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 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!