It has been a rough past six months. I had finally decided to add the area search discipline to Team Küster’s tool box. We spent much of our time working towards that certification. The Chief Editor talked me into going to the BlogPaws conference in Nashville, Tennessee. During the past six months Team Küster certified for trailing. Let’s not forget that we continued working with our team and taking calls. We even had a friend drive from Portland, Oregon with his pup to visit. We have been busy. Finally, things have suddenly started to a slow down. Nope, it is not a halt, just a slow down. We are finally finding a routine.
Having a routine normally is not my thing. I’m not one for routine. Frankly it bothers me a lot. So I’m blaming this change of heart on being another year older. I will say that I really enjoy my morning walks with my K-9 partner. It’s part of our routine. It gives me time to plan for the day. No one is up, it’s just a boy and his dog and a few birds.
Part of finding a routine is also good for training. For the most part it helps with maintaining what you already have been working on. Take for example, working with the platforms and the plank between them. If I didn’t have a routine I wouldn’t have Küster running into the garage after he comes in from his turnout time. It totally cracks me up. We go outside where he does his thing upon returning inside he runs over and jumps up on the platform. He waits for the command to go across. You just have to smile. Yep, I guess I’m starting to enjoy a routine.