bradl Posted April 4, 2017 Share Posted April 4, 2017 Another lovely article about obedience. The View from the Back of the Pack: Thomas Goes to the NOC. Quote My heart ached for the man in the final 20 who sent his dog to the wrong glove, and the woman whose Shetland sheepdog didn’t seem to see her down signal; to have come that far and slipped up on a trivial mistake maybe stung sharper in some ways than scoring predictably in the bottom 25. But later, I couldn’t see the disappointment in their faces, or defeat in their dogs’ gaits. I understood that they’d hung in as long as they did precisely because they don’t take their ring failures to heart. To keep going that long, a dog needs to believe he’s succeeding. Their dogs believed they’d won. I'm sometimes confused to find myself tearing up a bit watching obedience and Judith's articles go a long way to helping me understand why that might be. 3 Quote CAIRNTALK: Vote! | Questions? Need help? → Support Forum Please do not use PMs for tech supportCRCTC: Columbia River Cairn Terrier Club Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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