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!