I spent the weekend in Georgia at a Sherry Baker herding clinic. Sherry was amazing. Not only a gifted dog trainer, but also a gifted teacher. She helped fix some things that were broken on Rumi and gave us a good foundation to continue building on. The people were a great group and the Bryants were wonderful hosts. The weather, however, was not cooperative. It rained Friday and Saturday. Sunday was dry, but cool with a strong wind to make it even colder. And in Georgia, when it rains the red mud seems to end up everywhere. Poor Rumi was orange by the end of the weekend. On the way home I stopped at a pet wash so all the clay would end up all over their bathing room, not mine :) Here is a video of Rumi running in the red clay herding orange sheep.
I train my dogs for fun, teach middle school students for a living. I love behavior in all its many forms. I am not so good at journaling regularly, so this is an experiment I will try to keep going :)