Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Sunday, 25 July 2010
After that it seemed to go very well, Ronny had a great day, no clears but really excellent runs, Keisha had a great agility class to finish 3rd and Kody ran well in his jumping but we took a wide turn and that was enough to knock us out of the placings. Zippy ran a brilliant jumping class to finish 1st and had an excellent agility run over a really tricky course to finish 4th.
Today has been another great day, Keisha gained 2nd in jumping, Kody had 3rd in his jumping and also qualified for the ABC so im thrilled to be taking two dogs to the semi's, YIPPEE.
Zippy ran well this morning gaining 5th in agility but struggled this afternoon, he was distracted by other dogs running in the next ring which made him loose concentration and causing him to back jump, I suppose its his way of saying im still a young dog so dont expect too much !!!
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Today has been a very productive one, I was on a course today which finished early allowing me to get home just after lunch, the dogs have enjoyed an afternoon of walkies and of course the all important slogger, they are all currently fast asleep which is allowing me a well deserved rest and a mess about on the computer.
This weekend we are going to two different shows, saturday we are off to Adams Agility in the hope Kody or Zippy might qualify for the Adams Derby and sunday we are at Empingham in the hope Ronny, Kody or Zippy might qualify in the ABC qualifier, im not holding my breath as when we chase qualifiers we never seem to do any good. Thankfully Keisha has already qualified so I will probably be naughty and use her round for training.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Anyway, now im half way through our season I have been thinking of what I would like to achieve in winter training, maybe its a bit soon but with getting the train to and from work each day it allows me plenty of thinking time. Ive started to write a couple of ideas down and im currently researching a few techniques that I might use on my own dogs, with Zippy being my baby dog his list is far bigger than the others.
Sunday, 11 July 2010
My dogs just make me so proud to be their mum. Yet again they have all ran well and picked up some great results. Kody was running in his first G5 show this weekend but it has been short lived as he won the agility class this morning. I love the fact that he never lets me down on his contacts (unless I release him to early) and he always tries so hard even when he lacks confidence at times.
Keisha has been a little star, 2nd in G6 jumping yesterday and a really lovely run in C6-7 Jumping today to finish 4th, the courses are so tricky with horrible weave entries and really naggy twisty lines which is just spot on for Keisha. The problem im currently having is Keisha is back to jumping contacts, I got told off today by Yvonne Croxford as it was me that forced her off in one of the classes (sorry Yvonne !!!) I MUST WORK HARDER.
Zippy is running so well at the minute, 2nd in jumping and a 5th in agility yesterday and then today he got another 5th in agility and ran a really super jumping round but knocked the last pole (Ronny all over !!!)
But I want to say a massive massive CONGRATULATIONS to Emma and Maisy who won into Grade 2 yesterday, a very well deserved result and if that wasn't enough she went and won the jumping again today. I am so pleased for you and it was about time.
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
I'm in the dilemma of asking him to tighten up around the course already, is it too soon, I wanted him to power at everything in sight to reinforce the go on and not become a cling-on, but now I keep telling myself "you have to do it sometime" and now is probably a good time.
So.......... I think I have agreed with myself to stay away from teaching him tight pull in's and push throughs but concentrate on tight wing wraps and turns. Grade 4 doesn't usually have to many tricky turns etc etc so im hoping he will maintain his speed and drive out for the next obstacle. I think I will work on that for the next month or so and then review our progress and see if we are ready to move on.
In relation to the other dogs, I think im just gonna keep plodding on, keep their confidence high and just work on the issues that arise the week before, for Ronny either super glue the poles to the wings or enter him at small height !!!
Sunday, 4 July 2010
I'm loving the Dashin Dogs Show, lovely weather (most of the time) a great camping pitch right on the front row so we could watch all the rings and an extremely good weekend of results, well for most anyway, let's just say Ronny reminds me it's not all good !!!
Thursday, 1 July 2010
I guess looking back we haven't actually worked on our entries since the winter and the ones she did with ease at the beginning of the year she can no longer do, I have re-posted Keisha's training back in January to inspire me and make me get my bum back in to gear and do some training !!! I guess use it or loose it is very true in this case.
Anyway talking about weaves, Zippy was a very good boy last night at training and did one footed weaves all night, what a break through, hopefully we will see more of them in competition and maybe one day he will be like his daddy.
So this weekend we are off to Dashin Dogs, I do enjoy this show and hopefully (touch wood, fingers crossed etc etc) the doggies will run well. Good luck to everyone competing in the ABC at Tuffley this weekend, hopefully the Belgians will get all the qualifying spots !!!