Sniff It – Week Two

This week our assignment was to hide the food container out of sight and have the dog find it. Since we were at home when the assignment was given and there happens to be lots of nooks and crannies. I recorded our first session last Sunday. We have played this game before, hiding Bear’s favoriteContinue reading “Sniff It – Week Two”

Sniff It – Week One

I have really been looking forward to our online Sniff It class with Sumac Grant-Johnston of Wag It Training in Maine, USA. Online training is the perfect opportunity to train at home and on my own time – attending class here means I need to find a class on a night that I am notContinue reading “Sniff It – Week One”

Encore DogSports Rally Trial–September 22 & 23, 2012

Last weekend, Bear and I, along with our friends Bella and Renee went to Regina to judge the first ever rally trial held by Encore DogSports. Since I was judging two half days, I had the opportunity to enter Bear in 6 c-stream runs. The trial was in a venue we had never been to.Continue reading “Encore DogSports Rally Trial–September 22 & 23, 2012”

Notes: Tracking lecture by John (Jack) Wilhelm September 2, 2012

The following is my interpretation of some of the topics covered in a short (2.5hour) lecture delivered by John (Jack) Wilhelm after our tracking test last Sunday. I am posting them, like I have for other seminars in the past, because writing helps me process things. I’ll add my thoughts/comments at another time. Training vs.Continue reading “Notes: Tracking lecture by John (Jack) Wilhelm September 2, 2012”

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”

June 2012 Rally Trial – Wowzers!

While I am busy at an Agility trial this weekend (and recovering from it), I figured I would give an update of the rally which took place here in Brandon last weekend. To say the least, this trial was interesting. This is the first time in a while that we’ve had a trial in BrandonContinue reading “June 2012 Rally Trial – Wowzers!”

Agility Trial Countdown

We are entered in a local agility trial this weekend – the first one since 2009! We have returned to agility over the past few weeks and had the opportunity to do a few full runs which oh-so-wonderfully highlight the holes in our training which are: Weave poles: missing entries Table: overshooting/using it as aContinue reading “Agility Trial Countdown”