Friday, June 13, 2008

Are you ready to rumble?

Another (not counting this brief update) post for NARC will appear sometime later this afternoon/evening as internet access allows...

...but thus far, weather has been the focal point of most pre-National training groups. Whether (no pun intended) we talk about New York state, or New Jersey, Pennsylvania, storied Vermont and local areas, temperatures have hovered between 90 and 100 degrees with high humidity and have included at least a few active severe weather alerts and thunderstorms. Living in south Georgia, I can attest it's no picnic to train dogs under those circumstances, but training must go on and trainers/handlers are dealing with the deck they're dealt accordingly.

Today in Vermont the temperature must be around 80 or thereabouts, giving a welcome respite from the past week...and of course lending to the supposition that training is full steam ahead in anticipation of the short day and meetings planned for the morrow's activities preceding Day One of National competition.

I'll be back with more later today!