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Old 08-10-2012, 06:59 AM
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Congrats to everyone on their recent success!

I have nothing against fun runs as long as the equipment/footing is safe (we have some around here that are...sketchy). Great place to practice some trial skills without risking so much money

Meg recently went to one of the few AKC trials we do (can't say no to a trial 20 minutes from home). It was her third AKC trial ever, and she finished up both her open titles and got her first Excellent jumpers Q. She NQ for the first time ever in AKC the first class, when she was so high she missed her dogwalk contact by about 18', ran ahead and took the next tunnel, and then came back up the dogwalk to see what was taking me so long. And to think I had considered retiring her completely because she seemed so lackluster in practice! Apparently she believes she should only have to trial, not train. Fair enough, at this point! I'm holding off on trialling her anymore until Gusto is ready to go, just because I'm putting so much into him right now. I'll let her run a bit when he does though, and maybe polish off some metallic titles in our favorite classes.

Gusto continues to amaze me, and occasionally make me want to boot him over the fence. He sets the bar so high for himself when he's on, that when he is a typical 14 month old puppy, I think he's stupid and bad and I'm a terrible trainer and we should quit. We are going to a 2-day training camp next weekend with three great trainers (Terri Cesarek, Monique Plinck and Tracy Sklenar), and I am both excited and terrified! Hopefully he doesn't make too much of a fool of us.
Yay Meg!

And your description of Gusto cracks me up. He's going to be super! Have fun at the training camp! If he's at his best you get to show of a bit and get even better. If he's at his worst they can help you get his best from him more consistently. Win-win
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:26 AM
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Yay Izzie!!

Mira, that's fabulous and go Web!

Super jealous of Gusto's coming up seminar with Tracy Sklenar. She was at our school a couple months ago and we had to miss it because I had been taking off too much time from work.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:39 AM
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How do you guys feel about Fun Runs?
Love love love fun runs. Generally around here you only have to wait an hour or so between runs, as opposed to 2-3 at trials, so you can get 2 or 3 runs in before lunchtime, which is awesome.

Also, you can train what you need to train. With Lucy, I avoid the dog walk in strange places because we've had issues with them being wobbly some spots and freaking her out, but we'll make up our own course that does the obstacles we need most. That means we can hit the weaves 3 times and run the course backwards to get the discrimination I want to nail. And if something goes wrong, I have emergency cheese in my pocket to bring her focus back and retry a section.

They're also closer for me. The closest trials are around 90 minutes away, but the county does run-throughs for $7/run and the location is only 20 minutes from home. Bonus!
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:34 PM
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Agility fix this weekend! We're doing a fun run match for all the students of all the levels (with equipment they know in each 'level'. So even Summer is going to run a 'pre-agility' run lol. Should be a fun way to spend Saturday night.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:23 AM
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Sad day, our fun match got moved to two weeks from now. Been looking forward to it all week.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:32 PM
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Aww, I'm sorry your agility got rained out. I know you said you guys need the rain, but it certainly could have picked a better time to come.

I just had day one of camp with Gusto. I was so stressed about it, and it has been amazing so far! The one instructor who really intimidated me coming in was phenomenally positive, helpful, and just great to work with. Gusto had a really hard time with the second session - I think he was just a bit fried mentally. It's a long day for the baby! I loved that a lot of the work in the morning session was really well tailored to the type of handling I want to be able to do with him - lots of non-verbal cues for acceleration and deceleration, turns, etc. I love those amazing fast, silent runs I see from some people, and keep it in my head as my long term goal. I'm still rolling stuff around in my head, and we have another whole day tomorrow!
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:38 PM
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Ugh and now I realized the rescheduled match is on my niece's fourth birthday. Moral dilemma.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:40 PM
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OK so we've been working to make things fun again. Kimma did a decent job at the most recent Fun Run (www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBbUQSqXQ9Q in case I haven't posted it here), but we're still having issues getting her excited in class, and therefore faster like she used to be. So I started running with her off the start, and that seems to be helping. I'm also trying to get her in to toys a bit more in the hopes that I can have something to throw after obstacles to get her moving (I'm also going to try the treat pouch I used while doing 2x2 weaves and see if that doesn't help).

I also did what Shai suggested in terms of backyard training and only worked when she was like SUPER excited about life. Here is our weave training from yesterday - it's a HUGE improvement! www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQsJOahbA_I

I NEVER thought I would have to make her more excited about agility - she used to be such a nut about it! But I guess anxiety does weird things.
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Yay Kimma!
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Those weaves look awesome with Kimma!! She looks like she's really enjoying her training!
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