Well, after two weeks of not touching the bumper, he finally came around. I had to warm him up but he did go after a bumper thrown by the gunner, with VIGOR. He was on, butt tucking bunny hops and all. He also did a short retriever in heavy brush (I had to go out and run back wtih him but he got the bumper and returned).
The coach said he is very much a people dog. I think that was part of the issue we had to overcome (and we are on our way, unfortunately class is over). He doesn't care for the bumper to start with, so add two people (Gunner and coach) near us and that's all he wanted to do! haha.
Everyone said we should do therapy - good thing we already do that as well
With time I think he'd get a WC. But I don't know that I will pursue it. It's still hard to find classes in the area, but if another set comes up when it's NOT the middle of summer I will take another.
It was fun. I will definately do more with my next dog (whenever that is). I already plan to get a puppy with more drive (not just for this, but for other stuff like agility)
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
Go Rocky! Way to come around!
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finding a balance between drive and people can be tricky
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” H. Keller
Good job on giving it a try! I've dabbled in Rally and my girls' hearts are in the field. I still have a dream of some agility too.