Monthly Archives: May 2014

Workout Wednesday – core strength

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We took delivery of our first core strengthening tool last week – a wobble board. While the one I bought is good for humans and puppies, there are a lot of others out there with soft plastic on them which are also great to use. I plan to get some of those soon too.

This week was about getting Jaxon stretching and balancing across a range of different exercises.

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Discovery Monday – New Shoes!

Mondays come around quickly, and we’ve lots to share again!

This week I feel happy thanks to my new agility shoes that have been absolutely fantastic.

Gortex waterproof trail running shoes from Innov8

Gortex waterproof trail running shoes from Innov8

Over wet and soggy agility trials, humid mornings and the days after rain, I found that my old shoes were really starting to wear thin, and my constantly wet feet were not making me a happy handler.

So I went in search of some trail running shoes that would help keep my feet dry & give me some stability.

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Discovery Monday – Getting in the groove

What are we going to play today?

What are we going to play today?

It’s a beautiful thing when you really start to click with your dog as a team.

I’ve been training my dog for 4 years, 2 .5 of those consistently and through club, and then starting Agility. Over that time I’ve learnt a lot about being a handler, owning a dog, opening my heart, patience and persistence.

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Discovery Monday – neat tricks

 

Embarrased me you have. Pee in your shoes I will.

Embarrased me you have. Pee in your shoes I will.

There are a lot of talented puppies on the Internet. I’m sure you spend hours looking at them and their kitty friends for a good laugh. When it comes to pure talent, it’s such a joy to watch the elite levels of our sport when they are working.

Last week we talked about doggie friends overseas who are currently participating in various competitions and they are running with out their normal team mates.

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Workout Wednesday – Target practice

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Getting back into club has been fun after a long break for both Jaxon & I. I’ve found that it’s given us some time to settle down our training, and approach it from a different attitude.

I’m also loving the One Mind method, and how much smoother this is in the run.  Jaxon has been learning the new moves with me for a few months now, and I can see that is starting to pay off.

While rain didn’t help his distraction cause on the weekend, we did have a lot of fun doing some foundation work on obstacle focus.

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Discovery Monday – Running with other dogs

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We’re quietly anticipating the upcoming World Agility Open Championships in Italy. There’s a great team going from Australia, and I was wondering how they were going to get their dogs all the way to Italy, then back again with Quarantine times etc.

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