My parents are away at the Belgian shepherd World Championships in Slovinia this week so im looking after 10 of our dog's plus we have 2 boarding with us and all of the chickens sheep and horses and my sister although Nan is here to help with that bit. I've done between 6 and 7 hours teaching a day this week, tomorrow is a quiet day then Lee is here Saturday, another quiet day Sunday before Vyne Champ show on Monday wich im really looking forward to :)
I've been looking for something different to feed my dog's for a while now, im not happy with giving them grains which they can't digest but most foods that arn't grain based are very expensive. I have been in touch with Canagan this week who have agreed for me to be a stockist, this is a really good food which is meat made of completley digestable ingredients so im really hoping the dog's like it. I will be keeping a small amount in stock but if you would like me to order anything specially then I can and it will come the next day. I will also be suplementing it with mince and bone from my sponsors Raw 2 Paw.
I said in the last blog that I would be writing a bit about each of the dog's training so today I will do Flake and Zazu.
Flake is so lovely to work with, she's desperate to please and love's her toy's. I have taught her running contacts which went really well to start with but I think I did too much work on teaching her turns so she started to back off which isn't really what I want, I've managed to get her driving forward better again but her performance still wasn't as consistent as I would like so I decided to teach her a stopped contact as well. This gives me a consistent contact and a supper fast contact so the best of both. I was aiming to teach her to stop in a 2o2o position but she has decided that she prefers a 4 off lying down position which I am happy with. I've also been working on her jumping technique, being so small means she need's to have a good understanding of jumping even more than bigger dog's. I've been doing lot's of hill walking with her which has developed allot of muscle along her and has helped to get her moving and jumping in a better way which in turn is helping to develope more muscles in the right places. Here's a video of what I did with her yesterday.
Zazu is like a stroppy teenager at the moment but he's so funny I can't take him sereously. Last week weaving was he's strongest thing but he's getting impatient with the now and can't be bothered with staying in them, I think he needs to develop more strength to be able to do them well, im really pleased with his contacts. He seems to really understand what I want, I had moved his jumps up to standard and he was doing them ok but started to back off a bit so i've put them down again to build up his confidence. He's probably got another year to eighteen months until he is full muscled so I really don't want to push him. Here's a video of his training yesterday, there's more on my youtube channel.
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