Swedish agility

Asa Emanuelssonさんのビデオ...

旦那様とお母さん と一緒に競技できるなんてほんと いい環境♥ 

wow~~ just wow! 
amazing video is from
Asa Emanuelsson, tight turn agility... so amazing to watch! 



Winter Solstice Beach

Last Sunday, Winter Solstice was here in Australia. 
The shortest day in the year is just finished. 
We are getting into the most coldest, and wet winter season
but the day will get longer from now on. 

We enjoyed our shortest day at the beach for two days in low! 
We missed coming to the beach :)




Feed back from Jouni no.1:)

1-8  & 18- 22 Course
8 - 17 Course
すごく細かく詳しい説明をして頂いて大感激 :)

Jouni sent me a very first comment to my practice video with Niah! 
It was such a good comment :) 
What I really need to practice are
1: My position on course and think of dog's line
2: Connection / Trust my dog (Retain Eye contact to re-connection)
4: Accurate timing to move my body
5: Speed and accuracy (Run!! and be where I should be) 
I really liked how he explained to me in detail, position, timing, how to improve it, how to connect with dog and explaining what is not suitable/and suitable.   
I love it!!  :) 
but hmm... Rain Rain Rain here.. Looks like we can't really train agility for awhile. 

And here is Jouni's comment
Thank you for your first video! Wow what a nice run!
Really great start with a nice turn at number 2 and a good acceleration after. Also the push & pull at number 4 very good but you could have send Niah to the push back a little bit earlier and then arrive earlier to the ketschker number 5.

The ketschker at number 5 is a bit late. Niah is already jumping and you haven´t really turned your body towards her. After this you have to spin around quickly in order to finish the move in time and continue towards the next obstacle. The same applies to jump number 7. You can start turning your upper body towards her already sooner when she is approaching the jump. This way you are already "half the way" finished with the ketschker as she takes off and you don´t have to spin as much as you do now. So you buy yourself more time by starting the movement earlier - the dog will know sooner that you want her to turn and you can quicker continue towards the next obstacle.

Again the push back number 8 very nice - I really like her jumping technique in the push backs like when you do the german at jump number 11 and 16. The german turn is faster at jump number 11. First of all she is very fast round the wing and jumps early. Second you got a wide turn after jump number 10 (the one instead of the weaves) when you did a blind cross after the layering. Your blind cross here is mistimed. If you pause the film when she lands from jump number 10 you can see that you haven´t even started the cross. She should know about the turn before taking off not when landing. In this situation I would recommend that you do a front cross instead of the blind cross. By doing a front cross you can tell about the turn earlier - change of tempo and turning your upper body towards her. Even if you use vocal cues for turns like this you should still do the front cross so that your vocals wont contradict your body signals. Blind cross better suites more straight forward lines.

When you do the layering you should try to move parallel to the dog´s path and not away from it as you do now. So what´s important here is your own position when the dog commits to the jump. Now you are too close to the far wing of the jump and you have to start running round the tunnel and change your own direction. From this position it would be more natural to continue running on the same side of the tunnel with the dog.

The ending is great! What a trust at jump number 20 when you do the blind cross and again she jumps great. But you can try to retain eye contact a bit earlier ;) She hit the wing at jump number 21. What you can try here is changing your own position more to the left (if you look at the video). So if you do the ketschker at jump number 21 don´t move so much behind the jump but stay between jumps 20 and 21 (when looking from the angle you have been filming).

All in all I think you did great but you can improve your timing (especially the ketschkers) as well as your positioning on the course (when you do the layering after jump number 14 and in the end when you do the ketschker in the push back situation).


Soccer fever!!

Watching World Cup every night on streaming reply since the game started. 
I love watching sports , it really gives me a strong motivation to be fit and go jogging with dogs!!
I really want to run as fast as possible at agility, I really want to be able to jogging with dogs much farther than I can do now! 

I started new online agility class with Swedish coaches, Jouni and Isabelle :) 
I am so inspired by their speed and accurate handling!  and what a surprise,
This little short 4 different course excesses are super!! Clearly showing different handling options by both of two with very clear instruction. 
So lucky that I found them!!

so here we are! we can only divide into small section to do this exercises. 
hopefully I can build this course somewhere and try entire course soon!

今朝の日本対ギリシャでは酷いストレスが溜まりましたが 、、仕方ない。。

速く走れうようになりたい!!! そういうモチベーションが上がるし、お陰で犬達とのジョギングの時間もどんどん伸びています。

ところで 最近新しいAgilityオンラインコースをはじめました。
大満足(^ ^) ウチの庭だけではこのコースは建てられませんが


Koto & Niah illustration by purple forest

これは可愛い♥ こんなイラストプレゼントされると本当に本当に嬉しいですね!
So so so cute!  Love them so much :)
I'm thinking of making a sticker or T-shirts!
Drawn by my big sister Mika
Website Link: http://purpleforest.info/gallery_top.html


Good move!

11 years old Japanese girl showing karate moves.
Wow, so beautiful to watch.
I really love how she finish the video with beautiful 11 years old girl's smile :) 

11 Year Old Girl Karate Champion in Japan! by thejapanchannel


Jumping long weekend

We had a long weekend for queens birthdays, and it was finally sunny here in Melbourne! 
Our backyard is still dry and grass is in a good conditions, yes! let's do agility.
Running contacts was good and fun, there was not much drama- :) 
so I did a lots of jumping practice, using Ann croft agility coach's happy hurdle course with both dogs. 

it was so much fun (^^)
So many things that I could learn from this little sequences.  
Bold and powerful koto can be easily beat by slow Niah by loosing time from super wide turns...yes..obvious!! but she did really well with tight circling turns, eventhough she hasn't done agility for 6 month. 
but I really didn't feel right with this handling and comfortable with spinning around like an that with dogs like that! Looks pretty awful, and not creating nice dog's line.. 
Its also difficult to set up course exactly like this map since our backyard is very limited...but I could set up a little bit better?
うちの庭は物干竿や水道口、木など色いろあるのでしかたないのですが コースのセットアップにも納得いかず。

So I decided to handle in different way. To do so, I needed to re-teach treadle. 
yeah... it's important to keep teaching those skills regularly... 
But I haven't done that for awhile! Still very awkward and I need to keep practicing, especially with my feet point, and shoulder, chest...

And here is 2 different way of handling in this course.
wow.. After putting much effort of re-teaching treadle... The time was almost identical!  
Just Rear cross in the end did made him tight turn and earn a second to finish. 
Very interesting!!!