COKC Agility Trial – September 15 & 16, 2012

Last weekend, Bear and I were entered in our first 2 day agility trial in many years. We were entered in gamblers, snooker, standard and jumpers on Saturday and gamblers, steeplechase, standard and jumpers on Sunday. I was unsure what the weekend would be like, especially since we had missed the last two classes beforeContinue reading “COKC Agility Trial – September 15 & 16, 2012”

Herding–September 12, 2012

Last Wednesday we made the trek to St. Norbert for our last chance at herding before the trial at the end of the month. On the weekend we went down to Bottineau, ND where I purchased a stock stick so now I look like I know what I am doing. My stick is plain whiteContinue reading “Herding–September 12, 2012”

Nested Rally Courses – September 10, 2012

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 team courses from a trial in June 2012 are nested in the orderContinue reading “Nested Rally Courses – September 10, 2012”

Post-Test Plans for Tracking

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. -Ralph Waldo Emmerson Oh haven’t you heard? I’m so done with feeling bad about the tracking test. While I am not over it, I am moving on, negative feelings are – to use a word – exhausting. Between teachingContinue reading “Post-Test Plans for Tracking”

Our First TD Test – About as good as it could be…without passing

Before the Test We met at a Denny’s for the draw. In tracking there is an advantage to an earlier track – early tracks are often aged less and are likely to have more dew remaining on the vegetation. Dew is good because moisture enhances scent. Before the draw I got to meet a FacebookContinue reading “Our First TD Test – About as good as it could be…without passing”

Nested Rally Courses – September 3, 2012

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”

TPD/PDD August 2012 Rally Trial Recap

Last weekend I was at our own Two Brown Dogs and Prairie Dog Daycare Rally Trial. I judged two half days and entered Bear in the runs I was not judging. From a Judging perspective, this was one of the nicest trials I judged. Handlers were kind and patient with their dogs, people  stepped upContinue reading “TPD/PDD August 2012 Rally Trial Recap”

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”