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First Agility Trial of the year – Recap

So sleepy. Too hot.

So sleepy. Too hot.

First Agility & Jumping trial of the year on Saturday night, and all the dogs had a great time. Thanks to the NSW Agility Committee, the fundraiser was a great success, and lots of triumphs and various zoomies and a lot of fun all round.

We were entered in the Jumping & Agility rings for Novice 300. Jumping was the first event of the evening. After going to club earlier in the day, and thanks to the 34 degree heat at 6pm, we didn’t get too far before Jaxon decided there were other things on his agenda. He had a wonderful time sniffing around, then doing a couple of jumps, then greeting the Judge, then doing some more jumps and a tunnel, then having to be herded by the judge to get back to me… if anything I should have been rolling on the ground laughing by this stage.

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Discovery Mondays – Predictive nature

It sounds like a techie term, but I assure you it’s all about dogs.

Talk to me mama!

Talk to me mama!  Photo courtesy of Pinnicle Photography.

A lot of Jaxon & my journey through agility has been about learning to be a team. Whether through running courses, trials, or just out on our day to day walks, I’d say Jaxon is starting to appreciate the fact I’ve been talking more of his language lately.

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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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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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Workout Wednesday – Heel

Ready!

Ready!

 

One of the mainstays for all dog activity is the position of heel. Very often you will first learn this position in your Obedience class, and while the dog is on the lead. It’s great, however, to mix up your training and practice the heel on both lead and off lead – in a controlled environment like your home, garden, enclosed dog park etc.

As with all our training, short bursts work wonders to keep your pup interested, having fun, and thinking! I recommend 10 minutes a day – 5 minutes at morning and evening meals – to get a new behaviour in place & start reinforcement.

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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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Jaxon’s baby album

Summer Camp recap

Photo courtesy of Le Hammer: Summer Agility Camp

Photo courtesy of Le Hammer: Summer Agility Camp

What a big weekend! We attended Summer Agility Camp with the Canine Fun Sports team – Keith & Le.

They have a great set up at their home base in Castlereagh, and we were (OK, I was) excited to be spending the whole weekend learning more about agility!

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