PUPPY/YOUNG dog TRAINING:

Puppy Willa 3,5 months

Finally- time for puppy update! :DVideo of 3,5 month old Willa and her everyday adventures with her crazy family! Mostly our first weeks together were meant for socialization and playing, but we have also learned quite some tricks that improved her balance, proprioception and coordination. While "driving" a truck in reverse and multitasking with hind feet when holding a bottle, were just a cute behaviors we spontaneously developed during one of our sessions πŸ˜€ So, be prepared for a lot of malinois cuteness πŸ˜€

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Četrtek, 21. april 2016

RC TRAINING:

Malinois RC project - getting there 😁πŸ’ͺ Short training with Willa, focusing on discrimination & turns from DW ❀️

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Ponedeljek, 16. oktober 2017

Back home from Slovakia, but "boy" I could get used of training in this hall really easily 😍😁 Bad thing is that all videos I taped with go-pro were lost (if anybody with go-pro hero 5 has any idea why 3 days old camera starts saving the video and then never saves it, let me know πŸ€”). But we had great time and I still have few videos from Willa's training πŸ˜€ I keep sharing her videos lately- partly because I think she has really developed nicely over the last few months and partly because I am really happy to run with her- I do not know how long it will be safe for her to run it (because of ETS), but I plan to enjoy it to the maximum and hope we still have many years of agility ahead πŸ˜€β€οΈ

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Ponedeljek, 13. november 2017

Malinois RC project and handling straight jump after RC mostly on VERBALS (full collection, "out" and "out" away from me) <3 πŸ’ͺI can't say Willa is dog who learns super quickly (she needs quite some repetitions to "upload" it in her "memory card" 😁), but she loves this "verbal games" and she understands them pretty well πŸ˜€

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Petek, 10. november 2017

RC- malinois style πŸ˜‚ When Willa's hind feet separation is almost as big as the contact 😁And to answer some questions: I haven't decided yet, to open long distance class for RC. Mostly because my "system" is not the same for all dogs- I take into consideration a lot of things, specially the size and the character of the dog. Based on that, I adapt the training and decide how to plan the training and what kind of criteria I will have, in order to give every dog what he needs the most. Because of all that, it is for now only possible to train/retrain RC through private lessons πŸ˜€

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Ponedeljek, 04. september 2017

As much as I am not too happy with this 3 "strides flying" to the contact, I sure have to give her credits for perfect separation πŸ˜€

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Sreda, 12. april 2017

AGILITY TRAINING:

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Torek, 13. marec 2018

Back home from Slovakia, but "boy" I could get used of training in this hall really easily 😍😁 Bad thing is that all videos I taped with go-pro were lost (if anybody with go-pro hero 5 has any idea why 3 days old camera starts saving the video and then never saves it, let me know πŸ€”). But we had great time and I still have few videos from Willa's training πŸ˜€ I keep sharing her videos lately- partly because I think she has really developed nicely over the last few months and partly because I am really happy to run with her- I do not know how long it will be safe for her to run it (because of ETS), but I plan to enjoy it to the maximum and hope we still have many years of agility ahead πŸ˜€β€οΈ

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Ponedeljek, 13. november 2017

After 5 days of agility trainings, it is only normal you want to train it on 6th day, right 🀣 And it is impossible not to stop in Mendig, whenever being realtively close πŸ˜‡Girls were super ❀️ Specially Minu- she will turn 9 years old, but she still runs so great 😍 The best training parts are not even on the video (since Jaka was a bit too busy with Nara or Filip or with both πŸ™ˆ), but since I have no competition videos - our last competition was in January (not counting that unlucky FMBB where we had to leave before it really got started πŸ™ˆ), here are some of the clips from super training with Krisztina- like always, thank you for everything, we loved it! 😘

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Torek, 08. maj 2018

Miss running with my brainiac πŸ˜€ ❀Sometimes I get a question why I am not running agility with Leya anymore and the only reason is that when Jaka retired Nisha, he didn't have a dog to run with πŸ™ˆAs you know, we have 6 dogs and 3 of them are retired from official competitions: Energy (13 years), Nara (10 years) and Nisha (9 years). Not because they couldn't run anymore- just the opposite (everybody who sees them, would say they are much younger), but because running on normal competitions would also mean training on full height jumps, which I specially do not want for large dogs like Nisha. I prefer 2-3 years less competing (but still training on lower heights) and MANY more years of running and long hiking with us πŸ˜€ So, after Nisha "retired", we tried to convince Leya to run with Jaka (since Minu has 8 years and I was just starting to run with Willa). On trainings Leya never had any problems to run with him (I just have to be somewhere near), but she also had many fears when she was younger (we are her second owner and in the first months she really got attached to me, since I was the one who was all the time with her making her overcome her fears) and if she gets into panic, then it happens what happened at BACK, when she was trying to bite people who tried to touch her and jump into the fence to escape from them (and all that was such a bad coincidence- she managed to get out of her crate and when Filip went to the car, she escaped through the opened door and started to look for me on the course). Since after that, many of you asked how she is, I can say she is completely ok (if something like this would be a big set-back 2 years ago, she handled it much better now and was able to already run the next runs with Jaka (being careful, but still). And this is how Jaka and Leya look on training (and some extra addition of Filip πŸ˜‚) πŸ˜€ With time, she will also gain the confidence to run like this with him on competitions- because sometimes the best training we can give to dog is time and patience πŸ˜€

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Sobota, 20. januar 2018

Filip (3,5 years) & Nara (9,5years) almost ready for A1 πŸ˜πŸ’•

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Četrtek, 10. avgust 2017

COMPETITIONS:

Today we went on an "official competition" after a while and Willa, Minu and Leya were just great 😁I am most happy about Willa, who won A1 with a clear run and made her last exam for A2 (yeey, no more getting up too early 😎) 🎊🎊🎊 She also had her first run in A2 and only a knocked bar was between her and her first exam for A3 πŸ™ˆπŸ˜Š And Minki was also perfect, she won A3 run, she won competition, she won Jumping open and I was repeating seesaw in the second A3 run (so dq there). Anyhow, it is so great to be back in the competition ring with Minu and with Willa we are slowly learning to run as a team πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€And let me not forget about Jaka and Leya- for a while I have been trying to convince Leya to run with him (she loves him, but on crowded areas she only trusts me) and it is really improving! They were DQ, but boy she started to run with him so nicely ❀️

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Nedelja, 22. oktober 2017

B.A.C.K is finished and to start with, I loved the competition 😍 I am also SO happy with Willa's runs and how she coped with such a big competition! <3 She was just great - yesterday making exam for A3 and today she was just one "wall" away from her last exam 😁 Her contacts were great and she was most of the time listening and turning perfectly <3 The final run was too hard for us, but we only have about 10 competitions behind us, so we have time -already qualifying for final with her (among so many great dogs) made me really happy 😍 ☺️Here are two of our runs that were actually caught on tape (with big thanks to Alex and Nadine, because Jaka was busy with our stand πŸ˜‚).With Minu it was a different story - I have never felt so dis-connected with her and that final run was probably the worse and most chaotic run we ever had... Based on all that, I decided not to run all runs with her today- first I need to get "my" Minu back and hopefully all this was just one bad weekend "night-mare" (otherwise we really "suck" and that is harder to take πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚).

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Nedelja, 07. januar 2018
MINU IMCA 1 place

As much as I don't like packing, one good came thing out of it- I found our lost SD card and with that also Minu's winning agility run from IMCA 2015! It was a great run, I enjoyed it a lot!

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Ponedeljek, 21. september 2015

Minu, Energy, Nara- last part of Slovenian AWC qualifications.Minu had some great (and fastest) runs that got us to AWC (and some that were just as great if handler would cooperate properly :)) Energy is as crazy as it gets, can you believe this guy has 10 years?? πŸ˜€ He had some really great runs, but with his "slalom issue" at the moment we had very few clean runs. But I just love this crazy guy <3 And Nara ran many clear runs in the 4 competitions that I entered her πŸ˜€ She is my "stress relief" between Minu's and Energy's runs πŸ˜€ Overall they did their best, I couldn't be more proud of them! And I am just happy that qualifications are over and I can start handling them better (if I still remember how πŸ˜› )

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Ponedeljek, 22. junij 2015
Minu, AWC Bologna

AWC 2015 is finished, but some feelings will stay forever! Like the feeling of being incredibly proud of my Minu and her great performance on her first AWC! She made my heart skip with her RC, with flawless seesaws and with giving her best in every run! Thank you Minu for everything, thank you for never letting me down! <3I was a bit less brilliant then her, I added some extra seconds to our clear runs (and with that took away some of the podiums) and falling in the final run is also not something to be proud of :PBut all together, 3 CLEAR RUNS out of 4 (and with actually pretty great times considering we didn't have the smooth runs) and standing on PODIUM TWO TIMES on the World Championship is not something to be ashamed of :DAnd do I even have to talk about our amazing Slovenian team!? πŸ˜€ All together we showed that our small Slovenia sure knows how to play agility! We have in average 25 competitions per year, not one hall with artificial grass to train in, but for sure that doesn't stop us from being the team with the most medals on this AWC! RESPECT to MaruΕ‘a, Roland, Kris, Tina, Silvia, BlaΕΎ, Matej and Polona! And special thanks to Mirja and Manca! We did it! :DSpecial thanks also goest to Ana, for taking the best possible care for our Nisha and Nara <3 It was the first time I left them at home and as much it was hard, I knew they were in best hands <3And Jaka, being the most supportive husband and at the same time taking care for Filip almost 24/7 on that AWC is something that is incredible on its own <3 Thank you <3Last but certainly not least, thank you everyone for your nice words and for supporting us! <3 I am not the most "outgoing" person, but meeting some of my friends and students on AWC is for sure the part I like a lot!https://youtu.be/Xmtscx5W1xQ

Objavil/a Katarina Podlipnik C dne Torek, 13. oktober 2015