This past weekend we competed in Klamath Falls and had a wonderful time ! It was such a nice venue with nice surface and everyone was sooo friendly and kind !! The drive was through the mountains and just gorgeous- we stopped on the way home saturday for some hiking. Spoiled in the best way.The dogs had 12 runs total with four 1st places, two 2nd places and a QQ. 🙂 Mayhem earned 1st and 2nd in master jumpers. Zae got 1st place in premier jumpers and standard on saturday and a QQ sunday with 1st in standard and 2nd in jumpers. More importantly, had really nice moments in the ring with both dogs. Mayhem’s ring stress was almost completely gone in one of his runs and it was a blast to run him like that. Zae is having really brilliant moments and is beginning to find his stride a bit more. We’re still learning to be a connected team on course but with not training or competing I am quite pleased with where we are at. His contacts his weekend were so lovely too. Something that I am wanting to train and should be able to soon now that we are acquiring some equipment again. 🙂 Back to training now !
Also, I am now available for private lessons in Medford. 🙂 Contact me to set something up.
Lately I have been working on some ‘heel upgrades’ with Zae. Doing so by playing around with little things seeing what we can do and what works best for us. The ultimate goal in mind is always to clean up and make his heel even sharper. I also decided to start to actually train a fun go to heel position.. still in very beginning stages but I am pleased so far. Also, very happy with how sharp Zae’s turns are getting as I was looking to get cleaner, crisper 90° turns with him.
This little trick is a behavior I never ever actually trained with Zae. I asked him to do it one day and from there we just started doing it. 🙂 He was just able to quickly figure it out because of all the foundation skills we train. I am intending to use this behavior to further clean up his heel. In the end, I want those sharp turns with a dog who stays nice and parallel to me. I am also hoping it will help him pay more attention to details like my legs instead of just staring up at me with his goofy face and not paying true attention 😋 The beauty is in the details – training dogs is so fun !
I am currently accepting more online students ! This includes one-on-one personal classrooms with custom learning modules and feedback. Let me know what you want to learn or improve and let’s get to work. 🙂
I have an upcoming class that I am teaching beginning in May in the Medford area. Please contact the respective business hosting the class to sign up.
Fit Paws/Canine Conditioning
@ Prodogz Dog Training in Medford, OR
This course provides basic canine conditioning exercises that also get your dog thinking. The exercises and skills practiced in this course will require the dog uses his brain to problem solve all while he learns where his feet are and how to balance his body. These exercises in turn also create a confident dog who knows how to use his body. This is not a rehabilitation course but a fun way to increase your dogs fitness.
6:00pm – Thursdays – class runs for 4 weeks
I also offer a variety of ways to learn and work with me remotely online as well ! See Training for more information and don’t hesitate to Contact Me with any inquiries !
Also, hoping to have my own agility field set up soon – working on getting my equipment shipped over from Wisconsin ! 🙂