Is now cleared to work stock today!! WOO HOO!! She (and I) are going to be happy to be working again :)
After much thought, I am definetly retiring her from agility. She will still be working stock and may trial in PN a bit, but agility will not be something she will be doing anymore.
The way I look at it is, she runs for 3-6 months..then gets injured...and costs me 500+ dollars and MANY hours of driving and PT to heal her up...then another 3-6 months and the cycle continues...
NOT good for me and definetly not good for her. SO....stockwork it is :) Working stock is much more natural for her anyway...and mentally it fulfills what she needs--and she is the kind of dog that NEEDS to work stock...so we are set :)
Heck...might even try some obedience with her since she does like that some :) Give her something else to do. Although I have to say actually going to an "obedience trial" sounds not so exciting to me...maybe I will change my mind (but doubtful)...
It is so nice not stressing over it now, and I am sure the decision is easier since I have several dogs that I am training...but knowing she won't be crippled when she is older is a good thing :)
So tonight it is sheep--can't wait! Maybe I can con Andy into getting some pics of her working :)
The Boarding House by The Pioneer Woman
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