Tani ...

... was born in a litter of 4 puppies on December 25th 2008. She spent the first two months of her life in the Loubajac kennel in the French Pyrenees. Her mother is Pecquelette de Loubajac and her father Hob-Nob's Victor.

When she came to stay with me, we started Silvia Trkman's puppy school, followed by Sivia's tricks class and later on agility handling classes in LoLaBu training center. We do everything using only positive training techniques. We are very fond of Silvia and her dogs, specially the crazy little La who is Tani's 3/4 sister. We also attended handling classes with Daša Zakotnik and Polona Bonač.

Tani has many passions in her life. The biggest one is agility, of course, but she also loves playing with her beagle sister and BFF Xsara, hiding her toys in the most odd places, running through the fields and meadows, playing with sheep and eating.

Tani's Videos


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Herding Test, Heeling and Tricks

At 4 months, Tani had her first serious encounter with sheep. We took her to Italy where she had a test of herding instinct for puppies. She did very well, specially considering that she was by far the youngest and the smallest dog participating in the event. She got all 10 points for potential and the instructor was also very happy with her concentration, body movement and - probably the most important thing for me - adaptability to new surroundings. Thanks to Maja for these lovely pictures!

We made a new video of her, this time no tricks but her first "tutorial". I got a lot of questions on how we teach the heeling position, and since I think this is a very good technique, I asked Silvia if I could share the technique she teaches in her puppy school. She didn't mind at all, so for everybody interested in heeling, here comes the video:

We also have many new tricks to share, but we were so busy with Xsara's trials for the past few weekends that we haven't managed to film them yet. But she did learn backward eight (in like two sessions, by the way), beg, go back, shake head as to say no, two on/two off position, and give her paw to greet people. We also work a lot on staying in the sit or lay down position for longer periods.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

She is soooo pretty!

It will be lots of fun to watch her grow and develop!


The Army of Four said...

Tani is already amazing! What a smart puppy!
Tail wags,

Ricky the Sheltie said...

It's great that Tani now has her own blog! We look forward to reading all about her as she grows up!

Dancing Beagle said...

Wow - love the heeling video. I would never have thought about teaching it that way... and I love the fact that it also builds hind-end awareness and position from the start. Thanks so much for sharing!

manymuddypaws said...

look how much she has grown already!!! I am glad she has her own blog now too! She totally deserves it!

kharma said...

I'm glad that you have your own blog now. I'm sure your big sister is glad to have hers back. It's nice to share, but sometimes doggies just need their own space.

Anonymous said...


I wanted to ask your more about Tani, can you email me your private email? I'm at Wyndrunhr@aol.com. I couldn't find your email address anywhere! Sorry to post, but BTW, LOVE the video!