Rally Freestyle Elements Workshop

Discussion in 'Off-Topic & Chit Chat' started by Linda A, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Linda A Experienced Member

    I had such a wonderful time at the workshop this past weekend! Lots of study in class and then breaks to go outside and work on what we just learned. We got to run three mini courses and then Sunday afternoon we, the students, had to set up a full course. Then we each got to take our dogs through it. What amazing fun! I now have a target stick and can really see the benefits of teaching with it rather than using hand signals for this sport. We know a lot more about using training gates to set your dog up for success and I can barely wait to get started.

    I also got to finally meet an online friend (of about four years), Kim, in person! She was gracious enough to invite us to stay at her home Saturday night. The funniest part of the weekend, was there, when my Spice girl went running full tilt across the yard and literally went flying into the swimming pool. Not once, but twice! I think she finally figured out that it wasn't solid ground. LOL! The look on her face was priceless and I so wish I'd had a camera in hand. One good thing came of it...she learned to swim!

    Spice, who is generally afraid of strangers, warmed quickly to the soft spoken Kim and showered her with wiggles and kisses. Spice even became fast friends with Kim's little cocker girl, Poppy. They spend most of the evening playing together and kissing each other. Royal was just content to be a mamma's boy and sit in my lap. I think he was tired after a long day of hard work, both physically and mentally.

    Here is a photo of me and the three dogs that Kim took.

    2013-04-20-Linda and dogs at Kim Kiernan's-sm.jpg

    Royal is in my lap, Spice under the chair and Poppy in the foreground.

    One of the ladies at the workshop did videos of one of the mini courses and hopefully she will be sending them out soon. When I get it I will post it here.
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  2. blacknym Experienced Member

    Thats great! Im glad you had a fun time. :)
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  3. Caiti Experienced Member

    Sounds fun! :D
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  4. Linda A Experienced Member

    Well, the video of our run arrived today but it is all jerky. I have know idea why. It jerks so badly you don't see complete moves, etc. so I don't see any reason to post it. Sorry!
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  5. blacknym Experienced Member

    thats to bad. :( maybe next time. :)
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  6. MaryK Honored Member

    Sounds like you had a really fun time.:)

    With the video. Have you tried putting it through an editing program? You may be able to get rid of some, if not all, of the shakes, depending on how badly it jerks now though.
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  7. Linda A Experienced Member

    I wish there was a way to fix it but it's almost like, say the dog is doing a spin, you see the beginning and the end but not the full spin. I've never seen anything like this before.
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  8. MaryK Honored Member

    From your description, neither have I seen anything like that, sounds like it's totally wrecked, bummer!(n)
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