing, I’d get to add something I really like: jumping!
Tonight since it was a little cooler, Mom let Atlas and me get in some training time. Atlas practiced some of that boring heeling and recall stuff. He still doesn’t quite get the concept of coming in straight, but Mom is working on that part. I guess if he doesn’t run past her to get petted, that will be progress.
On my turn, I got to go over a JUMP to get the dumbbell, and I got to go over it with the dumbbell in my mouth and give it to Mom. I think she was surprised that I understood what she wanted. I know I have lots of practice to do, but that part is fun.
I’m a little confused about this other thing Mom is trying to teach me. She seems to want me to do a down part of my way back on a recall. I don’t understand that. Maybe Mom needs to explain that part better because that just seems silly to me. Shouldn’t I either go all the way to her or do a down where I am? Why would I want to do a down part of the way to Mom?
Anyway, I have agility in a couple of days, and I get to practice this dumbbell and jumping stuff. I don’t want to be TOO good at this or I know I’ll have to compete with a judge and stuff.