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


Monday, September 13, 2010

Tani in Action

I just have to share this awesome action photo of Tani taken by Sebastjan Saunig. I really love her dogwalk performance, a lot of hard work for sure, but defenitely worth it! And no, she didn't go fawn around her neck, she just needs a bath :) She really enjoys rolling in mud, so ...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

News, News, News

Tani's life is so full of events, I don't even know where to start :) Our fantastic vacation in Corsica? Her new TV ad? Her second exam for A2? The wonderful seminar with Rolli Schiltz? I'll just go chronologically!

Corsica was wonderful, we're defenitely going back and both Tani and Xsara loved every second of it! Tani turned out to be a passionate swimmer, it became impossible to keep her out of water. She was jumping into it from rocks and cliffs, was fearless against all waves and just swam and swam in circles with the happiest look on her face. As I mentioned many times, I love to swim as well, so I'm very happy to have a dog that will go swimming with me :) We also enjoyed hiking and camping, the doggies thought it was pretty cool to sleep in a tent. We missed agility, but there was so much going on we honestly didn't have much time to think about it.

Swimming Video:

And some photos:

We came back just in time for Tani's handling class in LoLaBu Land and a competition in Ljubljana. Tani's always been a fast little dog, but after 10 days of no agility, she went completely crazy :) Our runs were a little chaotic, I was just not fast enough for her - but we still managed to have two clean rounds with best times in Medium, so she won the competition and we are now only one clean run away from A2!! Hurray :)

On Sunday after the trial we attended a seminar with Rolli Schiltz, who is not only a great coach and judge, but also the owner of Tani's niece Page, so he really understands crazy little barky berger des Pyrenees. He gave us some great advice and we are defenitely going to try it out. Among other things, I finally learned how to do the "catch", I learned that I have to be more precise with my handling and be aware of what I'm doing at all times. Tani is a young dog who is growing in confidence and speeed, so she's getting more and more independent (which is a good thing, but it means my handling must really be accurate and timely). We spent a wonderful day, it was a lot of fun!

The last but not the least, Tani's new TV ad came out. There are two versions of the commercial, each of them has one Tani close-up for a couple of seconds. She had to pretend to be in a hair salon getting highlights :) here's the video of one version: