22 Mar Commitment to Travel
One fo the big discouragements in the adventures of dog training is the travelling. The workshops, trials and classes all seem to be out of the city. Today I took a intermediate freestyle class with Cassandra’s Canines http://www.cassandrascanines.ca/. It took over 80 minutes to get there and my Element felt like it was being picked up like I kite, I was terrified. I thought it had something to do with my boxy car not having great aerodynamics on the hiway so I was relieved to see the sign High Winds on Skyway, Drive Carefully. I felt comforted by the fact that it wasn’t just me feeling like I was being blown off the road. I arrived at Cassandra’s 10 minutes late and disoriented but Tyson walked into class like a star and we had a blast. Cassandra is a professional dancer her style of teaching involves some serious human dancing as well. We periodically put the dogs in their crates and learn some difficult moves on our own. On my drive home I was thinking about how worthwhile the class was when I accidentally got on the QEW west to Niagra instead of east to Toronto. Suddenly I was going over this incredibly high bridge with excessive winds throwing my boxy car across the freeway. I thought we were going to fly into the lake! To make matters worse I had to turn around and do it all over again because I was going the wrong way. Ahhh the travelling. But if I want to take my training to the next level, I need to get over this. The total three hour drive has completely wiped me out, the only good thing is that Tyson has been sleeping ever since we got home.