Sunday, March 13, 2011

Putting the Fun in FUNdamentals

I am EXCITED that I have a plan!

Daylight savings time is here, there are some little yellow flower on our Jasmine plant, the days are getting longer and warmer, there are ants trying to invade the house...all signs of spring. Spring- a starting of a new chapter and a time to renew my plans and goals for training-a very exciting time!

I was a bit bummed when our local agility classes started up again and I could not sign up because my hamstring is still pretty sore. Some days I can run a little bit, which feels so nice, but then it has some harder days. I do not want to risk reinjuring myself and I plan on doing some yoga and it is getting better slowly but surly, it is a lot better then it was. Things usually work out for the best, and it is looking like it is going to be ok even if my original plans of getting back to the agility classes this month did not work out- I was able to sign up for two e-classes I am very excited to be doing and I think they will be great for us in the long run.

First Susan Garrett is having her recall class again, she said she is adding some things,most of it is just stuff you can never practice too much and we had a great time. As a bonus because I made a video about our experience taking the course last time...it is FREE, and FREE is good! (I posted the video and got it fixed so people can see it in my last post)

Next Sylvia Turkman opened another long distance puppy class, and looking at her videos of puppy classes, it sounds AWESOME. She says that you get a list of things to work on every two weeks for three months, I think that will keep us busy and out of trouble, so i am very excited. Someone asked about who the class was appropriate for, and this is what she said:

LoLaBu on March 10, 2011 at 21:46
I agree, it’s never too much foundations and it sometimes is too much technical handling instead of training the basics and having fun with the dog. So I would definitely advise foundations, it’s not just for puppies and it’s so different from normal basic agility classes that I think it’s appropriate even for experienced competition dogs, especially those who could use some work on turns as cik&cap will be our major focus. And for body awareness and fun, puppy/tricks class is the best choice – again, it’s not just for puppies, but anybody interested in dog training and working on little details (that can improve the big picture enormously).


More work on cik/cap should be great and it looks like there will be things we can really have a lot of fun with. I Hope it is not going to be too many things to work on at one time...I really think it is going to be very fun and challenging Spring for the Bordergirls Gang!

10 comments:

Sara said...

Oh, I'll have to look into the Silvia TRkman class. I love her videos.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Sorry that your hamstring is taking so long to heal completely. It is frustrating not to be able to do the things you want to do! But your recallers course and your Silvia class sound great! It's always good to have a plan and I am looking forward to hearing all about what you learn!

Priscilla said...

With daylight savings time, it means longer daytime and this is the time I like the most. I actually don't mind having bright daylight early in the morning at 5am and last until 8or 9pm. I just love the brightness and the beautiful flowers.
Hope you have a beautiful spring. Your plan sounds so good and I'm looking forward to hearing more from you too.

Catalina said...

We are signed up for the 2nd Puppy class too! Can't wait for it to start!

Kathy said...

Yippie Catalina-it looks like a lot of fun and glad we are both doing the class!

Sagira said...

I hope that your leg feels better soon.

Free class RULES!

We need a recall class for Bokeh. He will not come in when called for ANYTHING!

Marie said...

Where did you find the Silvia Trkman class? How much is it? Maybe it's something I could do with Dare...

Marie said...

Ok, I went there and found the info about the class. Thanks! I think auditing sounds like the better option for me too, but I didn't really see what was included in the auditing.

You do still get all the exercises and instruction, just not have the option of posting your sessions and getting feedback. Is that correct?

I think it sounds like fun!

Kathy said...

What I read was that auditing you participate in the discussions and you see EVERYTHING, you just do not post your own videos, but you get the same assignments and can ask questions, etc....it all looked exactly the same minus posting videos, but we could post for each other, anyone who want to do it ;-)

Diana said...

Yea Spring!! Those classes sounds great. What a good idea. Sorry about your hamstring. What a pain, LOL. I hope it gets better soon. Now we know why it takes so long for our dogs to heal.