Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Some weeks everything goes a little better then the week before-LOVE THAT!

What a busy week, figured I would catch ya all up on what we have been doing this week!

LIZZIES EYE UPDATE:
The best news of the week is that even though it was a long week making sure that poor Lizzie got her eye drops every four hours around the clock, making sure she was quiet, and worst of all keeping that big donut on her head....it all seems to have paid off and Lizzies eye is looking pretty durn good. I think she is going to be fine, but she has to stop fighting with shelties, you gotta know they are spunky and will always get the best of anyone!

FRIENDS CAME TO VISIT:
Pam from San Diego came to visit and play some agility with her dogs Bandit, Twix, and Isabelle:

THE DOGS WERE PRETTY SMART AND KNEW HOW TO STAY IN THE SHADE:


TRAINING:

WHOO HOOOO! I am LOVING Sylvia Trkmans long distance Agility Foundation class. Cricket is doing really well with the cik/cap turns, which are a fancy way to cue collection and a tight turn on a jump, it really is pretty cool. I will try to get some video-I love watching cricket do her cik/cap turns because she powers out of the turns so well and turns so tight around the jump stantions, she seems to really get it and tonight at class she actually did a few cik/cap turns in a course and I could see her add in a short stride and was really able to make some great tight turns.

As far as the aframe I have been able to fade off all the props from the aframe but added on a stride regulator right at the top of the contact zone, just to get her to stretch a fraction of an inch further down and I had lowered the aframe to 5 ft again. Tonight in class Cricket worked on a new aframe (new to her), sequenced before and after the aframe-and we were working in the dark. She did the aframe twice, and it was not perfect but you know it was looking ok and I really think we are almost there. I have worked on this aframe for a long time, and hopfully the next time I need to do an aframe it will go a lot quicker, but hey I am feeling pretty good about the aframe now.

13 comments:

Priscilla said...

Sooo glad to hear that Lizzie's eye is so much better!

Sounds like Silvia Trkman is pretty popular around blogger buddies!! I haven't seen her agility stuff but her heeling videos are so good!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

I have been wondering about Lizzie's eye and I am so glad that it is healing well!

Very cool that Pam and her dogs came to visit you again! Wish we could visit you too!

Cricket looks so great! She is destined to have the most amazing aframe - all due to your training!!

Sara said...

Wow! Love Cricket's A-frame. Her stride is incredible. Great job!

Glad to hear that Lizzie is on the mend. Poor girl.

Sagira said...

Glad to hear that her eye is doing better.

I thought of you, they announced a winter camp here in Ohio. Linda Mecklenburg, Karen Holik, Mary Ellen Barry, and Jennifer Crank will be doing it.

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

I think she's looking great, especially that first aframe!

Epicurus said...

Great news Kathy!

Diana said...

I was finally able to see the video. I tried multiple times yesterday. I think its my compter. Anyway, looks great!!

So glad Lizzie eye is getting better!

Marie said...

I'm so glad that you're having a better week! Cricket's looking amazing as usual...

Geraldine said...

Love Cricket's A frame she looks like a super, flying agility dog now

Elli the cat said...

Lizzie, I'm sure glad your eye is better--- hope your mom doesn't try to make you wear glasses! But no telling, after she made you wear that donut thingey. Cricket, you really run fast! That A-frame thing looks real tall, of course, not as tall as the trees I climb in, but for a dog, that's real good.

Morganne said...

Wow! She looks great! Is Cik Cap cued with a combination of cues or just verbal?

Cynthia said...

I'm so glad Lizzie's eye is doing better!

Jules said...

I am so glad Lizzie's eye is on the mend!!