Thursday, January 21, 2010


When you live in California experiencing winter is like giving birth*; you suffer a great deal during the week or so that it lasts, but as soon as it's over you see the sun and forget what a horrible experience it was.  Until the next winter brings all the memories tumbling back.

This winter I feel like octomom.  We have a series of storms coming through that has essentially put a stop to all dog training (yet somehow I still have to work!  It just doesn't seem fair.)  I can't even let my dogs out in the back yard to potty because it's so wet and muddy.

During a moment of relative calm I managed to get the dogs out for a practice.  I was pretty happy with Rammy's dogwalks.  We only did 4 because they were going so well I didn't want to risk getting a bad one. 

You can see the what the strong winds did to the poor jumps in the video.

012110 - Rammy running from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.

Wasn't so happy with our a-frames today.  Rammy, can't you put in ONE more stride?  Sheesh!

012110 - Rampage Running a-frame from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.

We also do some trick training in the few weeks of winter we have in California (which is the only time I do it and why I'm not very good at it.)  Rammy and Icon demonstrate holding a piece of PVC pipe.

Hold it! from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.

*So I've heard.  I've never actually given birth myself.


  1. Love that you're getting the dogs ready for their MACH pole. But I've been wondering...what are those yellow lines in front of the a-frame?

  2. They're extension cords for the lights. I don't even notice them anymore.

  3. Rammy's aframe looks great - can't wait to read about his debut!