Jag kör handlerträning den 27:e på Hundspectra i agilityhallen mellan 19-21. Två platser kvar... obs hinderbana framme om någon vill kombinera med något annat!
I did two exercises to day that I have to write down, so that I remember what difference they made.
The first one was simply about gaining speed in the delivery. Sitting the dog down, asking them to grip a dummy, leaving and doing a recall with delivery. Not complicated, not long distance, just keep the dummy in the mouth and doing a quick delivery.
The second one was a bunch of dummies in a ditch, (so that the first was blind) sitting the dog a few meters in front. Blowing a stop, sending them back, out, searching picking up and delivery. Then making the same thing longer and longer and longer. And all of a sudden the one (Hylsa) who has had been unsure or fiddling with the pickups made a fast a speedy delivery!!!
👍🏻😅😝😀 sooooo happy to give her the pieces she was lacking 🥰🥰🥰
What I love with this puppy is her eagerness to please and find solutions. She and I have had a different opinion about one thing the last two days, but she’s been working all days to figure it out. Even when we’re not working, or especially when we are not working. She wants to please. Most dogs do, but the way they do it differs and you might have to listen in carefully to se it. But with this one it’s so obvious, simple and you just have to smile or nod to reward her ❤️ #obediencetraining #chesapeakebayretrieverpuppy #retriever #retrieverpuppy #puppytraining #6monthsold
I think of showing dogs as a dance. A dance where the judge dictate when and where - but it’s my dance, with my partner - my dog. I can do this dance with three different goals:
- to please the judge (impossible to be successful in as the judge doesn’t judge my dancing)
- to train my dog, make it confident, happy, feeling important (do not expect to win the show when doing this - it’s not a competition it’s all about your dog, your partner when you have this approach)
- to win the competition (but to be able to focus on this you will have to be so confident in your moves. And the dog will not be your focus, so you will either have to have a super confident partner or it will have to be neglected...)
You can not have several focuses in a dance. Well you can, but you will feel like you’re failing over and over again. Focus on one thing at a time - feel satisfied with that and when you feel confident enough, go on to the next goal.
And dance with your dog! Your partner in the ring. You will lead and he will follow. The judge dictate when and where - but it’s your dance! You have paid for the judges opinion, but with out you there will be no show.
This is your time, take it! Own it! ❤️
We are giving up! During 2018 we have foun out that the need in our veins for a #English Springer spanie is too big 🤪 So now we are planning for a really interesting litter this spring. Out of Pussentorpets Xmas Bell and Sieger's Money Talks. A huge thank you to Marina Larsson and Kari Larsdotter Hansson who let us borrow this #huntingspaniel so that we can restart 🥰 and to Vibe Borregaard Madsen and Jessie Henriette Borregaard Madsen who let us use their amazing male and make this exciting litter!
To be very clear - Martin and his gun longs for more action! And the retriever trials is very much obedience and no hunting. And Becca, well she’s hunting for herself and that’s not really an option nor practical. And we don’t have the grounds for a Brittany. So back to square one - Spaniels! And there’s a reason we used to have a bunch of Springers, 14 adults to be exactly 😅
So now I will have my retrievers that I (Robyn) can compete with and Martin will have his spaniels to do the same with. I can’t do a field trial with spaniels, my body doesn’t cope with the terrain. Pointers was hard as well, but the retrievers is manageable for me. But training spaniels is fun, great fun. Especially the young ones, so I’m equally excited for us ‘going back to ESS’.
About Rox, the bundle of energy that we have the honour to borrow for a litter: we did a screening of her litter mates and her as a puppy, and she was such a keen worker, so much spaniel - though I wasn’t sure she would gain motor enough to become great. She obviously did get that motor and energy!
I’m sure she will share that with her offspring ❤️. The father, well for Rox, he was a given choice! And he is a true spaniel, keen to cooperate and always happy, and a beautiful springer as well.
To that we add A hips and an index of 110. A line breeding of 1,7% on
DK UCH, LU CH, NO UCH, NORD V-07, SE U(U)CH, WW-10 Siegers Extra Point, who was the first European dog to win best of breed within the ESS breed at Crufts!
Vi ger upp! Under 2018 har vi konstaterat att behovet li bodet, så det blir English Springer spaniel igen 🤪
Så nu planerar vi en riktigt intressant kull i vinter/vår. Mamma blir Pussentorpets Xmas Bell ’Rox’ och pappa blir Multi Ch Sieger's Money Talks. Ett gigantiskt tack till Marina Larsson och Kari Larsdotter Hansson som låter oss låna denna ’jaktidiot’ till tik, så att vi kan starta om. Och ett STORT tack till Vibe Borregaard Madsen och Jessie Henriette Borregaard Madsen som låter oss använda detas fantastiska hane och göra denna spännande kull!
För att vara riktigt tydlig - Martin och hans skjutgalna finger längtar efter mer action! Och retrieverproven är mycket lydnad och ingen jakt. Och Becca, ja, hon jagar lite väl mycket för sig själv (det vore ju kul om hon kom-ihåg vem hon jagade med 🤪😝) och det är inte riktigt ett alternativ eller praktiskt. Och vi har inte mark nog till en Breton, hur mycket jag än brinner för den rasen.
Så tillbaka till ruta ett - spaniels! Och det finns en anledning som vi brukade ha en massa Springerar, 14 vuxna som mest för att vara exakt 😅
Så nu har jag mina älskade retriever som jag (Robyn) kan tävla med och Martin kommer att få sina spaniels att göra detsamma med. Jag kan inte göra en jaktproven eller fältarbetet med spaniels, min kropp klarar inte av terrängen. Stående fågelhund var också svårt, men retriever är hanterbart för mig. Men träningen av spaniel är kul, jättekul. Särskilt de unga, så jag är lika exhalterade över att vi ska gå tillbaka till ESS som Martin! Bara jag slipper dra underull 😜
Om Rox, hon är ett helt knippe av energi som vi har den äran att låna för en kull: Vi gjorde en test på hennes kullsyskon och enne som en valpar, och hon var så pigg på jobb, så mycket spaniel - fast jag var inte säker på hon skulle få tillräckligt med motor för att bli bra. Hon fick givetvis både motor och energin! Jag är säker på att hon kommer att dela det med sina avkommor ❤️.
Fadern, till just Rox, var han ett givet val! Och han är en sann spaniel, samarbetsvillig och alltid glad, och som bonus är han vacker också.
Till det lägger vi till A höfter och ett index på 110. En linjeavel om 1,7% på
DK UCH, LU CH, NO UCH, NORD V-07, SE U (U) CH, WW-10 Siegers Extra Point, som var den första europeiska ESS att vinna BIR på Crufts!
The feeling when the first baby rabbit 🐰 begins to move around with mummy ❤️❤️❤️ Unfortunately I didn’t catch it on camera #babyrabbit #queenSilviaoftheRabbits #englishspringerspaniel #ESS #spanieltraining #gundogs #gundogtraining
Indoors training for dogs between the computer work for me trying to process 5,10 and 15 years of data from different countries and different dog breeds for the Breed clubs. #obedience #puppytraining #braccoitaliano #chesapeakbayretriever #darkdecember
I find it quite interesting how we often dissect the retrieve in the beginning but other parts we just expect the dog to grip as a whole. Like jumping a fence with a dummy or a bird in their mouth. We add weight and with that we make the dogs unbalanced, but we rarely train them either to jump, land, balance extra weight or jump with the extra weight. We just expect them to cope with the difficulties.
So with our young dog, and the others too, technique training is the basic way to begin the training towards jump a fence with a weight in the mouth.
1. Take off is the beginning and divided into
b) take off
So you begin with making the dog go from sit to pushing upwards. Most easily with a treat or a toy over the head.
2. Take off over something - just anything small. The point is to exercise the push off, nothing else.
3. Jump up to a new level - it’s still pushing, not height that is of interest. So use small things around you for the dog to jump up to from sit.
4. Keep balanced after pushing off - from sit, over or on to something and then into sit again. Slow movements- balance not speed!
5. Landing - sit, jump, sit is one sequence jumping down into sit is another.
6. Jumping a small fence from sit to sit.
7. Add small weight into this process.
8. Add more weight
9. Add the expected weight
10. Add a few steps - a little distance, and with that you whether you thought of it or not, you add speed.
11. Cavaletti/severs tiny obstacles in a row still trotting
12. Gymnastics jumping 2 or more fences so close together that no steps are allowed in between. Jumping into a jump
13. Jumping sequences, one or two steps are allowed in between jumps (like before but removing one fence or two in between the others in the row of jumps.
14. Sit-jump-sit-turn left or right
15. Like above but add a stop after the turn
16. Like above but add a new jump after the stop
18. Add distance and with that speed
We have a lot to work on 🤪😅🥰
Well all of us write here, both humans and dogs ;) At least that was the plan but it seems it´s mostly me Robyn who´s attached to the keyboard...