I really like South America. I think I have lived there in one of my previous lives… ;o) I love the nature, the culture and the people who live there. They are so relaxed, easy going, hospitable and happy. I feel really comfortable when I’m there!
After my stay in Colombia I went to Brazil for a seminar and a little bit of sightseeing. Unfortunately I didn’t have so many days because I wanted to go home for a competition in Rättvik, one of the biggest in Sweden and my last competition of the year. (I will write more about Rättvik later).
But the days I had in Brazil was great! I have been in Brazil before and I knew I like it. But most of the agility courses I have been to was placed in the middle of Sao Paulo, squeezed in between houses and with a lot of traffic passing. This time I was at Dog World with Dan Wroblewski
and it was a wonderful place outside from Sao Paulo. A place in my taste, I really enjoyed it!
The seminar was fun and there was two groups per day and also several listeners. All of them were really involved in the training and the time flied away :o) It was hot weather both days. I couldn’t walk barefoot as I like, it felt like my feet was burning… I thought about the dogs, must have been very hot for them too. Brazil has had a lot of good team results in the WC. Especially after they started with only three dogs in the team. They have been very safe and stable and they don’t take so many risks. I felt that this has influenced many handlers in Brazil. I don’t say it’s wrong, but I like to give everything when I run, take risks, run like hell and have fun :o) So that was one of the things I worked with. To make people run more, to trust the dogs and be brave to try things. The things they couldn’t do right now can be trained. It’s just like that, anyone can learn anything, it’s just a matter of time and training and to find a way for the dog to understand what you want to teach. And as I said, I had really fun chasing them around the course! ;o) Thank you Dan and Tiago who organized the seminar!