sobota, 12. januar 2008

A new thing

From now on I'll write this blog in english.

No new photos this time...sorry. There's too much fog in Ljubljana to make any decent photos with my little Nikon CP 3200.

Yesterday I went on a quick agility tranining with Wi. We only did the contacts on the dogwalk. Lately we haven't done much training except on a short plank at home (the long one is to slippery when placed at the right angle)...Anyway the first few contacts we're the "ugly ones" (she only makes the contact with 3 feet at the upper part of the contact), then she did some really nice contacts (at least 4 feet, once even with 5, one front leg at the lowest part of the contact), the it got worse again but the last 4 were perfect.
We also did a few cik&cap before she ran the contacts and she did almost all of them really tight and very fast. She seems to have faster and tighter turns if she knows that the next obstacle is either the dogwalk or the tunnel.
On Wednesday we also had agility training. I was almost walking since we have so much mud there even the dogs can barely run and turn without slipping (Wi fell yesterday and you can guess how pretty she look when she got up). We did a few jumps + tunnel combinations and some slalom training (the weaves are almost in a straight line now) and teeter training. I wanted to do some contact training at the end but when everyone else finished and me and Wi went to do the dogwalk everyone let their dogs loose and we couldn't do anything since one BC decided it's really fun to herd Wi and block her way on the dog walk and other find it funny to steal her ball (Wi's reward). You can guess I wasn't happy about this.
Next time we'll have to do it at the beggining or in the middle... which means the training will last a bit longer for everyone but at least they won't be able to complain about me not putting the obstacles back into the hut like everyone else (or mostly everyone else). Even though I do help and mostly still manage to put more obtacles into the hut than some others. So much about me being the "lazy one".
Yeah I needed to get that one out.

Wi learned a new trick - lifting her both right feet. She does it almolst 50% without the wall/chair/my arm as support.
We're also doing the "diagonal legs up" trick. So far she still leans on me a lot with her front paw but she already did it a few times without my help.
Here are the few other tricks we're currently working on:
  • "Sniff" or "the other kind of bow" - I saw this trick on youtube (performed by a BC called Asia)
  • Backward 8 - We're almolst there with this
  • Backward slalom through my legs
  • putting a leed on a plastic bowl
  • Getting into a really small bowl
  • Balancing a treat on her nose
  • Pushing away from my body and making a 180° turn in the air (she already does this but she needs to jump a little higher and push off a little more)
  • Crawling
  • Lifting just her right back leg
  • Putting her pwas into small rubber circles
  • Walking sideways with crossing front paws
  • Chasing her tail
  • Sk8 (almolst done with this )
  • Shaking her whole body
  • Yawning
That's it so far.

6 komentarjev:

lenka pravi ...

I always thought why don't you write this blogg in Engilsh. Do I have to write my comments also in English? :)
This is a welcome change for international readers.

Only one day left for inquiry. I hope that mine winns, but it doesn't seem so :(
Anyway I will be happy to see any movie from Wi and you, Polona :)

lenka pravi ...

Oh, I almost forgot!
Congratulations with good work in agility training. We'll soon be able to see the results:)

Azu pravi ...

You can comment in any language you want. ;-)
It was a popular demand to write this in English since it seems that more readers of this blog are from other countrys.

Jean pravi ...

Who do you usually train with? Is it always in Sneberje? I would love to come once a week or so with our dogs, especially Oli, to train there, but it would probably have to be on a weekend since there's no time during the week. So you have to put ALL the obstacles away at the end of training? That's a lot of work!

Azu pravi ...

I train 2x a week in KD Krim (Sneberje) and 1x a week in KD Ilirija (Koseze).
Sometimes during the holidays or when some of our trainings are canceled we go on a solo training in KD Krim on Sundays and I have to put all the obstacles I want to do out by myself and them put them back in.
But if you want to come and have a training with Wi and me on a Sunday just tell us when and ask Katja (Katja Dermol) if you can come. ;-)

Main pravi ...

Thank you for writing your Blog in English. I only found it today. I am in awe of all the things that you are teaching Wi! Excellent!

We are on the waiting list for a toller puppy, so it is fun to read as much as possible about tollers.

I also started a "toller blog", but there is not much to tell yet. It will get better once we have our puppy.