Saturday, April 24, 2010

A huge blog catch up (Kenz's Agility Debut and other things)

Well its been a while since I have had a chance to update my blog - probably the biggest news since my last post was Kenzie's debut agility trial last weekend at our club trial. She was entered in AM/PM JD and PM JDO. She ran extremely well and very nearly came away with her first qualification in JDO. Unfortunately she copped a fault for apparently tipping the broad jump. Ah well can't win them all and I am sure she will be a force to be reckoned with in the future :)

Today we went out to a herding clinic at Meadows held by Tull from Tassie. Kenz started off the day a bit unsure of herself but after watching some other dogs working the sheep and by her final session in the pen this afternoon she was much improved. Reasonably keen and happy to have her collar taken and be put between the fence and the sheep and then to circle her sheep. No video but I think Kristen took a couple of photos so hopefully I can get those and I'll upload them to this post.

In other news her obedience is coming along quite nicely. She is regularly doing novice/open ring run outs at training on a Tuesday night and for the most part starting to cope reasonably well. We have started with her utility exercises and she is an absolute joy. Such a quick little learner. Nailed scent after only half a dozen training sessions and Directed jumping is progressing nicely after only a couple of sessions. I am now focussing on linking exercises together.

Not an overly long post but figured I was long overdue for an update. Have a few busy weekends coming up with a DWD workshop next weekend and then another training workshop the following weekend. Hanging out for a chance to enter her next agility trial but not looking like that will happen until the end of May at the earliest.