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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.

Check out our Tricks and Agility Vids


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Xsara's Little Sister

Having two beagles is SOOOOO difficult (for further explanation, see the photo). Unfortunately, we only had Sena for two days, then her human baby-sister got a fever - her people decided to stay at home and they wanted their dog back. I didn't expect her to go home so soon so I didn't make any photos of our walks (I was too busy trying to have both of them under control so I could only photograph them when they were too tired to jump around).

I decided I will try working with Sena and see how it goes. She is very different from Xsara, so I will have to discover a different approach for her, but I think it will be an interesting experience. She is way more shy and kind of insecure so it takes her quite some time to respond sometimes, but she is so happy when she gets it right that it's funny to watch her. I think it would be really good for her to "get it right" on a regular basis and see how her self-esteem rises.

Xsara behaved well with another dog in her house - but then again, Sena is her BFF and sister (from the same pack) so I still don't know how she would adjust to another dog in the house. For now, I'm hoping for the best and when the time is right, we will see.


snoutbeagle said...

They are very cute together ... sisters!

Yes, walking with two beagles at first can be challenging! I literally cried on the first morning walk I took after we adopted Marvin, walking them both. I thought I'd never be able to do it, especially with Marvin being so hyper! Time and working with them and treats (and Marvin settling in) eventually made it all work out.

I'm sorry you had to give Sena up so quickly! Maybe you can borrow her occasionally to work and play with her, even if her family is home?

Sniffs and wags from D&M

Take care,

The Army of Four said...

We've convinced our mom that having only ONE Siberian is harder than 4. Ha roo roo roo. It's all in what you're used to, I guess.
Xsara and Sena look so cute snuggling under the blanket!!!
Play bows,

Anonymous said...

Aww very cute picture of the two of them. Im sure you'll do well with training Sena just like you have with Xsara.

Take care



Lorenza said...

That is a cute picture of the sisters!
I am sure you will do great with Sena! Let us know!
Kisses and hugs

Amber-Mae said...

Getting a new sister already? How adorable! I know they both will get a long well together & then Xsara will be able to teach her some sleek moves later on. Hee!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Riba said...

O kolk sta lustne! :o)

FleasGang said...

They are definitely sisters! After she spends some more time with Xsara, you'll be amazed how quickly Sena learns from her. They're going to be fun to watch :-)

The Fleas

Anonymous said...

Hope you's are having a barker of a weekend.

lots of licks


serendipity said...

Aaww...they look so sweet together! Looking forward to seeing Xsara skateboarding some time soon!

Annaret said...

I left a whole long comment the other day, and then there was an error submitting it... so here goes again... :)

Have to agree with Snoutbeagle, it can be really challenging to walk two Beagles, but with lots of njummy treats, anything is possible over time. :)

Hope you have a chance to work with Sena more regularly, would love to hear about your experience on how they differ.

Hugs from Emma & Levi!

Girasol said...

Your little sis is soooooo cute!!!