Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Pictures of Lyric doing agility-isn't she too cute? She's coming along great for the little time I've been able to spend with her.
This is not her top dogwalk speed but I was handling the dog and using the camera so I think she was a little confused.
And here are some more pics of Trip-I need to have some of these posted on the MOKAN website since he's growing like a weed. I wish he was catching on to house-breaking as fast as he was growing but he's not. Oh well, just need some patience I guess.
And my handsome boy getting some one on one time after his utility practice. He's such a fun dog, it's too bad his agility career was cut short. But I guess that did motivate us to focus on utility, and when the weather is better-tracking.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
This is a video from this morning of Trip and Zodiac playing. He can be so good with puppies if he wants to be. Earlier today they were "tugging" which means Zodiac was basically just holding the toy while Trip tugged. When Trip tries to tug with Legend he just gets flipped around and the toy ripped out of his face.
It's been nice enough the last few days to train outside. This gave me a chance to work some full size go-outs with Zodiac which went well. He also did some nice signals outside-they were not perfect as he was anticipating but that's better than not paying attention which is what usually happens outside. Legend got to work on some open exercises and on some agility skills. We are practicing NOT popping out of the weave poles. We also worked on doing some crosses at the teeter. I realized as I was walking the courses this weekend I don't have much confidence in crossing there. Probably because of her teeter issues that occasionally pop up. But this practice was good for us, made her work the teeter more independently.
Lyric is doing great. She loves the dogwalk and the A-frame the best I think. She's getting more confidence with the jump and even did a sequence of two jumps today. She has no problem getting on the table-although I'm not sure I have it at the right height for her. I was able to send her through the tunnel a few times today instead of calling her through but she hasn't quite caught on to tire run-bys. Since she has so much confidence on the other contact equipment I let her walk over the teeter once. She was totally unfazed by the fact that it moved. She also ran through the barrel of the chute and started the broad jump. We are also working on those annoying weave poles.
Tomorrow we are headed out for another trial-hopefully with more Qs!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
While I was at the clinic I picked up Zodiac's bloodwork which was normal so everyone got a good report this week.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Well Legend finished off the weekend with another great day. She had an off course and popped out of the weaves in standard but was running with a lot of enthusiasm. Then she had a great run in jumpers and scored MXJ leg #8. Then we had a very long trip back with intermittent snow and traffic. I thought we'd never get back but we did finally arrive safely. I'm glad we had today to relax and unpack.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Things are going great here in Lawrence. Legend has gotten 3 of 4 Qs so far. Yesterday she got her first double Q and today she added another standard leg. We would have had another double but she missed the weave pole entrance. I'm so pleased with her though-she seems to be becoming much more consistent. And we think we got Cheri's foster dog adopted. No takers on Trip yet. The girls are tired so we are resting up for what I hope is another good day tomorrow!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
And for fun-here is an "old time" picture of Moses.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
In other exciting news we let our propane run out overnight which made for a chilly morning in our house. Jerry noticed it was low but we didn't do anything about it in time. Apparently we were supposed to be checking it. In the past they have added some as needed but I guess we are not in that program anymore. And I didn't prepay for any extra this year so now we have a whole tank of high priced winter propane. Oh well, at least we are warm again.
Oh, and I am working a little too. Gotta pay for that propane you know!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Here she is on one of her short bursts of energy.
And a sweet bunny close-up!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Trip is sleeping through the night and didn't even pee in his kennel last night! He's also learning that he can play with toys while in his x-pen instead of screaming to be let out where he will play with the same exact toys in the living room.
We have been back to training inside so lots of obedience work. Legend is working on open and utility stuff and doing quite well. Zodiac continue to toil away at utility. He was doing great on articles and then yesterday just fell apart on the leather. Not sure what's up with that. We haven't tried yet today. I may let them air out a few more days. He's starting to get the idea that he should "go-out" until he reaches an obstacle-a wall, fence, whatever. I know he should probably "go-out" until I say "sit" but he's such an anticipator I thought associating it with physically needing to stop would be better and I just tell him to sit as he approaches the endpoint.
Lyric is working on proofing her stay. She also has a lightning fast recall-in a very controlled environment and is racing across the room to the target. So for the most part everything is going pretty well.
Zodiac got to get caught up on vaccines and bloodwork today and tonight they will all get birthday cake for dinner!
This afternoon I have been messing more with Photoshop. Here is a scrapbook page for Zodiac. I don't have a scrapbook but I was playing with some different features.
Here is Legend getting ready for the Superbowl. I couldn't decide if the pawprints make it too busy or not but ended up leaving them. It seemed ok.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Speaking of little ones, Trip is doing well. He loves to play-he thinks all toys are great. He's already starting to tug and fetch. He would like to play with the other dogs but so far they are not too interested. Lyric especially does not like when he pulls her tail. I think he will definitely need a home that is going to be very active and experienced with herding breeds. But he did sleep through the night!
This morning was quite frosty and I took this picture of Moses overlooking "his domain."
This photo is from this morning as well, but doesn't really show any frost.