Tag Archives: training

Fun with gutters.

We are working on trying to fix Steve’s striding in flyball. He jumps too early before the startline and he leaps at the box from too far away, which causes his whole body to collapse onto the box. Which isn’t … Continue reading

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Up and coming flyball dog

Yay Hammy! I’m really proud of the progress he’s making. He was afraid of the hit-it board at first, even when it was flat on the ground. And then whenever he got his ball, he’d take it and run around … Continue reading

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Baby Bean flyball practice

He’s not doing the box yet, because I’m still waiting for him to be a little more physically mature, so he’s just going over the jumps and picking up a ball laying on the ground in front of the box … Continue reading

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Reflections on Steve’s first agility trial.

It’s been a couple weeks now since Steve’s debut in CPE Level 1 agility. Now that the initial high of three qualifying runs out of three has worn off, I’ve been doing some thinking about agility, about my dog, and … Continue reading

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Pray to the Rally gods

So we got this today. Steve finds my lack of faith disturbing. Today was Steve’s first try in AKC Rally Excellent. I sent a prayer to the rally gods this morning to not get the moving stand/ leave dog/ sit … Continue reading

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Baby Bean’s first rally run-thru

I thought really hard about entering him in our club’s trial next weekend, and then I didn’t because he’s just a babydog, just six months old. He’d never actually, you know, seen a rally course before. I took him to … Continue reading

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Got abs?

I am such a Steve fangirl.

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Hind end conditioning exercises for dogs.

I wrote this out for a friend of mine a few days ago, and I figured I’d share it here as well in case anybody is looking for strengthening ideas for their sport dogs. All of the usual disclaimers apply. … Continue reading

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Offleash and inconsiderate are not the same thing.

Or, my response to the 5 reasons to obey the leash law post that has been making the rounds of the internet. So, short version of the story: woman and her leashed dog are hiking in the woods. Woman approaches … Continue reading

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In which Bean is a STAR.

Today was the last day of Bean’s puppy class. We are going to miss it. I am especially going to miss post-puppy-class Bean. Yay tired puppy! We had a really great time in this class. The class was the first … Continue reading

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