Friday, 27 April 2012
Its been too wet to take my good camera anywhere this week,so I've just got a few quick snaps taken with my phone. Thurs evening Pete and I took the 'Dream Team' out for a nice wander round in the sunshine.We were just like 'normal' owners,we stop and chatted to loads of people,some we knew,some we didn't.The dogs got to say hi to several dogs whilst on the lead,and we bumped into a neighbour and her 6 month old Collie pup 'Compton'.
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
We've been having non stop rain for the past week or so (Though it seems like months!)and my lesson with Dave at Dan's had to be cancelled because of the state of the field. So trying to still have somewhere to train me and Becky hired out the agility equipment at Little Revel end,it is a lovely little arena,with astro turf,so NO MUD yay!! We weren't as organised as we could have been,but next time will have more of a plan. I was happy to find a set of new spaced channel weaves,Flooz really liked the new spacing,and I think she's practically got it :) I def need to do LOTS of work with entries,and from watching this vid,also her focusing on the piece of equipment before I release her,I've forgotten to do that lately. I was pleased with how she did :)
there's not been a whole lot a blogging going on lately,I've been so busy,its really been non stop around here lately. These photos have been waiting to be blogged since last weekend when there was a brief break in the non stop rain we've been having lately. So after grooming at the kennels I took the dogs for a run...well a run...and a TUG!!! Floozie and Shady are both equally possessive and intense,so this needs to be policed quite strictly lol.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
First run of the day was an agility class.I wanted more than anything to sort out her contacts,which are wonderful in training but I loose my criteria in shows cos I PANIC!!! Which is a left over emotion from when Shady lost his contacts lol. With Mookie I have released before she's in position at shows,which is why she creeps down in to position as she is not sure what the hell I want from her!!Poor girl! So she did that on the Aframe,but I was ready for it,I told her to get right down,and when she did told her what a wonderful clever girl she is,and she did the next 2 perfect :) I see from this vid I am being FAR too choppy with my arms,its meant to look like ballet,not karate!! I am seemingly a karate expert!That probably explains why Mookie had the 3rd pole down,and I release off body movement at the same time as the verbal release que which is NO GOOD,'STOP IT NICOLA!!!' haha Other than that,I did alright :) We went straight from our agility run and got in the que for the next class,I love having 3 runs in the morning,lol it doesn't often happen that way! I'm so pleased I got to watch these vids,I see plenty to work on.This vid in particular shows that as Mookie turns wide she looses time. The right turn after the weaves show how she's jumping the jump bar at the very left hand side of it,to get the best time I need to have her jumping the bar on the tightest line,which on this turn would be wrapping the right hand wing as she turns. Also I have to be careful at the end of the course,I am telling her she's good,and clapping her before she has crossed the line,that means I m not driving her as much as I could over that last jump,and when I'm running Shady and Floozie,that will probably cause a jump to come down. This jumping run was the last run of the day,we got a 4th in here.Sloppy turns are my nemesis,and where we loose a lot of time. I'm a working on it :) I also think Mookie could be fitter,so I need to make sure she gets to have a good sprint every day,Mookie gets the worst deal when it comes to free running as she is such a hunter,so I have to keep on top of her the whole time if we're in or near a wooded area.But I shall actively seek out better places to run the little huntress! Can't wait for my next show :)
Sunday, 15 April 2012
Spring at shuttleworth was the show we were at today.We had a wicked time,but I am too tired too write about it since I soent nearly an hour upoading pics for this post,so it'll be vids and write up tommorow,but here's Mook with what she won :)