Tuesday, March 25, 2008

gotta get a plan

Well spring has sprung, and we are now working outside ... there is a lot of work to do with all the doggies, and I need to get it all written down and have a plan so I don't go nuts. I love this time of year, this isn't really that much more than I've been doing with the exception of swimming and the extra Agility I can now do will be on full equipment and not just weaves and jumps the other times a week. The retriever training is also added more seriously, in the winter after hunting is over, we just fool around with bumpers and work on basic things.

Jane:
Maintenance mode, Agility once or twice a week, small short sessions, work on Gambles and Jumpers sequences in preparation for Regionals. Practice Obedience/Rally a couple times a week just to keep up with our teamwork. The daily walks, longer distance runs with me, run in the coulees 2 times a week.

Kaleb:
Agility: 3-4 ish times a week, small short sessions, some long course work for Jumpers and Gamble work, directionals, discrimination, random reinforcement. Weave entries, contacts, jump patterns, and speed circles.

Field Training: 2-3ish times a week, 1 or 2 times a week in water. A couple short sessions in the park a week. Work on land and water doubles with more distance and time in between. Work on Honoring. Coming back straight in the water. Use decoys. Thaw out frosty from the freezer :)

Obedience: Heeling with more distraction a little bit every other day, work on straight retrieves - not coming wide - ad distraction. Maintenance mode mostly. Out of sight - no barking - seems to be better with that! Not even sure when I'll get in the ring with him for his CDX debut, but I might as well keep him going in the training.

The daily walks, plus longer distance runs with me, run in the coulees 2 - 3 times a week with hills, now we can add swim once or twice a week in replace of a coulee run

Gyp:
Agility: 3-4ish times a week, small short sessions, some long course work for Jumpers and Gamble work, directionals, random reinforcement. Weave EXITS, contacts (work on speed, proofing, quick releases, and holding), jump patterns, I really need to get a better feel for her and work on many scenarios before regionals.

Obedience: Heeling, retrieving and just messing around having fun.

The daily walks, plus longer distance runs with me, run in the coulees 2 - 3 times a week with hills, now we can add swim once or twice a week in replace of a coulee run.

I will be practicing running all three dogs in the same sequences and longer Jumpers courses to get a feel running all them in the same class, which I have to do now since they are all in Masters, I have to write out all of there strengths and RULES for handling each of them, and keep that with me as a reminder of how to run each of them, and it will help me focus better for each course and task at hand, whether it be at training, a trial or a regional or national event.

Oh ya plus teaching three nights a week, and working at my REAL job!!! COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE!!

3 comments:

Pacco de Mongrel said...

wat an organized planning for each dog...

i only had 1 dog n yet our training objective was a mess...

Deirdre said...

holy crap...do you have time to see your sweetie during all this???

Sarah said...

by sweetie you mean Jane... oh you mean Pete :) ya we fit time in with each other, usually by walking the dogs .... though yesterday we did go out for supper together!