Fun Match

Rafe went to Omaha for the fun match, and I think I

got what I wanted. 
He had four hours of exposure to lots of new dogs, new

people, dog show sounds, other dogs working in the

ring, people dropping food all over, etc.  We had to

wait a long time–about fall show season here, so many

people were signed up–and that gave him plenty of

opportunity to get tired.
In the ring, what I got was forging and anticipation,

including anticipation on the recall.  I think I am

very happy with that.  Apart from work, he is having

fun and kissing as many people (and dogs) as possible.

 Today he got invited to go to the Montessori

pre-school for “dog month” in October.  It should be

an event.