Monday, February 28, 2011

Eight (8)

Todays number is braught to you by, Lilo the crazy Border Collie.

Haha. Yes the number eight (8) is apparently the number of choice today for Lilo. This weekend what her first time one a set of 12 weaves, at agility practice with our trainer. Those had the medal gates around them, so she did them like a champ. Well sence I've made my steel weaves, we've only had a chance to work on just 6. The sun really needs to start comeing out!

We'll today I pulled out the whole set of 12 in the drive way, yes i know Not suppost to on hard ground like that, but really im...we're going crazy, and we only ran a few times. lol. anyways, she was doing great, but then she thought it was fun to pop out at the eight pole everything. no mater which direction we were gong.
But she ended on a good note, so im happy. =)

We're also working on her Star line stay, cuz well, it REALY sucks! lol. She's just so impatien. lol. I guess i am too, but she did realy well our last few runs so im a happy girl today =)

Sorry no pics today.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Agility, Weaves, and Everythng in between

so yesterday i finally made my steel base weave poles (video on our YouTube) and i am sooooo pleased with how they turned out. We made two set of 6 poles. so i now have a set of 12 steel base weaves =)).

ya there awesome!

On a similar note, today we had agility practice. Once again Lilo never stops amazing me. She did an awesome job, if she did mess up ( like in the first hour of our three hour class) it was ALL my fault. But today was amazing for myself aswell, i got sooooo much help on my handling, and im realy starting to get the hang of it. And realy starting to understand everything.

The one thing ive been noticing , especially with the youtube world, that everyone is so ready to jump and help you and share there info on training the dog to do the equipment, but no one (minus a SMALL few) has ever jump to the oppertunity to help or give advice on handling. And to me training Lilo on the equipment is the easiest part. She's smart, she knows what i want, and she picks it all up very fast(even our agility trainer says all that EVERY time we have practice, shes so amazed at how fast she picks it all up). The hardest part to me is the handeling. I have researched, so many times, and have never found anything helpful, that i can understand at least, on learning how to handle correctly. It's hard, really it is. Esspecially when you are learning and training all on your own. Im so thankful for my trainer, she has been so helpful and i feel i am learning fast and just taking it all in. =)

enough of me babbleing. heres some more cute pics i though you'd enjoy. =)
also, go watch the video of the weaves, and watch tell the end, there a very cute... well.... three very cute surprises haveing fun in the very end of the video =)

this is what elle thinks of me
waking her up from a nap
with an annoying camera flash

oh stevie, you are just so cute

Friday, February 18, 2011

Oh My...

Where to start....

Flyball is going good, sorta. We had an amazing avaluation, everyone what so impressed with Lilo. We were posto be on a waiting list for two months tell they cleared some of the other newbs, but she said she didn't want us to wait that long. lol. She was scared we would change our minds about joining. lol, Yeah, Lilo's that good! lol who would have thought. BUUUTTTTT..... aside from our great evaluation, and our awesome very first practice as apart of the team, thats about as far as we have gotten with it. All due to our trainer fracturing her foot, and the weather playing games with us. The saturday will be week Three that has been canceled. It is VERY discuraging, like REALY...

But on a better note, we have been going to actual agility practices with our trainer. She is also very impressed with Lilo, and how much we have done all on our own. Makes me feel so pround, not only for Lilo but for myself aswell. =) I feel accomplished! Now we are just waiting for her to get her Agility Fundimental Class scheduled. I realy can not wait to get Lilo on some contacts! It's all so excited, i love learning. =)

Elle has been.... well just Elle i guess. She's in her first heat (shoot me now please). So she in confinded to the house aside from her walks an playing with us in the drive way. She seems very sad about being left out of our trips to the dog park or park in genrial. But she has a new BFF now. =) Let me introduce!::::::::::::

Steve French!
The Kitty Cat.
Don't ask about the name lol, its an inside joke. But isn't he adorable?! We found him in our friends back yard, filthy dirty, cover in mud and poo. And it appeard he had a kitty cold. So we braught him home, and it's was as if he's been here all along. The TV scared him a bit, so it seems he's been and outside kitty. But I realy honestly think, that he believes hes a dog! Him and Elle have become quite the team, battleing all day, taking naps together, cleaning eachother etc. lol, It's very cute to watch. =)

well thats about it for now, im tired, my eyes hurt... So i'll leave you with some majoir cutness....

Steve attacking Elle.