Iliopsoas: Part 2

Here is the follow-up post to my post about Bear’s iliopspas injury way back in April. Day 6 – Thursday Today Bear seemed much improved. He is getting into the car by himself slowly, and he is walking upstairs on his own without having to put two hind feet on each step. He is alsoContinue reading “Iliopsoas: Part 2”

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”

Notes: Handling Clinic with Melanie Hart May 5-6, 2012

I spent this weekend at an agility handling clinic. I had paid for a working spot however due to Bear’s recent injury we gave our spot up and attended as an auditor. The purpose of the clinic was to work on the  Greg Derrett handling system buy working on a number of sequences. Saturday wasContinue reading “Notes: Handling Clinic with Melanie Hart May 5-6, 2012”

Iliopsoas! Say that ten times fast!

Do you know what the heck an iliopsoas is? I didn’t until this week. This past Saturday at Rally class, Bear didn’t seem quite right. His pivots weren’t as enthusiastic as usual and while he was excited to work he was slow and lagging behind a bit. This was uncharacteristic behavior for him. Wondering ifContinue reading “Iliopsoas! Say that ten times fast!”

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!”

At Last…

Bear and I were  in Regina last weekend for the KAOS DogSports Rally Obedience trial. We have been chasing our Versatility title since 2009 and KAOS was offering two versatility runs on the Saturday. In the interest of saving money, I decided to drive down Friday evening and home on Saturday evening which meant onlyContinue reading “At Last…”

Originally posted on Prairie Dog Daycare:
I recently attended a webinar called Preventing Poisoned Pets delivered by Tina Wismer of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Centre. Given my pet first aid training, I thought I knew what I needed to know about pets and poisoning. However,  this seminar was offered for free and counts towards…

CARO Working Level Exercise Videos

For your viewing pleasure, here are the first two videos of Bear and I performing Novice Working exercises. Enjoy!

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”