Barrett had such a good day today. First his big sister Kimber came to stay for a few days. Their reunion was very sweet. Kimber waisted no time in bossing Barrett around again though. He seems happier having Ms. Bossy Pants telling him what to do. Kimber and Kylie have fallen immediately back into their pattern of mutual respect and indifference. No playing but they don't mind sharing a water bowl. Ace desperately wants to be friends with her but she hates the cone he wears for his broken foot and so he has gotten the cold shoulder. Poor Ace.
On top of Kimber's return Barrett had his first remote-only work out today and he rocked it. His Heel was spectacular, Autosit was a bit silly but he got it every time (just not always facing the right way). Down is fine but he sometimes jumps the gun and lays down when I did not ask him to.
His sticky points were with bad breaks with the Come command. He would just streak right past me so we are going to work on cleaning that up. His Implied Stay also needs some fine tuning as he isn't 100% on it yet.
Tomorrow might be a Placemat day because of rain but he will get at least a nice walk to the river trails and back to keep up the good work with Heel.
I was proud of him today. I hope we keep the momentum up tomorrow. For now he is resting happily with Kimber in the next kennel over. They both like to howl at the passing trains.