Saturday, Daniel and I took our dog, Jack, to meet a couple of our friends and their dogs to work at Happy Dog Ranch. We had a great time and learned a lot. Mostly I learned that training a dog is really, really, really hard work for the humans and the dog. Thankfully, Jack is smart and wants to please us. The biggest hurdle seems to be me learning to speak fluent Border Collie. I’m not gifted at languages, especially not Border Collie. But Jack’s very patient with me, and I’m learning.