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, December 1, 2010

Silas Boogk Seminar and New Wardrobe

I honestly believe every person interested in agility should attend at least one Silas Boogk seminar. For Tani and me, this experience was a true milestone. Silas seminar is hard to get into, usually working spots are full far in advance, but all of our asking around and harassing people really payed off. And so, we got a spot in Hungarian club TordasZoo!


Tani had a great time with Silas, she was her usual crazy self and a real joy to work with. I had to repeat some sequences many many times to get everything right, and she didn't mind at all. I love how she is always ready for action, she really is a great dog. Silas showed me how to teach her to be independent, how to improve her distance work, how to send her in order to get to my key position when needed and how I should predict Tani's ideal line and try to keep her on it. I never realised before how often I actually stand on her way. Sometimes it was hard for me to be in the correct position and to do everything right, but when I did it it was pefect! I really hope we will attend at least one more Silas in 2011 :)


Unfortunately, we weren't able to do any training at all ever since we got from the seminar on Friday. Our training facility is covered in snow and we don't have access to an agility hall, so we will have to wait until weather improves. We were stuck in Ljubljana due to bad weather for one whole week, but when we will get back on the coast, I hope we will be able to train normally as there is no snow by the sea (only rain). Tani likes snow, I'm sure she misses agility but she thinks running over snowy fields is pretty fun too. She has new winter gear to protect her coat from snowballs and I think she looks very cute in it :) We are attending a Christmas agility competition in Slovakia this weekend, I wish we could train a little before it but it's impossible. Well, at least we will get to do some agility over the weekend, I'm sure we will have fun (if we don't freeze, LOL). Weather forecast predicts -10°C! Brrrrrrrrr ...

5 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That looks furry pawesome!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Your seminar sounds amazing and you learned so much! I have never seen winter gear like that to keep snowballs off a dog's fur - it is a great idea!

Just Agility said...

I´ve been in a Silas Seminar ... and whith was amazing .
Never stop, never rest, always working, improving, learning new ways.

I just hope i can get him back to Portugal
It´s difficult, few people ....

Melinda said...

I love Tani's little snow suit. Thankfully we don't get much snow here in the southeast USA. We just get leaves stuck in the hair and drug into the house! I finally got a camera and took some good pictures of Micah, but I'm not sure where to send them to you?

Melinda Hughes & Micah in Atlanta

Xsara and Tani said...

Melinda: my e-mail is barby.rozman@gmail.com I'd love to see photos of Micah!