Thursday, April 25, 2013

Last Wednesday Night Practise


This will be our last practise on Weds.  New day to be announced.....


In Attendance

Amanda/Brit
Judy/Maizie
Roberta/Karma
Tina/Jethro
Jolene/Kort
Terri, Gord/Luna
Jocelyn/Zumba
Shauna/Catch
Maureen/Crawford


What we did...

We started out with the newbies running a full 4 jumps to the box, we just started with their own dumbbell on the box.  Luna is still catching up so she did 2 jumps to the box.
Later we set up some barriers so the new dogs learned to make a smaller circle after the box, insuring that they didn't swing wide & miss taking the first jump.

The racing dogs just did their usual thing & had no difficulties. Kort even managed to take his jumps even though a certain Sheltie joined him & ran with him lol!

Only a couple of weeks to our  race!!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Practise

In Attendance

Terry/Luna
Amanda/Pixel/Brit
Jocelyn/Zumba
Renee/Belle
Shauna/Catch
Jolene/Kort
Tina/Jethro
Maureen/Crawford
Roberta/Karma
Judy/Maize


What we did....

The racing dogs started out by being sent to the box to retrieve their dumbbell among distractions.  Amanda had food ( in a container ), fluffy toys, squeaky toys , boxes of crackers on the ground,  you get the picture!

Then we ran 2 lanes at the same time, with the racing dogs on one side & the newbies on the other.  Maureen & Roberta held the dogs while we called them over the jumps.  On the racing side we had the dogs held at an angle so they had to move over to take the jumps, some of the dogs found this to be a touch more difficult at first .

The new dogs worked on going to the box to retrieve their dumbbell .

We ended by doing a scent circle , putting all the dumbbells in the middle, with the experienced dogs going first, then the newer dogs, all did very well!! Good job !!

Next practice Wed April 17 @ 7:30 See you then!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wednesday Night

In Attendance...

Jocelyn/Zumba
Shauna/Catch
Renee/Belle
Julia/Red
Amanda/Pixel/Brit
Jolene/Kort
Roberta/Karma
Judy/Kona/Maize
Kim/Bosley
Maureen/Crawford
Tina/Jethro

What we did...

We started out with the newbies doing some restrained recalls over the jumps. the team members did a one jump, one dumbbell retrieve with the owner running away before the dumbbell was even picked up, we are going for more speed!

We then worked 2 lanes with the racing dogs doing a full box race at the same time the newbies were doing running for the box with a food bowl on it.  It was very loud & distracting for the racing dogs, with the newer dogs sometimes crossing the line to see the racing dogs, & the racing dogs crossing the line to visit the food bowl ( Kort ! )

The newbies started to work on sending to the box with one jump & one bell, with the cardboard division on it to help them learn to check each spot for their bells.

It was a great practice & the new dogs are coming right along!

Please meet them!

ZUMBA the Rottweiler......

 

RED the Miniature Bull Terrier......

CATCH the Sheltie......


BELLE the Springer, picture coming soon :)

See you next Wed April 10 @ 7:30