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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Zaz and Itz Training November 2009

I am pretty confident that Zaz and Itz are done growing. They have both been in season and they both seem physically grown up. So now agility training can really begin and it is such an exciting time for us! This is the stuff that I just love; the feeling that all our foundation work is coming together and the obstacle training itself is just a bonus.

Each puppy has their own little agility class during the week as well as our own training right here in my back garden. I am so lucky as both Zaz and Itz's agility classes are small and safe with friendly dogs and we get so much done in each class. I do most of my "real" obstacle training at home and use the classes to train around distractions and work on jumping sequences. I also try to take both puppies to private lessons with Lesley whenever I can. In between Nancy has been a great help to me with both puppies; a great sounding board because she has been playing around with running contacts also. :-) This past weekend I took Zaz to her first training day with Nancy and we had a great time. A puppy agility class with three shelties Zaz, Yaz and Wish; what could be better? And, no it wasn't a noisy class at all!

Since today was so beautiful we just had to be outside. When Dennis got home from golfing I grabbed him to do a little video of the pups obstacle training to show how they are progressing. After that we had a great walk with all the dogs and enjoyed the beautiful November sunshine. What a gorgeous day!

It was Bonfire night on Thursday and we have been so lucky not to have fireworks nearby. I feel awful for the dogs that have to put up with the fireworks all weekend. Lucky has come to stay with us for the weekend because the fireworks are so loud around his house. Lucky (Zen's brother) has been such a joy to have around and it has been a nice change to have a dog that likes to sit on your lap when we watch TV at night. Unlike my girls who are always scattered around the floor or in other rooms, Lucky loves to cuddle.

Anyway enjoy Zaz and Itzy's video and don't laugh at my constant "good girls"! I just cannot help it as they are just so GOOD and so cute and I just love both of them!

13 comments:

Ricky the Sheltie said...

That's awesome Bernadette! Zaz and Itz both look terrific and fast! How exciting that they can start doing agility for real now!

Rosie Ison said...

Really Brilliant Bernadette. Their contacts are fab, as are Zaz weaves :-)) 2 future champions in the making. It was great to see some video of them at long last !

Lian said...

WOW! Smashing running contacts!

Brittany said...

Wow, your girls look great! How did you decide to train your running contacts?

Diana said...

They look excellent. Diana

sassie said...

Damned fine contacts!!!

Alhena Shelties said...

Wow is right! They are doing great. Love their running contacts.

Mary-Anne said...

Quick little bunnies, and those contacts are awesome!

Lorna Goodban said...

Bless em they are FAB :) Lorna x

Char said...

The pups are looking fab, how exciting for next year :o)

Karen said...

they are looking fantastic :-) xxx

Hudsondoglets said...

I'm especially impressed with the Itzy contacts in the video clip but what g-o-o-d g-i-r-l-s they both are. Good on you for praising your dogs so much. It's a joy to hear!

Serena said...

Absolutely brilliant Bernadette! Little Twin Stars! sparkling through! Hurray for Zaz and Itzy.