I love colour coding everything and can happily spend hours and hours on it only to end up ignoring it or changing it due to work or illness or other commitments or general laziness..........
And having piled on the weight in the last year due to severely reduced training possible (and various issues with food) that also needs to be figured into "the plan"
Like you though I really want to enjoy Austria so a little more application will be required this time round..........however as there will be the beady eye of my roomie, who most definitely doesn't pull her punches, on me over the next 9 months I suspect I will be thoroughly encouraged to get my finger out
- totally agree with the former and think you're very brave to express the latter in public..........I suspect the GPO can read.........
The DG jumped the stair gate again today when I got home from work and went upstairs to change.............. he really is very norty!!! We've pretty much decided we'll go with the desk barricade while we're out at work and the rest of the time if both of us are here we'll make him stay downstairs but if there's only one at home we'll move the stair gate as it's more dangerous if he jumps it than if he "just" bounds up the stairs............or at least that's the theory!!!
MC - glad the first day has one well - how long until your mara? Is it you or our lovely Daffs first up this autumn?
I need to have a think as that time of year is massively busy for me work wise and I don't live in the easiest place for accessing some of these events
However...............I havenamed a new folder on my computer in preparation for opening a new spreadsheet in preparation for thinking about a rehab and then training plan so that's a good start to my IM 2015 campaign
I'm very good at thinking and planning....................
Do you know a dog you can go for coffee / sit outside with?
Then Monty can start off with practising sitting / lying near another dog with everyone chilled, then move a little closer but everyone still sitting / lying down, then a little sniff before parting
Basically desensitising him and showing him it's not the most exciting thing ever
Then you can move on to actually approaching the dog, perhaps passing by at a distance first of all and over several encounters narrowing the gap provided he remains calm until he can meet nose on calmly........
Most easily done if you have a couple of local dogs with understanding owners who are happy to help in his training by allowing him a couple of "fly pasts" each time you meet!
Something like a halti which can control his head direction can be helpful too
I'm sure he's just over excited rather than anything else and just needs to learn some manners