Last year, we went to a couple training sessions and hit the skijoring trails several times. But Java wasn't well trained enough and I had never cross country skied before and I got hurt a few times because neither of us knew exactly what we were doing.
So this year, I decided on two separate kinds of training, one for Java to get better at passing other dogs and to focus on and listen to me better in general. Java had a few timeouts today for jumping at me and other dogs.
The other training initiative is for me to learn how to ski better. The problem with the second training initiative is that eventually, to do well at skijoring, I need to buy skate skis and learn how to use them and I couldn't afford those this year.
I may be too old by the time I have the rights skis and both Java and I are in the right place in our separate training. The redeeming factor in all this is that we're still having fun in the meantime.
Anyway, I think the training was good for Java, and the people from the Midwest Skijoring Club that put the training on are super helpful. I got some great tips about my timing on commands and giving praise.
And now for a cooking update... This was last week's experiment - shrimp tacos. Pretty good!
And this was tonight's roasted chicken and sweet potatoes with some kickin' spicy seasoning -- imagine fire shooting from my mouth... But both chicken and potatoes were awesome!
And for tomorrow... I don't know, I haven't figured it out yet.