We got to see Tonya on Tuesday. Gimme really needed the session. Her usual spot mid-back was really bad this time. Tonya corrected it twice and both times it immediately popped out again. So she did some energy work there, corrected it, did energy work again and then it stayed in. She was also locked up at the very top of her neck where it attaches to her skull (probably why she was popping out of and avoiding the weaves). She totally didn't want Tonya working on her neck - not even cooperating with peanut butter at her nose. Once we got it corrected (I say we, because I had to restrain her so Tonya could do it) then she was much happier. She also had the first joint of her tail locked up.
When I took her walking yesterday, she just ran and ran and ran and ran. Like the wind she ran. I was really beating myself up for not having noticing how "off" she was. Then it occurred to me, I was attributing all her changed behavior to the false pregnancy.
So, I've decided to simply schedule the treatments regularly, like every 4-6 weeks... and hopefully it will be more preventative in nature. As it is, Tonya wants to see her twice more over the next two weeks. She had me jump her at a lower jump height last night and instructed me to see how she did with the weaves and then make a decision.
At class she was a dog with a mission. She wanted to run and run and run and run. It took a bit for her to settle down and work, but once she did, it was all great stuff. She did fly off the a-frame for the first time in her life, "Look Mom, I fly..." The only problem we are really having is with the tire jump. The last time I thought it was the proximity to the wall, but last night it was in the middle of the course and she still had a problem.
We don't have class next week, but I'll be meeting Chris for fitness. So I'll take Gimme and do a practice with her, doing lots of tires. I think it just looks different to her and she's got it in her head to run under it instead.
BTW we have the NW2 trial this Sunday. Start praying and crossing body parts now. I am...