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.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Happy 6 Months!

Congratulations to Tani and her siblings Razz, Rayas and one blue merle boy in Nantes! I cannot believe that my little girl is 6 months old already, time sure does fly. Seems like I went to pick her up yesterday. I knew right away that she was my perfect puppy, so tiny and full of energy, everything I hoped for and even more. It was love at first sight for both of us. She decided right away that we belong together and already while we were at the breeder's she followed me everywhere and came to rest at my feet when she got sleepy from playing with Razz. We are celebrating her 6 months at a trial today, as we have national holiday in Slovenia.

Here is a demonstration of how much she has changed in this period - she doesn't look like a little racoon any more, now she's a beautiful young lady.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Tani's First Hiking Trip

At almost 6 months, we took Tani hiking for the first time. Of course, we chose a path that isn't too dangerous or too long for such a young dog, and in addition has a river running along practically all the way. She behaved very well during the entire trip so we spent a beautiful day together.

Unfortunately though, Tani got a painful lesson from the electrical fence in the valley. While I was searching for something in my bag, she tried to go under it and touched it with her back. She cried a little, but then I threw her a stick and ran with her a little, and she very soon forgot all about it.

A couple of days ago, Tani learned how to gather wild strawberries in the forest. She likes the sweet taste of them, so she soon figured that we also have them in the garden. Ever since, whenever we play in the garden, she goes to check if there are any new ones that have become red, and if there are, she eats them.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Puppy Class Exam

Tani successfully completed the finals for her puppy class. Yes, we have actual finals: doggies must show they can come when called (even if they are playing with their friends), heel in all directions (ignoring all distractions), wait in sit and down position (again, with distractions), show some tricks ... Tani did very well, not as perfectly as she could have, but very well anyway. I was very proud of her. At the same time, I was sad that the class would end, as we were having so much fun with Silvia. But then she told us that she decided to have another tricks class for us, so we will be attending her lessons all Summer, yaaaay! Seems like Tani will be a real Circus dog by the time she's one year old :)

Biiiig thanks to Daša Zakotnik for this beautiful picture of Tani: