More slow motion Gummi!

Hi guys!

I have a couple of more jumping videos to show you.


Bend work. Here the jumps are set in a sort of fan shape and I need to turn and jump at the same time.


Here four jumps are set four meters apart, so I need to take one stride between the jumps. Mom didn’t place the phone very well, so only part of it is visible (will re-do this with another angle later).

Tonight is obedience class. We haven’t practiced much since Mom was away last week (we missed class and everything..) and she’s been a little busy this week. We’ll try to get some videos of the stuff we’re doing for obedience, too!

Kisses,
Gummi

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Jumping around!

We’re doing agilities again! Mom bought some more jumps so we can do lots of exercises at home. Here are a couple of days worth of jumping technique training. It probably looks boring but it’s FUN (I get great rewards – often my Boomer Ball). It’s all about teaching you to evaluate the jump(s) in front of you and jump correctly, that way you build jump muscles AND learn to prevent injuries.

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Set point


Mom did the comments in Norwegian, might re-post it later with English comments, but the point of the comments is: the Boomer Ball is making me a leetle too focused on the reward so I.. ahem.. stop thinking.. And then later when I fall I’m a little scared and she makes it a bit easier for me to re-build my confidence.

Mom will be away all week, but may post some photos and stuff from last week if she has the time. She’ll be doing a field course in marine biology and will most likely keep busy. I’ll keep the couch warm!

Kisses,
Gummi

Agility Camp Part III (the new stuff I tried)

Like I’ve mentioned I hadn’t tried any agility before we left for camp. Mom did this on purpose as we wanted to see how they thought it should be trained from the beginning. It’s so easy to do stuff on your own and then regret the method you chose and want to do it differently… The downside was we couldn’t do much of the handling work because he had to learn the obstacles, the upside is we can start with correct handling from the start (theoretically at least).

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The first thing we tried were jump grids. This is a basic grid, five equally spaced jumps/bumps. The jump grids are designed to help the dogs learn to judge the distance and their speed, when to jump and how to jump with the least possible strain on the body.

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This is called set point – a bump and then an upright or an oxer (an oxer tends to help them jump better).

We also started learning the weaves by Susan Garretts 2 by 2 method
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For now it’s just a matter of running through the first gate from different directions.

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Mmm.. the ball tastes of vanilla!

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We started on the contacts – here we’re trying the running contacts method.

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..and the see-saw.

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Here we want him to stop with two paws on and two paws off (2o2o), ideally we wanted him to be able to play tug and keep his hind legs on the see-saw, but that was a bit tricky in the beginning so we switched to treats.

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He had a hard time stopping in time when he got a bit of speed, but at lower speeds he did fine. Lots to work at!

Agility Camp part II (new friends)

On Tuesday the camp started for real. We’d driven down to the farm the day before so we wouldn’t get lost. As it turns out we did anyway. More or less. We’d not driven all the way there, but stopped when we got to the final part of the instructions (turn right and it will be the first house on your right). So instead of turning right we’d just turned home. Turns out it wasn’t that easy. Thankfully we were 3 cars driving behind each others as there was yet another turn to the right (and the house turned up on the left).. without the others driving ahead of us we’d probably have given up. But we got there!

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The theory parts were done inside, and we also ate lunch here.

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Out in the field! We were 10 participants, 6 from Norway and 4 from Sweden. Rather surprising since we were in the middle of Sweden. We thought we were crazy traveling that far, but on the other hand the others were on a higher level than us. Actually none of them had done no agility (like us).

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Gummi spent some of his time between action in his crate with the crate fan on and sometimes he’d sit outside with me. Often we needed several sets of hands (altering hight or holding dogs or rewards for instance) and had to keep them crated, but he did get to sit and watch a bit, too. And of course you’d walk them to warm up and such before doing any activity. They suggested about 20 minutes walking as a good warm-up in most cases.

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Daisy (Australian Kelpie)

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Just like my kelpie buddy Freia she made some silly faces! BOL!

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This is Thea the Sheltie

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Penny the Cavalier King Charles spaniel

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A real cutie!

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Ask the Working Kelpie (Tim the Border Collie in the background)

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Bea a Golden x BC mix.

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This super cute Border Terrier came one of the evenings to do some handling work. His name is Dennis and he loved his Jolly Ball!

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They sold lots of fun toys there, too, so we just HAD to do some shopping 😉 You can never have too many fun toys, right?!

Tomorrow we’ll show you what *I* did!

Kisses, Gummi

A nice gift!

Mom and PA went to Sweden the other day – and even though they were only gone a few hours Mom came home with a pressie for me! See what I found outside:




Ok.. So you think I’m just a lazy pug? Huh?
I might be a senior pug now, but let me show you I still know how to do it!





I can’t wait to get up by the lake and play some more. Gotta do some more training with Mom to make her better at handling me and the camera at once. 😉

Big kisses,
Bajas

PeeEss: Mom is off sick from work because her footsies are still having some sort of inflammation thingie (probably from over exhaustion on the vacation) and she’s going crazy sitting STILL. At least she’s hardly ever leaving my side. 😉