It's been six weeks of traveling for me. I'm happy to be home, to say the least. While I've been gone, my dog, Kona, has been at a local pro's place. Dan Hosford has been giving Kona a tune-up while I was away and his work is showing through in spades. Now I have to get my head back in the training game, but first, there are some hunts lined up!While I've been away, Dan has been building Kona's confidence back up on blinds, working on fundamentals like lining, handling and putting him through the quartering field. I've taken the last couple of days to get back in sync with Kona; going through some obedience and handling on the baseball diamond at the local park. We're still not completely back together, and that's my fault. He, as usual, is way ahead of me. I'm playing catch up. That gap will shrink as I begin to get my head back into the canine world of thought, as I spend some more time out at Dan's kennel and training grounds and as Kona and I work together some more.