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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.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

We Haven't Lost Our Mojo

This weekend was a lot better than the previous one! We had an agility trial in Slovenska Bistrica on Saturday and we were playing it a little more safe. We finished on the third place with two clean runs, but our times weren't as good as they could have been if I weren't so afraid of mistakes this time. However they (the times) weren't bad at all, so I was very happy with our performance. We also had luck with the weather, so we spent a really nice day with our agi-friends.

But today Xsara even surprised myself. We had a Rally-Obedience trial and I wasn't expecting anything at all, so I really wasn't nervous. Xsara worked very well and won the trial, even though there were 32 dogs in our cathegory (some of them incredibly good). We got 147 out of 150 points. Now I have to check out the exercises for RO-2 and if we know all of them we will probably try to pass the exam for the higher cathegory before the next trial (if we do pass it, we will be allowed to compete in RO-2 on our next trial).


I'm posting the video of our trial, but it's very bad quality because "our" boyfriend Gas can't seem to understand the whole "zoom in" concept :)



12 comments:

Girasol said...

Congratulations on the trial, Xsara! you did it!!!
When you have it, you have it...your mojo is intact!

The Army of Four said...

WOW! Congratulations, Xsara! You and your human did GREAT!
Play bows,
Zim

Patience-please said...

Ah! it was great!!! I so wish I had someone to video us - zoomed in or not!
Congrats from the whippets

Lorenza said...

Hi, Xsara!
Congratulations on the trial! Your human said she did not expect anything... well... you got it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Amber-Mae said...

Xsara, I thought you were very very good! You were very enthusiastic about it, fast in response & always paying attention to your mom. Well done & congratulations! I bet after winning this trial, you're much more motivated about it now to work even harder & join more trials. Hehe! I wish Malaysia had Rally OB too. It looks sooo much funner than the normal strict Obedience. I'm sick of OB!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Kess & her mama said...

Hip, hip hurray. 3 Cheers for Xsara!

Benetton said...

Čestitke posebej za RO, za agility seveda tud, ampak to je itak že skor samoumevno, da si tam na stopničkah :)

lyn said...

Nice post! Keep it up.
Here is a link where you can learn more about training dogs.
The method is called clicker dog training.
Recommended by vets and dog trainers.

Clover said...

Congrats on your third & first placings! I can't wait to do some agility and obedience trials! (Well, my mom can't wait. I probably can.)
Love Clover xo

snoutbeagle said...

Wow!! You guys are awesome! You make such a great name for us beagles! Thank you for posting the video. It was great to watch. We would love to try RO but the closest classes are miles and miles away so we haven't tried yet.

Are you allowed to use treats during a RO trial? Probably not, right?

Licks and wags,
D&M

Glenn said...

Well Done Xsara and Barby!
That was some very nice Rally Obedience!
Both of my beagles have Rally titles here in the U.S., but I am not sure how they would perform outdoors!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

that rally ob looks fun... congrate for your 1st placing.

next time u shld train gas how 2 use the equipment correctly yeah...

btw.. i'm drooling over your food prizes... is so huge!