Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Like the previous year, they have the Grade 1-3 classes in the morning and Grade 1-7 classes in the afternoon. I have entered Saturn & Skye in the 1-3 classes; Sing, Saturn & Skye in the 1-7 classes.
We started with Agility first thing in the morning, I ran Skye first, this was his first show so I am not expecting much from him since I have not done a lot of training with him. He was a very good boy, his contacts were lovely, I need to work harder on the weave (we are still on the "wire" stage) but his speed isn't great. There were a few people telling me that they think he is either struggled to jump the medium height or he is measuring every single jump! I need to find out the real problem and solve it!
Saturn was a very good boy, he was very excited and jolly and keeping his speed throughout the show. Unfortunately, my "alzheimer" problem confused him on the contacts again! I can get very excited (or nervous) when I go to a show, I always tell myself I have to be calmed and make sure what I want the dog to do but when I am running, I suddenly forgot everything!! I think I need someone to train me not the dog! In our agility round, when I sent him up the Dog Walk, he was fast for his speed and I was over excited and forgot to keep my eyes on his 2on/2off, and released him before he actually have his two front feet hit the ground. When we got on the A Frame, I was more careful and make sure he did his contact and he was a good boy then, the minute I saw him put his two front feet on the ground, I released him quick and his weave was fast too but my silly handling after the tunnel gave us a 5! He was very good at the Jumping classes, he got a 3rd in the 1-3 Jumping and a clear (he was one placed out from the places which they gave up to 4th) in 1-7 Jumping.
I let Ryan handled Sing in the 1-7 Jumping. Poor Sing is always a mummy's boy, he was looking out for me when Ryan set him up in front of the start line, I have to catch him a couple of times for Ryan but at least he did most of the course beautifully for Ryan until he went in the wrong tunnel and Ryan got a bit lost and he took the chance to ran off again!! I then handled him on the Agility myself, boy oh boy, I think his Dog Walk is getting better each time and he got a 4th. Hopefully all the "Hit It Board" hardwork paid off.
Ryan was working him in the 1-3 classes. He wasn't bad but he wasn't concentrate on what he was supposed to do. He is a everyone's dog and he likes to go and say hello to everyone. Hopefully, with more practise and more shows, he will learn to listen to Ryan more.
Here are the videos of Sing and Saturn @ C Side:
Thanks to C Side, the small and medium dogs finished nice and early, so we can pop in to see my in-laws in Brighton. On the way home, we even seen the first SNOW!!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
these two crazy sheltie and collie!!
they don't care what temperature it is, all they want is to fetch something in the half frozen pond!
at 11am, the ground is still covered in deep frost!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
this is poor Seagull sleeping in the soft crate during the night.
I have put the soft crate in our bedroom, so he will not feel left out.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Back again after lunch
Becky and her sweet Coco on the A Frame
Adrianne and her little buddy
poor Saturn was exhausted after a day long training, bless him!
I just love this two photos of him playing golf.
We then have to rush ourselves to take the boys out for a good long walk before going to Discover Dogs to support Lisa and Chi. We got to the Main Ring just before 11am and the Medium Agility was about to start. We didn't get a good seat as we were late and I was so determined to try on with my new camera before Lisa and Chi's go. I was very disappointed with the new camera as the quality is worst than my old one. All the photos came out blurry and the back ground colours are very yellowy. In the afternoon run, I decided to use my old camera and the quality is slightly better but nowhere near good at all. I think being NOT a professional photographer is the main problem and the lighting was the major problem using a digital camera and I didn't use the flash at all, I do not want to frighten the dog when the camera is flashing. Lisa and Chi did some brilliant runs, for more news, videos and photos, please visit Chi's blog.
We had a great time at Discover Dogs ... here are some photos ...
Lisa Bailey and her Tri colour Sheltie.
and this is Catherine and Barney
Mary Ray with little Oz at the Training Demo
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
The Birthday boy and girl with their mum, Tilly (centre)