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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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Monday, September 8, 2008

RO-II exam: Passed!

We had more trials this weekend. First we had an agility trial here in Ljubljana. Unfortunately I made a handling error and got us eliminated, but was very happy with Xsara's contacts, which were my priority for this trial. I am planning on moving us to the highest Agility 3 Level this season, so contacts are very important right now. We don't have any pictures from this trial yet, so I'm posting a picture from the last week, kindly sent to me by Teja and Luna.

On Sunday we had a RO trial and for the first time competed in RO-II cathegory. In order to compete on a higher level, a team must complete the exam for this cathegory. I wasn't very happy with our performance because Xsara started sniffing on the start and I couldn't get her concentrated on me. But the judge saw potential in us and was very pleased with some of the exercises that she really did well. So we didn't just pass the exam but also finished on the 4th place. I was surprised to see that we could score so high even on our bad day :) Maybe I'm too self-critical.

After the trial we took Xsara for a long walk. I had to work in the evening so we didn't have a lot of time, but I really wanted to enjoy at least a little bit of mountains. So we went to Kokrsko sedlo, but as we didn't have the time to go to the top, we just walked for a couple of hours and then returned to the valley. Xsara loves hiking so much, it's so nice to watch her jump around like an agile little ibex. And the mountains are absolutely amazing this time of year, so we will definitely do more hiking in the next moths.

10 comments:

River said...

Congratulations on passing the exam! It sounds like you will be doing some great stuff in the near future!

love & wags,
River

Serendipity said...

Congrats on passing the exam! Way to go, Xsara! Sounds like you and Xsara had a great time there.

Dewey Dewster said...

Xsara,

Thanks fer stoppin' by....gee ya sure look great at yer agility stuff..that's what Gram wants us ta try next....after the earthdog stuff is behind us.....Ya ride a skateboard too....yer really a talented doggie fer sure.....keep up the good work.....

Dewey Dewster here....

Rudy said...

Congratulations on your RO exam! I do Rally Obedience, too and it's fun, but not as much as agility.
Keep up the good work!


Rudy

Pacco de Mongrel said...

well done, xsara..

level 3 must be very exciting to provide u with more adrenaline rush

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Hi Xsara!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Wow...you have a real talent for agility! I don't think I can do agility like that...Mom says I'll run like a wild dog if she lets me loose (I have somewhat of an attention deficiency syndrome...=P )

Congrats on passing your exam! It sounds really tough that one...I'll bet you and your Mom must be really proud after training hard for it! *grins*

Scottie

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Congrats on passing the RO exam.
Bravo! Bravo! You're one great sporty dog! We doggies should follow your excellent sportmanship!
Cheers!

Gussie said...

Well done, both! It's probably as well there isn't a hiking-based dog sport (or is there???)

Gus n Jake

Raising Addie said...

Pssst...Xsara. I have a wonderful surprise for you! I nominated you for an award! Stop by and pick it up. We love your blog!
Kisses
Addie

Majchy said...

Čestitke!!!