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

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Bed Rest

Tani hurt her front left leg on Friday. She was really slow on agility training and I thought she was tired because we had practice for another commercial before agility, so I stopped working with her and put her in a crate. When I picked up all my stuff and took her out of the crate, she was holding one leg in the air and only walked on three. I touched the leg to take a look at it and she started screaming. So we went to the vet. We did the X-ray and there is no fracture or dislocation, which is good. Apparently she must have strained a muscle or bump into something. She is now on bed rest and anti-inflammatory painkillers. We had to cancel her commercial shoot and delay the date of her first official trial, but health always comes first. Get well soon, mon petit chien français!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tani's First Competition

In Slovenia dogs can start competing in agility at 15 months. Tani turned 15 months in March, but since I don't think we are prepared for a competition (she only learned the weaves on Tuesday and doesn't like waiting on the teeter), I entered her as a white dog in jumping on a competition in Vipava. As I expected, she didn't recognize the weaves right away and I did have some problems keeping up with her :) But my only goal was to make sure she is having fun and isn't worried about different environment, new obstacles, the judge, etc. I was very happy with how she behaved, she was completely relaxed and happy, just as I hoped she would be. She is normally a very carefree dog, but you never know how it's going to be in a new situation until you try it. Anyway, here is a video of her run:


By the way, despite all the time we lost on weaves, she still had the best time in medium :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tani's Sister Razz

Ever since I was little, I wanted to visit Barcelona. A couple of weeks ago this dream of mine came true. Unfortunately, I couldn't take my dogs with me, but I did have some awesome doggy company - Tani's sister
Razz and her friends.

Razz looks a lot like Tani, but is more sensitive in character. She has a wonderful family who really made me feel very welcome. She shares her humans Mon and Cris with tho other dogs, cute little schnauzers Gara and Iki. They took me to their agility training and invited me to their house where I spent a great evening in awesome company and enjoyed typical Catalan dishes. It was so much fun, I stayed there until 4 A.M. Big thanks to Mon and Cris for their incredible hospitality, and also to Mireia, Nuria, Laura and Victor for the dinner! I hope Razz and her family come to Slovenia soon, I think Tani would really like meeting her sister again and I know I would love to see them again as well :)