Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Friday, 23 July 2010
Tia has now celebrated her 3rd Birthday and for her special treat we went to Premier to do a little bit of agility training. She was even naughty enough to come off her contact but knew she wasn't supposed to and went straight back on - such a good girly.
Two days later, Rusty celebrated her 6th Birthday. For this very special occasion I decided to backe a Birthday Liver cake for her (and Tia). Which actually turned out very well and even the doggies agreed it was a perfect treat!
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
We did a tiny bit of training last night and I am pleased to say that wearing her new Sport Socks doesn't seem to bother her one bit, so we now wait for her next show which is to be Agility Club at the end of July!
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
On Saturday Tia had 2 runs, a Jumping and an Agility. The first run of the day was the Grade 3 agility, which she did really well and not only did we get a clear round but also managed to get a 16th! Below is the video of Tia's very first run...
Her second run of the weekend was a Grade 3 Jumping which once again Tia did really well and we got another lovely clear round! Below is the video of her Jumping run...
On the Sunday, Tia had 3 runs, a Jumping, Agility and an ABC Agility. Our first run of the day was the jumping which Tia ran soo well, she was even better than on the saturday. I am sure that she gained some more confidence and was faster and finished the run in a good time. ABC Agility was her next run, which Tia worked so well. We did end up with an Elimination but it was not a huge suprise as there was a tunnel under a dog walk (Tia loves all contacts!) so I had to push her out slightly towards the tunnel, so Tia made her own tunnel between the tunnel and the dog walk tressels then went over a jump as I called her back to complete the proper tunnel. The final run of the day was the Grade 3 Agility which Tia did her very young dog run and got an Elimination. We had a couple of weave issues where she kept trying to get to the contacts, she ran round a jump and sort of crashed though another where she didn't really take off for it!
Overall, Tia got 3/5 clears over the weekend at her very first show which is totally awesome! I am SO proud of Tia's performance and how well she coped with the entire show atmosphere.
Rusty and Ziggie also had a pretty good weekend. Rusty won the ABC Agility and also came second in the Crufts Singles agility, both after wonderful runs and superb contacts. Ziggie got 3/4 clears and picked up an 11th in her Grade 6 Agility on the saturday after a really nice clear with lovely contacts. Our next show is Tuffley Championship Show, which will also be Tia's second show and already I can't wait!!
Friday, 25 June 2010
During these sessions I continued with the 4 poles and added in a jump, so that Tia learns to find the weave entry from an obstacle. She did this really well, and she found all the entries that she faced. Tia is doing really well, and her confidence through the weaves is really showing, she has also properly started to single foot through them which is great to see.
During our weave sessions today, I have moved her on to 6 poles. At first I added the 2 poles at the beginning of the weaves in order to help her with finding the entry and then gradually after she had successfully found her weave entries. I didn't leave the poles open for too long and closed these up so that she is now getting 6 weaves at various entries. Tias' weaves are so much better, and this shows with the confidence and speed she is showing.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
During the afternoon part of this session, I continued with some more repetitions of the poles set at 1 and 7 o'clock and then gradually move them so that they eventually ended up in a straight line. Tia coped really well, she is finding the entries from either side and is not going slowly, she is doing so well, I really am impressed with the progress so far.
Monday, 21 June 2010
When I went to pick it up, Grace & Alex had not only given it a clean bit of health but also Valeted (in and out), an awsome ariel topper, air freshener and they also gave me some new speakers for my car.
These are photos of my clean car and the super duper cool ariel topper, so Thanks very much to Grace and Alex!
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
This session is our las one for this week. We moved the 2 sets of poles so that they were 4' apart and then after Tia has succesfully completed many repetitions I decided that it was time to push her forward and move the 2 sets of poles into normal weave spacing (2') and also change the angle of the pole of 1 and 7 o'clock. I was so impressed with Tias' progress during this session, it is really teaching her to drive to the weave entry and through the 4 poles. I am really looking forward to the next session which we are doing on Monday!
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
As you can see in the Video, there is a moment where Tia "stalls" and then works out all on her own what to do, without me saying anything to her. It is great to see that she was really having to think to work it out and the video below really shows this progress. Susan garretts advise of letting them work it out all on their own really does work!