What are your training goals (short or long term) for this upcoming year? I have a few already...but I'll list each dog with what I hope to accomplish:
Inara: she's probably going to retire from flyball this year (sniff, sniff)...my goal is to get her to her 50K title in flyball...then she can play or not as she feels. I'd like to try her out in some other venues perhaps...she's quite good in obedience, so maybe some rally if I have time.
Score: he's still going strong in flyball, so no new goals there. I would LOVE to get him competing in dock diving...which is a possibility since he finally learned (grew some balls) to leap off the dock at the beach house in DE. I think he'd be really good at it...so my main goal for him is to keep building his confidence and try and compete maybe this summer.
Puzzle: nothing for her...she's for decorative use only. Seriously...she has a hard time learning new things, and doesn't really enjoy it...but maybe something easy for her like nosework...but I doubt it. She comes last on the list of dogs that NEED a job.
Figment: I have to work on his flyball box, and get him running like he used to...this is a short term goal, that I need to work on asap. I also want to get into competing in dock diving with him...he already loves it, and is a crowd pleaser...so it's a natural fit.
I also need to get Michelle working on his behavior around strangers...he's becoming a dachshund for reals.
Odd: Working on his ball retrieve is his main thing. We have to get him bringing the ball back so he can play FLYBALL! I also need to work some more basic obedience with him. He's such a good boy, that I hate wasting his potential! He's also shaping up to be a fantastic dock diver...so I hope to try competitions this year with him. He's such a goober...he leaps into the water just for fun...no toy!
Trillian: getting her into flyball full-time is my only goal for her this year.
I'd actually like to get her basic obedience polished up too...and to get her into dock diving competitions too. I am also scouring lure-coursing info...to see if there is an upcoming CAT test...for her and Fig.
Swagger: starting his basic flyball skills...since he has NONE.
Letting him grow up and be a puppy and experience everything.
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo
"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw