mandag 19. september 2011

"Be gentle to all and stern with yourself." - Saint Teresa of Avila

How do you keep your motivation when everything goes against you?

For the last few competitions, Leija and myself haven't been doing good in the courses. She basically doesn't seem to pay enough attention to what I am trying to guide her to do, or maybe her speed is to great to handle correctly.

I know deep down that her speed is above normal and that we have the opportunity to become a great team, but then it comes down to practise. How much time should I spend practising, when I to begin with struggle to find time for it already?

Is there any point in taking it at the level that I currently do, or should I just resign and stick to only compete close to home? Just take it as the fun it is or actually try to evolve and go somewhere with it ?

Tommy & Leija

mandag 12. september 2011

“Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.” - Louis L'Amour

We finally can call Coros Iko for a Norwegian Show Champion :D  During the weekend, we were at the Norwegian Kennel Club show at Orre, Stavanger.

Started at 09.00 on Sunday 11.09 and we were the 2nd dog in the ring. Luckilly the judge liked Iko and placed him as 2nd best male, giving us the CAC and the rCACIB. This meant we finally received our NUCH-title :)

Coros Miracle was not the kind of dog that this judge liked, so she only received a "Very Good" this time.
Judge for this show was Carsten Birk from Denmark.

Atleast we had some sort of success this weekend, more to come at a later post :P
Tommy & Leija

torsdag 1. september 2011

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

Summer holidays are over :P My paternity leave is behind me! It is time to start anew on the fall of 2011!!
One of the things that I have been doing during the summer holiday, is see how many different ways I can get my precious Leija to "trigger", sort of speak. We have tried swimming, fotball, running, grasshopping, and weavepole rushes.... What results did I get??? Well, see for yourself:

During the summer, one thing that I am proud of mentioning, is that we have had an addition to our family born. We have been so happy to get another puppy from the excellent Kennel Coros in Finland. Our new family member will be Coros Niili, or as she will be called; "Li".
Our next show for "Iko" & "Leija" will be the Norwegian Kennel Clubs show in Orre, Stavanger, on the 10-11 September. The judge for Schipperke will be Carsten Birk from Denmark. During this competition, Iko will have his debut in the obedience ring and Leija will compete in both agility and jumping.

Hopefully we will be successful, but we mainly hope to have fun :)

Tommy & Leija