Monday, 9 January 2012

Festive Training!

We spent New Year in Wales with my Auntie and her family including my cousin. We had such a nice time and it was so lovely to catch up with them! The dogs were spoilt and really enjoyed the walks despite the infamous Welsh rain :) Thanks to my Auntie for having us to stay and cooking soooo many yummy things!

Between Christmas and New Year we managed to squeeze in a bit of training with all three dogs. Brodie hadn't done anything in four months so he was only doing Brooke height jumps and tunnels and a couple of dog walks. He was very keen!! He ran well but still isn't extending his stride as confidently as I know he can. Brodie is shorter in length than Brooke but we were amazed to see that she takes one stride on some of the grids where Brodie takes two. Considering she is def 'small' height at the moment (and hasn't grown for weeks) she has an amazing stride and amount of power, controlling it is the challenge!!

Brodie doing jumps and tunnels

Brodie first time on dog walk in four months - he gets the contact nicely but we need to work on his forward focus a bit. I could tell he was a bit hesitant, bless him!

Little Brax had a go at some running contacts and her re-training from a 2o/2o is coming along nicely. Here is a video on low dog walk.

Brooke was brilliant putting jumps and tunnels together, bearing in mind that we only have been training her on equipment about once a month. It really keeps her fresh and raring to go though :) This is her second time on 'jumps' and although she almost trips over the second one, she is figuring it out!

Brookes first time on low dog walk.

Thanks to my fab Mum who stood in the cold and took all the videos of the dogs - love you!
Brooke is starting class again tomorrow night which is great as it is the next one on from her pre-agility puppy class. Lots of handling which she is ready for without the 'big' equiment. She loves to learn and is such a bouncy, sweet girly :)

We are both back to work and busy again. I have to say a big well done to my clever class that I taught yesterday. I missed working with them for the past couple of weeks and it was so nice to teach them yesterday - all the dogs worked so well! This season is looking promising for the competition group!!

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear that Brodie is getting better. Brax look good. Brooke is so kean and yes bouncy LOL!