Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Late to Bed. Early to Rise.

I woke up almost every hour on the hour. Figures.

I was up and out of bed at 5:00am. Out the door with the dogs by 5:35am. No real good comes from being up that early...except maybe a plane ride to a tropical location. I digress.

One of my many hats is as an agility trainer at Best Friends Dog Training. I like working with pet-dog people because it allows my not so serious side to shine...have a little fun without having to be so serious. Pet-dog people don't care that their jump wrap was a little wide, or that their a-frame contact was a little "sticky". They just want to have fun! I digress.

This morning the local CTV 'morning show' came to the training hall to do several segments on different dog sports to get involved in in 2016. 

All this mean't hauling myself out of bed while it was dark and cold and dark. I digress.

The first segment involved several teasers of flyball runs. My friend and fellow BF agility instructor allowed me the honour of handling one her flyball dogs - Kye. We live shot three teasers of her and I alternating running her two dogs. It was exhausting and loud and screamy. So much yelling. It was fun to try a new sport without having to put in any of the leg work. :)

Vixen even got to show of some her puppy skills in the segment. You can watch here...well, you can so long as the link continues to work. 

The next segment was all about agility. Agility rules! Indie is in the beginning of the video, and then the last part is me working with the host, Sarah Freemark's, dog Calleigh.

It was a lot of fun. The crew was great. The BF trainers and friends were great. However, I realized I am not meant to be in show biz. I'm not so happy about the early mornings. :)

Here are the other two segments that we recorded - 'Pet Tricks' and 'Scent Work'.

1 comment:

  1. I thought you guys were great. I'm up at 5 am every morning and out the door at just after 6 am. Retirement can't come soon enough.