I debated all day today about doing an ad in the Cardigan handbook for Magic. The rising stars theme just seemed to me to scream Magic. Even though he hasn't earned bunches of upper level titles yet, he has the ability, and I think those will come. He has oodles of titles to show his versatility. But I decided not to. He is a great dog, but I guess I would rather spend that money in more classes or trial for us, than to advertise a fluffy, neutered boy. After all its not about the titles, it's the journey together.
I got the pictures from the photographer who was at the APDT trial. She did a great job getting some really nice working pictures of the boy. There were even a few where he is IN heel position, paying attention and looking happy. Nice to see. Sometimes I wonder when we are doing obedience if he really likes it, but in looking at the bunches of pictures Laurie took, he looks happy. He looks most happy in the level 3 pictures. Maybe he really prefers the challenge of those harder exercises?
On the other hand I am having a really hard time with him on the bow and the head down exercse from our class this week. Those have not clicked yet.