Onyx and Running Dog Walk

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Running dog walks (RDW).  To do or not to do.  For those of us who have trained one it becomes addicting and we want to train all of our dogs to have one.  For those of us who have trained one it can be frustrating to train one because it can take a long time and sometimes that’s all we get with the dog.  We never get the additional behaviors one would like–turns, lateral distance, […]

2016 IFCS WAC Biathlon Jumping Analysis

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At the recently completed 2016 IFCS WAC the last full course Luna and I ran was the biathlon jumping course on Sunday.  It was a clean run for us and good enough to be 8th fastest which helped us finish 7th overall in the biathlon event.  However, when I looked at the times of the dogs above me, the top dogs were a full 2 seconds faster than Luna and I.  After watching our run […]

Gamblers Challenges

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As I mentioned in yesterday’s post Gamblers is always a course that I have to worry about if it matters for something. Some of the joker challenges are definitely doable for us, but then there are some that are definitely a challenge. Over the next 2 months I really need to be working on these distance challenges so that we will be better prepared for what we face in The Netherlands in April. Our biggest challenge in […]

Training Onyx

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It has been said that you get the exact dog you need in your life at that moment.  That each dog comes into your life to teach you something new.  Well, despite being just a little over 2 years old, Onyx has taught me a ton in a short amount of time.  The main lesson she has taught me is that I’m a horrible dog trainer and that I need to become a better trainer […]

The “Holmberg Double” Challenge

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Before I begin, let me say this.   I’m only using the name as a shorthand way of describing the challenge in two A3 courses the judge, Peter Holmberg, designed from a competition last weekend in Europe.  It is in no way ascribing the challenge’s origination to him. In the 2 course maps below, one for A3 small and one for A3 medium, there is a fairly unique challenge (obstacles #6 & #7) that I had never seen before […]