Well, after a few more setbacks, I decided to dump the L-theanine and go for the heavy pharmacologicals. Sagan has been on Paxil a little over a month. The changes I've seen have mostly been concerning..... he is quicker to react, more likely to charge dogs, but seems like the valleys and peaks are less steep? I don't know. None of the drugs I tried with Winnie helped at all, so maybe I'm already coloring my experiences with Sagan....don't know.
Sagan went to another NADAC trial (put on by EAT in September). We had 1/4 qualifying runs, and it was in Touch n Go. For some reason, at this trial, he was unable to select the A-frame over the tunnel (resulting in a few NQs). Thus 1st place qualifying run represents my SERIOUSLY concerted effort to get him over the A-frame. LOL:
He did a CPE trial (put on by MudPack in October). We had 2/4 qualifying runs...both 1st places in Standard, Level 2, and Jumpers, Level 1:
Sagan scared the bejesus out of me by charging another dog in the ring after our Jumpers run. ACK! Fortunately, he made a good choice, but I REALLY need to work with him on focus after runs...never a problem before.....