Well I got a Suprise e-mail late Sunday From a trainer Sarah Huges I have been been trying to get in with for over a year and a half now. She only accepts 3 or 4 dogs per class maximum and takes you from beginners right throught to masters and she works almost exclusively with competition level dogs, so spots with her are very limited and sought after. She has worked with Susan Garrett, and Linda Barton of Clean run and other well known and respected trainers in both the US and Canada, and currently runs 2 border collies at AtCH trial champion levels and has a new pup just starting out, so she really knows her stuff. She saw me working Storm outside at the trail sunday in the practice area and thought I needed some help with that one , as she put it... LOL . WE went to our first class last night with Storm there were only 2 dogs in the class Storm and another BC but aparently there is another sheltie as well in the class. Well after 30 minutes in the practice ring she had a list of things for us to work on this week, and Here I thought Storm was just about ready to trial, she thinks maybe by later summer early fall she should be ready Oh Poo, but she did say to go ahead and let her run the steeplechase at the regionals which she is actually Chairing, so that was OK but she doesn't want me to put her into any other trials till she clears it, actually she said Storms not to bad for such a young dog but we really need to work on control, weave entry, contacts, and better hand control and of course handler error, of course she says the dog's problems will be easy to fix but she's not so sure about the handler. She had an international Masters course set up for us to work on and of course I was crossing in the wrong spots and rear crossing when I should have been front crossing you name it I was doing it wrong, so it looks like we both have a lot to learn over the course of the summer. She also might give me a hand with the slow dog too to see if we can't bring him back to life because she has seen him run since his first trial and knows he can do better then he is right now. So I am like flying high that I am getting to work with one of the best trainers in our region but a bit sad that I have to hold Storm back for a bit but hey I am sure it will be for the better in a long run and I am sure she know best. At least I get to do that regional steeplechase event with Storm in May .