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Workout Wednesday – Hide and Go Fetch

Keeping any dog or puppy happy and healthy takes a lot of interaction, fun, and consistency.

Our little Papillon, Jaxon, is a very lucky pup in the sense that there’s usually someone around at home with him. He’s not often alone for extended periods, and gets great garden, play & walk time with us humans.

Ready to play again, Dad?

Ready to play again, Dad?

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Agility News Friday – the agility groove

It’s so great to hear when teams of dogs and people get their Agility groove.

Mr Darcy

Mr Darcy

Sir Mawson Winsalot

Sir Mawson Winsalot

Recently, we’ve had a lot of our friends & members of the NSDTC Agility Club with great success in the rings, getting their first titles, and gaining lots of new awards and qualies.

Not all of them were gun dogs – quite a few different breeds out there winning in the rings!

Congratulations to all of those who gained new titles or added qualies in February! It’s been a hard and fast start to the year.

Discover Monday – Birdie or not?

With a dog in a family of different people, and where one person in particular is the trainer, it can be very hard to get any synergy with training style.

Where's the birdie?

Where’s the birdie?

I often tell my dear husband off for teaching Jaxon lots of bad things – such as chasing birds in the back yard.

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Workout Wednesday – Change it up!

A small divergence this week from our normal workout routine!

Getting Ready

Getting Ready

This week I’ve tried to surprise Jaxon with a bunch of different training to keep him interested, teach him new things, and just have some plain old fun!

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Discovery Monday – Inner peace

I’m beginning to think that I should re-name these sections “Self-discovery Monday”!

While the intention was to blog about a bunch of things we’re learning as a team, I’m finding more and more that I’m the one who needs to do a lot of learning.

learning about ourselves

learning about ourselves

A couple of weeks back, I wrote a blog post about patience and finding our inner Zen for agility. Today I’m finding I’m more and more reflecting on that lesson & taking it to the next level.

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Workout Wednesdays – CYOA

Do you remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books? I loved those stories and would read them over again and again. What I liked most about them was the unexpected rewards you got at every choice. Dogs love that kind of reward system too. Positive behaviour and reinforcement is best displayed when the dog is making their own choices from the outset.

Where's all the equipment, Mum?

Where’s all the equipment, Mum?

This week we’ve been working on good choices for Jaxon. I realised that rewarding him with food wasn’t really putting the value of the relationship into me, but into the food.

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Discovery Monday – Jaxon learns to swim!

A little while back, Jaxon & I attended summer Agility Camp with Canine Fun Sports.

It was a fun time, but the middle of Summer really got us, and one day in particular was close to 40 degrees right up to 6pm in the evening!

Swimming was fun Mum!

Swimming was fun Mum!

Well the best thing about Agility Camp is the great group of people who are there – and their fabulous dogs.

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Training Videos – The Twist

I’ve been trying to record more training with Jaxon so that I can review my handling, and see what I’m doing OK at, and how I can improve.

High ten!

High ten!

This week, we’ve been practicing a few OneMind Dog moves. The first one I tried was the Twist. I’m still slow and working through learning the move, so Jaxon has been very patient with me!

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Discovery Mondays – Learning every day

It’s a big thing to look inside yourself and recognise the ways you can grow and better yourself. Not a lot of people do this, and I think I’ve found the secret.

Zen agility

Owning a dog, and doing a dog sport – agility – has helped me really reflect on who I am and how I can better myself. This comes through the constant learning and growing together as a team.

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Breath of Wild Air

An Aussie girl and her Border Collie take on the world

AgilityFit

Sporting K9 and Handler fitness

2 Brown Dawgs Blog

The escapades of our Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Clowie's Corner

A Pyrenean Mountain Dog's perspective

The Sun Dog Drift

City girl turned country woman writes about life on a ridge with her Golden Retrievers the "Sun Dogs" her horses, goats, and a wild burro named Rosie.

Dogpaddling Through Life

Accompanied by Cats With Big Attitudes

4onaboat

Day in the life of an agility loving papillon

writetowag

All things Cairn...Snapshots of my Cairn Terrier, Trev & Caring For Your Senior Dog

We Live In A Flat

Dog photo blog stories from our apartment in Singapore

Paws Abilities

Helping people enjoy their dogs.

No Dog About It Blog

It's all about dogs!

1st World Dog

Day to day dilemmas of a dog living in the 1st world.

Haiku By Ku

A Poetic Pup's Poems

The Adventures of Sawyer

Daily adventures of Sawyer, the Jack Russell Terrier

MyPositiveDogTrainingBlog

....helping dogs by helping people

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