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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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News from Holiday Camp

Jaxon’s a bit annoyed I’ve gone away and taken the computer with me. So he can’t help write the blog.

He has been sending photos and news of his holiday with his friend Coco, though, and looks like he’s having a fabulous time without us!

I’ll let the photos & video speak for themselves.

Happy weekend everyone!

First port of call, steal my host's bed...

First port of call, steal my host’s bed…

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Workout Wednesday – Lap turn

Another Wednesday, another move from One Mind Dogs – this time a Lap turn.

I’ve been trying out a bunch of new moves, using our training sessions to first get Jaxon used to the hand signals, then move on to the actual jumps.

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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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Agility News Friday – Agility with minimal equipment

Being the agility nerds we are, Jaxon and I were looking for training tips online that could help us train in any situation.

raining again...

raining again…

As it’s raining, and unlikely to have a session in the yard this evening, I was thinking how I could build an indoor agility course for him.

Then I stumbled upon this great article by one of NSDTC members – Karin Bridge.

It’s a great read & awesome tips for just having fun training with your pup. Enjoy!

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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