Monday, April 29, 2013

Conditioning with Baer has been going really well, she is quicker now (in my opinion) and she's able to run for much longer than before (which was a pretty long time so I'm really happy with her).

:) Loving the nice box turns too.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Had a great practice last night- there were only a few people so we got to do restrained recalls with Flash, he loved it and had a lot of fun.

And here's the video of some of Baer's box turn work- I'm so proud of her, she's wonderful to me :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

So pumped for Flyball practice this Sunday!

We're going to be working on Baer's box turns (I want to perfect this, her current box turn is alright but I know she could get a snappier hit on the box) and we're going to do restrained recalls with the puppy.

For conditioning for Baer, I've found that just playing fetch with a ball for hours on end has worked best for her... we've got 4 weeks before the next tourney, plentyyy of time to condition :)

I've been now starting her work out at 8am, then again around 12:30p, and then again around 5:30 (yes, centered around my work schedule :) ) we'll see how she does at the next tourney!

Also I'm pleased to announce Flash's bad-assery continues... he's such a little beast. I love him.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

We got puppy!!!! He's been so good :) I know I haven't updated in forever, but life has been busy! 

Took Baer to two tournaments in two weekends (and she out-performed what I expected, I couldn't be prouder), and then this weekend we got Mr. Flash! Baer's taken to him very well, I couldn't be happier. Now time to get some sleep, important training starts tomorrow! (:

Monday, April 15, 2013

What a crazy great tournament. I hope you enjoy the photos!! We placed first in Open 1. Not too shabby :)

(Photos are from )

Wow, am I wicked tired.

Two tournaments in two weeks may seem like a little much, but I had such a blast that I would do it again in a heart beat. Even if it's hard to keep my eyes open today.

This past tourney, we placed first in Open 1 division. I'm very, very proud of my girl. She had to pass a new height dog (from another team), so I kept the passes wide. And Baer didn't bat an eye. She also pulled 4.3's while passing.

But I'm beginning to think she may have an actual issue with tight passes. When she had a particularly tight pass one time, instead of just running by the dog, she jumped over them. The velocity from the jump made her launch faster- and made her pass early.

It seems I always get the weird, not-so-easy to fix problems, but that's okay. Makes me a better trainer.

I'll update more later when I'm not busy/more awake. I'm also going to start posting actual blogs in my other blog, Conditioning the canine athlete :) see ya then.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Happy it's finally about to be Friday. I need sleep but I'm excited. Flyball tourney here I come :)
So here is my dog being the opposite of me.... sleepy.