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Tag: Encore

Final Touches

Posted on 09/11/09 27 Comments Encore at 5 weeks of age already owned my heart.

Well, Encore and I leave on Sunday for the World Championships in Austria. I have chosen to drive to Montreal in order to get a direct flight for her. I really prefer when flying such a long distance that my dog has no plane transfer to endure (especially if it is in a city that […]

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Catching Up to Last Week

Posted on 08/11/09 11 Comments

So back from the USDAA regional last weekend and I will write about it later, but for now I am going to post the last of my Canadian Nationals videos. This is the 2 standard classes that where offered. Take a look at the standard courses here Neither course was a “gimme” for …

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Looking for Clues in a Jumpers Debacle

Posted on 08/05/09 35 Comments

Very few of my runs are “flawless.”  I do have screw ups just like anyone else, but at last weekend’s Canadian Nationals I had a lulu of a fiasco, the likes of which I have not experienced in a while. Encore and I are pretty solid in our teamwork so when she has a …

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Harvesting the Fruits of Training

Posted on 08/04/09 6 Comments

Back in November of last year I wrote about how I felt the need to work on my dog’s Gambling Skills. The post was called “Getting Old Fashioned”. My winter project was to grow my dog’s skills so that the Gamblers class was not going to turn my stomach at a regional or national …

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AAC Nationals Steeplechase

Posted on 08/04/09 15 Comments

Well the 9th Canadian National Agility Championships have been put to bed. No I did not “win” the overall championship, but I did have a great weekend.  The event was really well run, the organizers thought of just about everything, right down to having packages of  “Sham-Wow” rags at each ring! The readers digest version […]

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Canadian Nationals Agility Championships

Posted on 07/29/09 5 Comments Twister, Buzz & Stoni capturing 2 first every Canadian National Championships

This morning we head up to Ottawa for the Canadian National Agility Championships.  This would be the ninth year for this event. It is different than any other National Championship that I am aware of, not only in that consistency is crucial, but also the dog’s ability to do Gamblers is critical as well.  You […]

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Summer Afternoon In Canada

Posted on 07/24/09 30 Comments

It is a lazy Friday afternoon (if there is such a thing around here). I just did some training after taking a bunch of phone calls from all of you. Yes, I was manning the phones the last 2 days. Fun . . . for a change. Anyway I am working on a video for […]

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Slowing Things Down

Posted on 07/22/09 17 Comments jumpers final

I felt a little badly that my last post was all about Encore while Feature had a great weekend at Canada Cup herself. So to alleviate some guilt, I had to post Feature’s run for you all as well. Just so you know this isn’t just some narcissistic indulgence, I decided to set up the video as […]

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Perfection

Posted on 07/20/09 22 Comments

I don’t have a lot of time today, tons to do before Tuesday, but I had to post this run from the weekend. Canada Cup was again fantastic.  My dogs were amazing, as a handler, I let them down in the early rounds but we pulled it together when it counted and won 3 of […]

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More from the NW Regionals

Posted on 07/06/09 5 Comments

I hope you all received the newsletter that I sent out earlier today where I wrote about the Contact Seminar I gave out west. If not, sorry, I don’t know if I can re-send it. If you are signed up to the newsletter and you didn’t get this installment it could be that your server […]

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