Today was our first day of IPO training in almost a month. Our trainer, Mario, had been in Brazil with his GSD Caribou. Caribou is the same age as Aiden ( 2yrs, 4 months old) and already has earned his IPO-3. Mario and Caribou have just qualified for the WUSV World Championship in France in October.
After tracking it was on to obedience
During Mario’s absence we were able to keep training on our own in both tracking and obedience but Aiden’s favorite part of IPO had to wait until Mario came back.
I think Aiden was very happy to see Mario again!
During Aiden’s IPO-1 he slipped off the sleeve in the long bite. Since that time Mario has been using the smaller sleeve for long bite to build Aiden’s confidence up again.
Seems to be working
Mario and Caribou
Dylan was with us today but we did not get a picture of him at training. Two weeks ago Dylan and I helped at a Canine Good Citizen test. Dylan did a great job with the “meet and greet a dog” part of the test. Afterwards we went to the A&W and Dylan had his own hamburger! He enjoyed his evening out!