Wednesday, January 4, 2012

************HAPPY 2012 ********

I am trying to get started with a plan to work with Canon on running a course.  We both need to run full courses and learn how to put them together.  I am trying to get something setup in the yard to work and to try and run a course each week.  I think it will really help.
To run a section of the course each day and then on the weekend try and run the full course.  We will see how it goes.

Friday, September 30, 2011


This is Canon's STD run.  I can see that the way she does her contacts may have caused her to begin to spin.  Had she held her DW until I could get setup better, she may have been able to release cleanly and go to the jump/table without the spins.  Also, I released her to the wrong side of my body to take the tire.  That was awkward for us both.  She ran really nicely after that.


Canon had a wonderful trial at the National Specialty and had some really pretty runs.  We met lots of great Golden friends and got to visit and get to know many of them.  Canon won the FAST National run and was very close on other runs.  Fun time and learned a lot.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Canon had a trial this weekend and she did a very nice job with her runs.  I only got a few videos cause my friends were all running in the same class.
She got a cue in DAM Team with some individual Q's as well.  She also got a Q in Pairs, Standard, Snooker.  She finished her Advanced Standard title, and got a Snooker Q, so she got her Advanced Agility Dog title.

I was so proud of her for her contacts.  She faulted her teeter in the gamble in one run, but other than that, she was clean on all contacts.  She did not do the exact criteria, so we will have to continue to improve, but having all contacts clean is such an improvement.  It was so nice to not have to worry about it.

Canon's Standard Run - Huntsville

Fun Weekend

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sit Stay for Canon

Canon struggles with her SLS so much and I have been working on it in our down time.  She is getting stronger and stronger with it and I videoed her staying in the chair while I work with Cade.

This is really good for her.  She does stand up once and she barks while she stays.  We will see if she can do this at a trial.

***Must mention that I sped up the video. Who wants to watch 2 minutes of a sit stay when they can watch it in 1 minute!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

2x2????? for Canon

Although Canon is a strong weaver, I am reshaping her entrances with 2x2's and Kristy's help.  She is progressing nicely.  We are on angle 3, which is almost straight.  She is doing well finding the entrance from the back side.  Today is progress.  She was not doing that great in the few days we worked last week finding her entrance from the back side.   She is having some fun doing this too.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 6th - Full course run through

I setup a course to work this week and I ran Canon on it 3 full times and videoed our runs.  Issues to work on:

Release on OK - she is not releasing when I say OK from the SL or the DW.  She missed one AF and took a few bars.  I can see where I was the issue on most of them.  I need to work on my cuing while we run.  Sometimes I pulled her off jumps and sometimes I did not cue clearly to let her know where to go.  On the whole, good runs.

Link is here:  Canon's runs on course #1