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Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   05-28-2014, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Adara
We started our foundation class at about 9 months...

We started our foundation class at about 9 months I think, but a few were six months. I would find a GOOD foundation class. The obstacles are easier to teach then "the dance" of how to get from A to...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   04-16-2014, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Adara
We had a "sad" at agility Monday night. First run...

We had a "sad" at agility Monday night. First run Flirt was pokey and sniffed which is unlike the new Flirt. The instructor asked what I did to her :) The next run she was normal. Thankfully each...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   03-02-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Adara
well hot diggitty dog - we are making progress....

well hot diggitty dog - we are making progress. Flirt had a fantastic Exc Std run and took 2nd. Ran almost 4 yps

flirt exc std 3 2 14 - YouTube...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   02-06-2014, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Adara
I've bookmarked them but not followed them yet

I've bookmarked them but not followed them yet
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   02-06-2014, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Adara
Chutes and tunnels and tires oh my....eekgads,...

Chutes and tunnels and tires oh my....eekgads, Envy's agility class is moving at such a fast pace. Enjoyable but at times I panic that we are behind. Last night we shaped:
Chute barrel
Tunnel
Tire...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   01-21-2014, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Adara
Thought I'd share the drills we did at class last...

Thought I'd share the drills we did at class last night with Flirt's class. She's in advanced class but not masters and got combined with masters. We worked on finding the backs of jumps since it's...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   01-06-2014, 09:06 PM
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Posted By Adara
Envy and I are up to 6 poles in our 2x2 training...

Envy and I are up to 6 poles in our 2x2 training using Mary Ellen Barry's method. Right now we have a set of 2 poles about 3 ft in front of a set of 4. We will continue clock entries and then I'll...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   01-05-2014, 09:31 PM
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Posted By Adara
GLORIOUS WEAVE POLES. Flirt and I trialed 3 times...

GLORIOUS WEAVE POLES. Flirt and I trialed 3 times last year and once she got hurt. I spent the last few months retraining weaves trying to teach a collection cue, then got my 2x2s. MAGIC. I do...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   12-29-2013, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Adara
Tiny brag - 4 poles chasing a ball. Envy has...

Tiny brag - 4 poles chasing a ball. Envy has little toy drive in training so we've been working hard. We're doing Mary Ellen Barry's 2x2 method

envy 4 poles ball 12 29 13 - YouTube...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   12-24-2013, 12:11 AM
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Posted By Adara
"OMG her NOSE IS SO HIGH - she is SO BIG" "Oh...

"OMG her NOSE IS SO HIGH - she is SO BIG"
"Oh SUBTLE is NOT in her vocabulary"

My agility instructor showed me how to get tighter turns with flirt a wrap and it's the first time she's used food...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   12-17-2013, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Adara
Ok, we are ready. We meaning me of course. I'm...

Ok, we are ready. We meaning me of course. I'm re-debutting Flirt next year. My goal was February but I just found a January trial. We'll see how class goes next week. We had a horrific weave...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   12-12-2013, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Adara
I have a love/hate relationship with Envy's...

I have a love/hate relationship with Envy's class. I called and asked about that class when Flirt was a puppy and got scared cuz the trainer is a world team trainer...WHY WHY did I get scared! Flirt...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   12-04-2013, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Adara
I am loving Envy's agility class and kicking...

I am loving Envy's agility class and kicking myself for not switching when Flirt was a puppy which was my original plan. We worked on body awareness today. She learned the wobble board and 3 bosu...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   12-03-2013, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Adara
Guess who got Weave COMPLIMENTS at class last...

Guess who got Weave COMPLIMENTS at class last night! Oh yes she did...not just Flirt but ME TOO. The other students were late so I mentioned to the instructor we'd started the 2x2s. Everyone in class...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-28-2013, 07:36 PM
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Posted By Adara
Not sure if anyone uses a travel board to train...

Not sure if anyone uses a travel board to train 2o2o but thought I'd share how we use it. First I taught the paw touch. Then I shaped her for a bit to get on 2o2o without it just to get her use to...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-27-2013, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Adara
Channels are great. I taught Gabby with a trainer...

Channels are great. I taught Gabby with a trainer and she did them until her arthritis flared up. Channels are not so good if you make mistakes on your own, keep them open too long, don't make it...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-27-2013, 01:22 PM
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Posted By Adara
Sounds like a great trainer!!! Better to start...

Sounds like a great trainer!!! Better to start your distractions now in the beginning! She'll quickly learn to stay on no matter what you are doing. I'm doing this with Envy and her travel board. We...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-27-2013, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Adara
Oops I should have posted we are doing Mary Ellen...

Oops I should have posted we are doing Mary Ellen Barry's method and there is NOT a DVD :( A nice article but no DVD. I'm really going to be relying on instructor help with Envy. I figure I can't...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-26-2013, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Adara
I got my 2x2s!! Woohoo. We are training them...

I got my 2x2s!! Woohoo. We are training them after the New Year IN class for Envy but of course I couldn't resist so I'm trying Flirt and Havoc. I wish I had a DVD vs an article with pics because I'm...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-23-2013, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Adara
I do a 2o2o and release early. I can't imagine...

I do a 2o2o and release early. I can't imagine trying to teach a dobe a running contact. It's past my skill level :) Even my Vizslas with speed stride over it. BUT we never did it the way you are...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-21-2013, 11:17 PM
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Posted By Adara
You are probably doing weavomatics? Are they...

You are probably doing weavomatics? Are they slanted? Channels are wide open and straight. There are on a million plus one ways to teach them :)

Sounds like you guys are doing great and having...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-20-2013, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Adara
We have new homework for weaves. My instructor...

We have new homework for weaves. My instructor says Flirt just isn't even attempting to collect to get in the right spot. when she's in, she FLIES. She's going to try to "band aid" the problem. I'm...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-12-2013, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Adara
have you tried rewarding her after 2 obstacles...

have you tried rewarding her after 2 obstacles and breaking the sequence down?
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-12-2013, 07:57 PM
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Posted By Adara
At class last night my instructor commented at...

At class last night my instructor commented at how well Flirt weaves ONCE she gets in the weaves. She just throws herself in any pole so we are going back to the very very basics. This is the shaping...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   10-15-2013, 03:26 PM
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Posted By Adara
ok I love the Linda M footwork for the front...

ok I love the Linda M footwork for the front cross at least. I tried one at class last night and it gets my weight shifted on the correct foot, gets me to finish the cross and MOVE at lightening...
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