Category Archives: Agility nerds

Agility News Friday – Homage to Snow

In the last couple of months, Jaxon & I have become absolute Agility Nerds. Pretty much now we have a structured training week, and we have as much fun as possible during the week, then celebrate by hanging out with the pack at Club & putting practice to purpose.

My cousins in the Northern Hemisphere. Chilly!

My cousins in the Northern Hemisphere. Chilly!

In following lots of puppies all over the world, and learning lots about many different styles, handling methods and simply having lots of doggy fun, I’ve noticed a lot of doggies in the snow.

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Agility News Friday – Westminster Agility trial

In the top nosh doggie arenas, a new sport has clinched the attention of those normally snooty and rather aloof show-dog types.
This week, Westminster Kennel Club (New York City) dog show held their first ever master’s agility trial! Hooray for agility taking the world by storm!

Top knot poodle

Top knot poodle

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Agility News Friday – One Mind Dogs is coming to Australia!

We’ve really fallen for the method that is blitzing the world at the moment – the One Mind Dogs method.

The team in action! Photo courtesy of Pinnicle Photography.

The team in action! Photo courtesy of Pinnicle Photography.

If you’re in Australia, now you have the chance to find out for yourself all about the One Mind Dogs method.

They are coming in April for a Seminar & workshops!

Jaxon & I are still novice level, so anything and everything really helps at this stage!

While it’s a lot of running (helping us get fit!), it seems to make sense for both handler & the dog.

If you have missed any of the information from the One Mind Dogs team, or the Agility Australia Facebook page, here it is again:

Sign up for the Seminar & auditing sessions here: Game On Dogs

If you can’t make it – here are a couple of great videos from the OMD team to get you interested!

OMD Intro

OMD Seminar – Ontario

Have fun!

Agility News Friday – free e-book!

Dreaming about agility...

Dreaming about agility…

Not one to pass up a good deal, especially when the only cost is time.
One of our favourite Agility gurus is Susan Garrett. We’ve been following her for a little while, and I do rave a bit about her 2×2 weaves.

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Workout Wednesday – Agility warm-ups

Does this count as a stretch, Mum?

Does this count as a stretch, Mum?

With all the Agility we’ve done over Summer, I’ve come to realise just how fit you really need to be to get the speed up with your pup. Especially if you’re doing the One Mind Dogs method, you’ll need some good stamina and speed out of obstacles for a quick run.

More importantly, there has been a lot of conversation around warm-ups for agility. Both for Humans and for Puppy dogs.

My husband is a  personal trainer & running specialist (convenient), so I asked him to put together a quick warm up routine for us humans to do before an agility run.

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Summer camp recap x2

Going through the tyre! Photo courtesy of Le Hammer.

Going through the tyre! Photo courtesy of Le Hammer.

It’s been a busy Summer, and we capped it off with one last day training with the great team at Canine Fun Sports. Le & Keith worked hard to challenge us, teach us new tricks and keep us having fun.

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Agility News Friday – World Agility Open Championships

This week we’ve been nothing but Agility nerds. From new courses, to new methods, to new books. It’s been an agility crazy lead up to the year’s first agility trial.

Look at those ears! Photo courtesy of Pinnicle Photography.

Look at those ears! Photo courtesy of Pinnicle Photography.

We’re very new to Agility (6 months), so we are at the bottom of the rung. Even though I grew up with lots of dogs, Jaxon is my first dog. The first dog I’ve had to train myself.

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New training attempt – OneMind Dogs method

 

 

Along with our One Mind Dogs trend this week, here is a video of us trying out some OneMind Dogs method – the Jaacko.

No where near great yet, but you will notice a couple of things if you’ve watched some of our videos before.

We are getting speed with motion!

I’m not tripping over Jaxon.

Some work yet on flapping arms and flying arms, yet it’s a good start.

Agility News Friday – Agility Nerds

Every Friday, we’ll post some of the cool Agility links, articles, blogs etc that we think are worth sharing.

Lately, Jaxon & I have become agility nerds. Meaning we spend a lot of time thinking, reading about, doing agility related activities.
I know Jaxon is sad every day I go to work, as it means he can’t do any training. His dad is home with him, but dad doesn’t do agility. He just throws a ball. Boring!

Do you really have to go and leave me with Dad all day?

Do you really have to go and leave me with Dad all day?

 

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