Search And Rescue Saturday — Finding A Routine

by Mr. Taleteller on

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.

Kuster in Flight

Play Time. Yes, It can be part of the 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.

Pet Me, Pet Me, Pet Me -- Tales and Tails

Pet Me, Pet Me, Pet Me!

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.

 

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  • Routines can come in useful.

  • Sue Dyer

    I bet Kuster has a huge grin on his face when he stands on the platform waiting for you to give the command.

    Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Sue, Polly & Honey

  • SGilbert

    Kuster will keep you in a routine. Great pictures! I think dogs can tell time! I love my morning walks with my 2 furry boys! Since the weather has turned a little cooler and just being in the fresh morning air set the tone for a wonderful day, My boys let me know let go it is time for our walk. Have a great weekend! Relax and enjoy the day! Proud of both of you on all of your certifications!

  • My two definitely enjoy a routine. They also let me know if I’ve interrupted what they expect. ☺

  • Jan K, Wag N Woof Pets

    Sometimes routine can be boring, but it also can be comforting and enjoyable. It sounds like you and Kuster have a great one going!