Go Dog Go brought Loretta Mueller here. I found out pretty last minute, and waffled about going or not. It would be hard, but in the end the chance to watch and learn outweighed my issues. And I am so glad I did.
I've been reading Loretta's blog for a few years, and also am a facebook
For myself I took away the fact that I have some big time catching up to do. lol. I have been away from agility for more than a year now. And my how times have changed. I have been keeping as current as I can with videos and blogs, and my friends. But I see that I am definitely going to need some help to get Leo and I up to speed.
He has the basics down, and even some of the fancy stuff. But we need to put it together and I need some feedback. Training by yourself is tricky- because you don't catch everything. So it's easy to fall into bad habits. Even videoing yourself is only so good- because you can't fix it in that moment.
My only choice is to do some online coaching. So as soon as I can afford, and things get back to normal I will have to start researching who/where I should go. It seems there are lots of options out there!
The second most awesome part of the seminar was seeing all my old students and friends. The session I watched this morning was mostly novice dog- so these are the dogs that were just barely sequencing, or just starting to trial when I left. So it was so fun to watch them. I cheered for everyone. I couldn't help it. lol. I can't wait to get back to trialing so that I can see everyone more regularly. I feel strongly that we can be ready by late spring/summer for some agility trial fun!