Monday, 16 May 2016

Old Mill Dog agility course May 10th 2016

Here is this last weeks course at old mill
It was based on several smaller courses from the Clear Run agility sourcebook. The contact equipment was on the field anyway but made a really great distraction training for some of the dogs

This was firstly done in 3 sections. 1-7, 8-14 and 15 to 21. 8-14 is the most difficult section and then running the full course 7, 8, 9 and 10 become even more tricky 

Several ways to run this one of course based on dog and handler. 
1-6 on the right hand with a flick into 7
Most people pulled through from 7 to 8 staying on the takeoff side of 8 with the dog on the left hand (although racing to exit of 7 and pushing over 8 staying on the landing side keeping dog on right hand 8 - 9 also worked well) 
Front or rear cross between 8 and 9, push to backside of 10 then front cross to 11
360 post turn or ass pass on 11 to weaves on left hand
Flick dog to 14 staying on takeoff side of 13
Front or blind cross to 15 then front cross or flick to tunnel 
Right hand to end 

One of the main challenges on this course is simply remembering it, its actually easier to remember courses if there are more jumps so you are not using the same jump again and again

Here is the lovely Fly, a novice dog having a go at the course 

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

If you go down to the woods today

Not quite teddy bears but amused the local dog walkers while I was setting up this little gathering

We have been lucky with finally a couple of days of sunshine so taking the fuzzies on location seemed the perfect thing to do (after walking the dogs of course)

Lots of shots of course didnt work out too great - but I really love this one of my wolf

 Needle felted Wolf

He hasnt been getting much love in the past and I think its just because I cant quite capture how lovely he is in real life, I was really happy how his intense eyes came out in this one. He is currently for sale here in my etsy shop 

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Bluebell Woods

Opps, I have been neglecting blogging again! I will try and be good, I promise

Finally Spring has come to Scotland and I have a lovely walk in the Bluebell woods

How are the dogs you ask? Ben has just turned 9 and Mia somewhere about 8 and they are both as lovely and bonkers as ever


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