- Xsara and Tani
- Sava Sara Brakada, AKA Xsara was born on 06-27-2004. She was raised in Kennel Brakada spending the first two months of her life on beautiful countryside Gorenjska (Slovenia) with her siblings and parents. As soon as she came to Ljubljana we started a puppy class, followed by an obedience class. She passed her B-bh exam with 96 points (instructor Agility EO winner Polona Bonač). We now continue with Rally-Obedience under Polona's supervision. Our biggest passion however is Agility. We started our first Agility class in October 2005 (club Agility Ilirija, instructor Silvia Trkman, two times agility world champion). When Silvia stopped teaching agility classes, we switched to Daša Zakotnik. We regularly participate in Agility trials in Slovenia and sometimes abroad. Xsara also loves to learn new dog tricks, you can see some of them in our videos. Her other passions include long walks, big meals and playing with dogs, specially her pyr shep sister Tani, her crazy agility pals and her sister Sena.
Friday, February 22, 2008
The Dangerous Training
They say that accidents never come alone. I guess it's true. Yesterday we got our first agility-related injury, or any type of injury for the matter of fact. Xsara broke her nail during agi training, well she practically pulled it out, since it fell out when the vet just touched it.
She took it very bravely, so at first I didn't even notice she was hurt. She finished the run like it was nothing and Daša even said it was a very good run. But when we finished the course Xsara went to drink and we noticed she was holding her foot in the air.
Fortunately our obedience trainer Polona (who is also a vet) was on the course at the same time and she looked at it. She said the toe was fine. I rushed her to the vet and now she's on 2 weeks rest and antibiotics, she also has a bandaged foot and a shoe over it.
I don't know how I'm going to make her rest for that long! I guess we'll be doing a lot of new tricks where she doesn't have to move a lot (steady tricks?). The vet also suggested to have her neutered now instead of next month, since she currently has to rest anyway and she wouldn't have to do it twice. I wanted to do it after the winter trials, but we can't compete now anyway so it doesn't make much of a difference. If I'm emotionally ready by next week, I guess we'll probably do it then. One way or another, she's going to be my little patient for a while, so we've got a lot of cuddling coming up.