2/21/2017

Extreme Fundation with Silvia

My second online class is Silvia's extreme foundation.

To be honest - I thought Niah and I will drop out from this class.. because the first lesson was verbal que proofing and teaching cik vs. cap,  In-in vs. Out..
it was the hardest thing to teach... 
Niah actually knows well about Right and Left command because I make him to spin to both direction so we became very good at it. 
but I gave up on using cik/cap command at trial already, because I always get confused and not telling right command to him.. so I have been only using cik cik for all tight turn, and mostly using my body que to tell which way to turn.

Of Cause_ Niah wouldn't know the command if I don't use it correctly. 

First 2 weeks was a bit too hard - I didn't enjoy the lessons at all.
but we are taking baby steps on verbals cues and we are slowly getting better every time. 
Looks like I just need to keep on practice and be consistent in que!!!


2nd lesson gets a bit more fun -practicing come to hand - obstacle discrimination!
such a fun exercise and Niah and I LOVEd this :D exactly what we needed to practice!!

2/10/2017

2017 Our agility plan!

My 2017 started with full of training plans and I have now on going 3 online classes! 
Ambitious plan but so far, I am in control and enjoying little play with Koto and Niah. 

I am not a dog trainer or agility handler as I dream but I love playing with dogs and training Koto and Niah lift my life and I want to keep on learning even they are getting older.   We always have some topic to train, and when we crush on a problem, we just need to move on and try to fix that problem by happy training.  Most importantly, we need to keep on moving and never give up on those issues.  So here we have 3 lessons!!   

But started with a year with "a real life- training" at last weekend, I attend Australian agility instructor's workshop - and it was fun and made me think of a lot of detail of handling.  Megan gave me a great tips, especially for the fraction moment of connecting with dogs, and early que, handler's location, etc.. a lot of details to think about when I am running at the course. It was such a nice seminar. 

2017年は頭に中に入りきれない程の沢山の課題があるのです:)
ちょっと野心的すぎたかなと思いながらも、今 3つのオンラインクラスをやっています。
私はあんまり良いトレーナーじゃないし、夢に描く様なハンドラーでもなくていつも課題が多いのですが、前進するには本当に練習のみ。琴とニアはどんどん年をとって行くけど壁にぶつかったら一緒に、楽しみながら解決していくしかないんですよね、経験して覚えて行くいくしかないのですよね。諦めない事が一番大切。 

先週 オーストラリアのトレーナーのメーガンベルさんのワークショップに参加してきました。普段オンラインで練習しているので こうやって細かいハンドリングの指導をして頂けるのは本当にうれしいし、勉強になります。犬とのコネクション、ハンドラーのロケーション、速めのクロス、一人の先生からずっと教えてもらうのではなく、色々な人に色々なセオリーを教えてもらうのはとても大切だとおもいます。いいとこ、自分に会う所取り!かなり勉強になったセミナーでした。


I am still taking handling class with Zeljko. 
He is the best instructor I have ever had,  we improved so much from his comment, thinking of handling, comparing handling choices-  I will definitely continue to learn from him until he is available.   Niah is awesome with Zeljko's course.  He can run most of very complicated courses. Here is one of the lesson from January.  

それから まだジェリコとのクラスも続けています。彼はインストラクションは本当にはっきりしてて、ストレートで良い所はいい!良くないときは もうぜんぜんだめ!!って感じで白黒ハッキリしてくれるので、本当に解りやすい。お陰でニアも私もかなり難しいコースも走れる様になってきたし、タイミングやニアの良い所、ダメな所、本当にはっきりしてきた。 相変わらず課題が多いけど、彼がインストラクターをしてくれるかぎり続けて行くつもりです。



1/30/2017

First time ever on Boat at Lake Eucambane.







Our 5days of holiday at the Lake Eucumbane, near mount kosciuszko national park!
I remember, I was cooking constantly! most of the time and meal was delicious!! 
But I was expecting to cook BIG trout, because we were there for finishing and first time ever for Koto and Niah to be on a boat!! 

Unfortunately, we didn't catch anything in 4 days of fishing, because of the water temperature was too warm and all fishes stayed very deep in the bottom of the lake. 
so sadyly, after 3 -4 days of struggle - we had no fish for dinner,  No fishy treats for Koto and Niah. but we all really did enjoyed swimming in beautiful lake.

Niah was so scared of boat at 1st day, but he got used to it next day :D Silly boy.
Koto was like a little captain, she enjoyed Australian summer breeze whole time . 





1/29/2017

nearly end of January, but HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 :)






Super late happy new year 2017!! Hope you had great new years.

December and January was like a marathon, I had a so much work to do and I nearly forgot about my blog! I actually upgrade my accounting software, which is awesome, I feels like I have a good robot who can manage all the job that I was spending too much time.   To make this new good robot to work, I needed to do 6 month of data entry… which made my new year 2017 a little chaotic. 

My work is busier and busier everyday – so I am actually happy and right now, I do not worried about anything small.  Means No stress.
All I care at the moment is Koto and Niah are good and healthy, Koto is starting to swim, jogging and playing again

I really hope you are doing well and having a good start of the year like us!