This is the weekend. Kip and I are entered in our first two obedience trials to earn legs toward his CD. It’s a German Shepherd Specialty show with all breed obedience and rally. We’ve been training in our Club building, but these shows are in a park (about 3/4 of a mile from my home). So, we’ve been going to the park every day to practice in all the distractions that parks offer. One of our READ children came by Tuesday — had to hug Kip and watch. That was difficult for him to ignore. Today some sneaky Parks and Recreation employee turned on the sprinklers while we were practicing a recall — there’s a test! Though neither of those things will probably happen at the trial, there will be something — one of his doggy buddies will be next to him on the long sit and down, or I’ll drop him where some child lost part of a hot dog. Kip, WAIT, please!