Okay, I'm going to try a little positive training. Me--Not the dog.
And this has absolutely nothing to do with a definition of positive as in P+-r whatever.
I'm taking a dog out today--she's in shape, but a little rusty in the training department. We're going to go to a wide-open field. I have bumpers and buckets. She is one pass from master, and after that I intend to throw my money less often but more fruitlessly at qualifying trials. She loves drills. I will have about 1/2 hour productive time. I consider myself "no longer a rookie disaster but far from proficient."
Give me a positive drill, a positive attitudinal phrase, a tip for a green-but-not-fragile handler to work on, a suggestion to pay attention to something we all need to pay attention to, something happy I can do for myself or my dog that will advance early-season tuning up and training and getting back in the swing of things.
Happy, happy, happy! Seriously. The sun is shining, I want happy training.