The following courses are nested which means that the course changes between courses or levels are minimal and the trial or class can move along quickly. This is especially important at large trials or when a person is running multiple classes. The following courses from a trial in June 2012 are nested in the order theyContinue reading “Nested Rally Courses – September 3, 2012”
Category Archives: Training
Our First Tracking Test – Prepared for the worst, hoping for the best.
This weekend, Bear and I are going to a tracking test. This will be our first time at a test – I was too much of a chicken last year and backed out at the last minute. This year I’m still a chicken, but I’m going anyway. Between some time off tracking in the springContinue reading “Our First Tracking Test – Prepared for the worst, hoping for the best.”
Herding – August 22, 2012
Bear and I went to another herding lesson today. The skies were clear and the sun was shining so we got to work outdoors. I decided to go in for the early class which would get me home earlier and ensure I got my beauty rest – I do have a rally trial this weekend,Continue reading “Herding – August 22, 2012”
CARO Versatility Side Changes – With Videos
Next to right and left side heeling, side changes are going to be one of the most important things you work on for the Versatility class. There are 7 side change exercises in Versatility however the fact that they must be performed from either side means there are actually 14 side change exercises. In a VersatilityContinue reading “CARO Versatility Side Changes – With Videos”
Herding – Part Deux
Last night, Bear and spent about 5 hours driving for the opportunity to get about 30-40 minutes of sheep herding in. If you think I am insane – you might be correct.
Thoughts on Tracking for 2012
Spring sprung many weeks ago here in Manitoba and it’s high time to start thinking about preparing for the fall tracking tests. I pulled out of the last tracking test we entered because I wasn’t certain we would pass. Actually I wasn’t certain of anything – I followed “the plan” but things did not seemContinue reading “Thoughts on Tracking for 2012”
Rally is not always about the Q’s
The reason I fell in love with rally, and became a judge, is because rally is about having fun and working together with your dog. Teams of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate and corrections in any form are heavily penalized. I also love CARO rally in particular because the trial environments IContinue reading “Rally is not always about the Q’s”
Our First Herding Adventure!
Yesterday, Bear and I went to 4U Farms in St. Norbert to take part in a Herding Instinct Test. Herding has always been something I’ve been interested in trying with Bear but until now, there has always been something to prevent us from doing it. As some of you may know, Bear is a rescue andContinue reading “Our First Herding Adventure!”
Regina – RKOC CARO Trial
As a follow up to my previous post, here are the details of our most recent weekend in Regina. Friday evening we stopped by the club so I could get my bearings and so that I could let Bear figure the building out and get some of his silliness out of his system. My planContinue reading “Regina – RKOC CARO Trial”
A Surprise and an Opportunity to put MicroTraining to the test
I love how life occasionally presents unexpected opportunities. I had pretty much resigned myself to a rally trial free winter when I got an email from one of the folks with Regina Kennel & Obedience Club. One of the judges they had lined up is ill and not able to judge this weekend – wouldContinue reading “A Surprise and an Opportunity to put MicroTraining to the test”