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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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Tani!

Merry Christmas to all our readers, and of course, happy 3rd Birthday to the star of this blog, my perfect girl Tani. To those who don't know it, having a dog like Tani was my biggest wish come true. That's why I named her Désirée, the Desired One. And of course, being the self-centered little girl that she is, she was born on the day when all of the World celebrates a birth :) How very Tani-like! :) :) :)

For her special day, she will get a tunnel run in our club by the sea, a long walk on  the beach, a doggy cake to share with Xsara and a bunch of toys that I'm sure she'll love. Happy Birthday also to her sisters Razz and Rayas and their brother Dreamy!

Friday, December 16, 2011

C'est la Vie

Winter is here and we're back to the coast, enjoying warmer temperatures than in Ljubljana. Tani really loves it here, but then again, she really loves to be anywhere as long as I'm there too :) We enjoy long walks in the vineyards or by the sea, we train and do a lot of tricks, the same as in Ljubljana, only with nicer climate. We miss our friends from Ljubljana, but have some friends here as well, and we visit each other when we can.

Anyway, tomorrow we will attend our first competition in two months and I'm really excited about it, but also a little nervous because I don't know what to expect. She's been doing really well in training and I really feel like we're running as a team now, but every now and then we still have days when we don't really connect which results in many mistakes. And of course, we had a day like this today, one day before the competition. I felt like she wasn't listening and only ran around like crazy without considering me at all, she probably thought my handling wasn't clear or something like that, I really don't ever think dogs would ever jerk us around, I'm sure they don't think this way, only people do. So whenever we have an off moment, I try to think what I did wrong or maybe not wrong but just differently than she's used to. And then I try to improve. Bad days happen for a reason, they're not here to make us mad or lower one's self-esteem. They happen so we can grow and learn and become better handlers and better people. I don't really enjoy them as much as I enjoy good days, but they're a part od life so ... c'est la vie :)