Oh, yes, and even when it all fits, I manage to foget the course :S Sometimes I am one big mess, a clumsy clown, which is not even funny. Maybe it's all the result of not training, we took a break from training agility because I have to repair some obstacles and add some new ones, so we haven't trained for quite a while, but I am really looking forward to start training again, until then, I am just going to train contacts.
After some really bad runs, we finally had a good day. On Sunday we went to agility exams in Hungary and Beni had two clean runs and won both of them. Ironically, I am the most proud of our second run, which ended with elimination, because Ben took one extra jump after the dogwalk. I didn't call him early enough. But that was a really fast, confident run, I loved it! So now we can move to A3 whenever we like, but I will wait a little longer to fix these jumping problems and turns after dogwalk.
Ben is still jealous of Winnie, but I can see he likes her already. I knew he was going to give in :) He really misses those moments with just the two of us and his favourite part of the day is evening, when I put the little monster in a crate and he gets to sleep on the bed. I try to make those moments more common, and take them for a walk separately. And I spend more time cuddling him, it means so much to him.
Winnie is a sweetheart, a monster and a clown, all at the same time. They are so different, and yet so similar! It took me three months to teach Ben to jump into my lap and with Winnie it only took me 5 minutes. Or actually, she just learnt it by herself, it's her favourite thing to do. She is one little jumpy frog. She is getting more and more confident in new environments, but she is afraid of men. It's unbelievable how smart she is, and what I love most about her is that evil smile on her face. She is always after some mischief. She is constantly under my feet, just like Ben, so I really have to watch where I step. And she likes tugging and destroying my clothes and attacking my arms or feet. She has to sleep in a crate, if I want to get some sleep. She is never well behaved outside the crate, so it would be impossible to sleep with a puppy destroying your room, biting your hands or even your hair or face. Tonight was the first time she slept with me on the bed, but she was so dead tired that I could afford it :) Her recalls are really good, she just learnt them by the way, I guess. I think she fits so perfectly with me and Beni, life is never boring with having those two clowns around.