sunnuntai 17. toukokuuta 2015

Agility results

This week we ran in two agility competitions five courses.

14.5 in Helsinki we got two clean runs and won the other. We have lately been struggling to gain good feeling and co-operation during the courses and I think now we finally had that. I am very happy and Maisa did awesome job!

15.5 in Kotka we ran three courses and two of them were so good that I can't be disappointed in one dropped bar (5 p.) and one denial in other course (5 p.). In jumping course I was so late and made wrong decisions but end of that course was very good too. Courses were not easy, they were made by Sandra Deidda from Italy.

So now we have one LUVA (I don't know what it is in english) result from agility class 2 and lots of nice prices :)

Kuva: Seidi Koskinen

Kuvat: Siiri Rantala

Training videos

Hi everyone!

I have never been very eager to take our training sessions in video and I know I should have been more active in filming ;) But I am learning and you can find all our agility, obedience and flyball videos in Youtube in my chanel with my name :) There are some quite nonsense videos too for my self ;) For example Maisa´s heeling has been our most difficult thing and we have trained it with two different tecniques.

If you have any wishes for a video, please suggest and I will try to make it for you :)

Here is our latest agility video two weeks ago.

Olen aina ollut aika laiska videoimaan treenejä vaikka niistä oppii ja näkee hurjan hyvin koiran tekemistä, edistymistä sekä omaa ohjaamista. Yritän koko ajan kuvailla enempi ja olenkin koonnut videoita Youtubeen josta ne ovat löydettävissä nimelläni. Mukana on myös hassutteluvideoita sekä hieman huonolaatuista lähinnä omaan käyttööni tarkoitettua. Esimerkiksi Maisan seuruu on ollut aina todella haasteellista ja sitä olen yrittänyt videoida jotta näkisin hieman "etäältä". Seuruuseen olen kokeillut paria eri tekniikkaa tässä matkan varrella.

Jos haluaisit nähdä jonkun tietyn tyyppisen videon Maisasta, ilmoittele ihmeessä niin teen sellaisen :)

Tässä viimeisin video parin viikon takaa agilitytreeneistä.

tiistai 5. toukokuuta 2015

Maisa's relatives

Just for your information, Maisa is really keeping us waiting. Now has been exactly 270 days since her last season. Those times bethween her first, second and third seasons has been 240 and 257 days. So you can imagine that I am quite nervous already ;)

But meanwhile I am going to continue introduction and now something about Maisa's relatives.

Maisa is an interesting mix of two traditional bordercollie lines, her mother comes from USA and her father comes from UK.  In those pedigrees you can find true working dogs for example Kennels Blazin’ (USA), Astra (UK and Scotland) and Cloverhill (Ireland). So all her relatives are 100 % working and herding farm dogs.

Blum Ridge Hanna and Astra Jai Ho are both owned by Ewa Lukasik, kennel Never Never Land in Poland.

Jai is Ewa’s number one frisbee dog and has also trained agility. Jai is very strong, stable and reliable dog and like Ewa says: “bomb sure”. He doesn’t get upset or nervous in any situation. He is also very friendly and gets along with both humans and other dogs. Also his litters have been healthy and with good character. No health issues has come up either.

Here you can see a short video clip of Jai Ho:

Maisa's mother Hanna is little bit softer than Jai. She is more like Maisa herself, willing to please and humble workaholic. Hanna came from USA to Ewa when she was a little bit older. Ewa has done some herding with her when she was younger. 

Maisa has four siblings, two brothers and two sisters. Zara, Bishi and Jake are living in Poland and Tampa in a goat farm in Croatia. Tampa is owned by Alen Marekovic, kennel Mawlch. Alen is known internationally as agility coach and judge.

Zara, Bishi and Jake are all active frisbee, agility and obedience dogs. Here you can see some videos of Bishi and Jake.