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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Zaz and Itz Training March 2010

Zaz and Itz have turned 15 months. They can now be officially measured and next month they can attend some UKA shows in Nursery and Steeplechase. I still think of them as babies so I am glad that they cannot actually compete until June. In many ways they are the least trained puppies I have ever had but that is OK. I know all the basics are there and we just need to work on stringing together more than 5-6 obstacles.

I have not done much garden training this winter which is why I think they are slighly behind in training. Mostly the problem has been the weather as I am a fair-weather trainer. :-) Luckily I was inspired by watching 3 days of agility at Crufts and I dragged out the equipment on Sunday.

My main focus for this session was to improve Itz's speed on the see saw, to see if both pups could do a running A-frame into weaves and to work on cross behind weaves. This video shows our entire training session. I keep sessions short for three reasons. One: I find the pups do much better on short intense sessions, two: I get tired running two pups and three: Dennis gets bored videoing for too long! LOL

10 comments:

Sharon said...

Excellent Bernadette and like you I'm at the stage where Diesel can do lots of little exercises, but now gotta see if they can be strung together.

Lorna Goodban said...

They are both looking fab - lovely running aframes :) ooooo cheeky Itzy on that see-saw lol - has she been drinking red bull lol Lorna x

Anonymous said...

Wow a flying Itzy that was pretty cool and she just kept going, bless Marilyn xx

Zindelijk BSDs said...

Very good, clapping in the weaves is easier on the ear LOL! :-)

Ann Marie said...

The babies look great! And as for "Daredevil Itzy" well I think you should take THAT show on the road. Definitely deserving of many instant replays!

I also love all the pink!

Hooch n Troops said...

Go girls go...mum is going to get ultra fit running you too!! Training looks fab...like the use of the table for the seasaw as many a small dog gets put off the seasaw...wont be long till they are out wowing the crowd

x

Hudsondoglets said...

Wonderful. Both looking great. Love the Itzsaw!

Mary-Anne and the shelties said...

That's it - if I ship you Raven would you fix her wussy teeter for me :)?

Karen said...

They are both looking fab :-)

Christy said...

So much fun to watch and so inspirational too. What cute bouncy happy puppies.