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I do hope you enjoy reading about all the various exploits of the Hairy Gang !

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Obedience update

On Thursday Boo and Pixel had their monthly private Obedience lesson.
I was thrilled to bits with them both. Boo is entered in some more Obedience shows this year so we will see. Her scent still needs some work, but its hard to do this on my own.
Here is a little video of them both :-)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Running contacts update 😀

After a few days break due to going to Crufts and not feeling too well ,I took Pixel out into the field for some more contact work. I started her on the low plank again as a refresher and then after a few hours I placed her on the full height down plank to see what happens. I couldn't have been happier. I think the next progression is to lower the whole dog walk and start doing the complete dog walk...gulp !

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Straight Lines

Pixel is so hyper when we do agility that any movement from me sends her into a frenzy so she then spins round , jumps up and bites me. Most of our foundation work to date has involved me being pretty static. Either sending her to a toy or me holding the toy or me standing still sending her round cones or jump wings. Last week in class we started doing straight lines in out of tunnels with me moving...well she ran past the jumps, jumped up at me barking and biting. I realised there and then that this is the next lot of work we needed to do ASAP. I need her to drive on and looking forward regardless of where I am or my position.
Here is the result from one 5 minute session :-)

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Contact update

Well today we went back outside again for contact training in the lovely March sunshine.
I have put a tunnel before and a jump wing after. Overall I was pleased. She did turn back towards me a couple of times rather than focussing forward. I am considering trying a toy now and see whether that drives her forward more as she is very toy driven. Over the coming days I will put my dog walk on low and start putting a little more length on the run. If it goes wrong I will just go back a stage until it goes well. Its still early days and she is still young so I don't want to push her too fast on the whole dogwalk. :-)
Here is an updated video :-)
Pixel Running Contacts Day 14 from Rosie Ison on Vimeo.

At the end I just a little jumping tunnel exercise with her. I was very pleased with this :-)

If anyone is wondering why some videos are Youtube and some are Vimeo, its to do with the music and Youtubes copyright on certain music.