Another puppy camp has been put to bed. What fun! It was all I thought it would be and more. Fun puppies and great students, I mean they really embraced the program. More energy by the last day on Sunday, then even the first day Friday!

Seems that puppy camp keeps 9wkcutie_3 evolving away from strictly an agility camp and moved towards a foundation to a prep for sports and life. I like it. I like what it has become. Skills camp (which starts Thursday) will pick up where Puppy Camp leaves off with a lot more focus on contacts, weaves etc.

Puppy camp gets the life skills in order which makes the agility skill training so very much easier. I am talking about things like building drive, a relationship and a recall. I have kept in the what I feel is the important agility foundation skills for puppies; jump grids, target training, table work. Mixed in a bunch of body awareness exercises for flexibility, core strength and balance but kept the focus on developing a kick ass relationship between puppy and owner.

It keeps coming back to the same old song, foundation, foundation, foundation!

Today I am grateful for a day off. I know it has been a great camp when, the next day I feel the need to just have some quiet time to re-charge!