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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, May 25, 2009

More Trials

Xsara and I had a very nice weekend. On Saturday we had an agility trial in Slovenska Bistrica. We had great two runs - unfortunately with one disqualifying mistake (tunnel under the dogwalk). But I was very proud of her because we got through some very difficult sequences with no faults, and quite fast as well. The courses were very tough and only a handful of dogs got through with no faults while many excellent dogs got DQ. I was veeeery proud of my little girl!


On Sunday we had a Rally-Obedience trial. When we saw the courses, I first considered pulling us out of the competition. There was my least favourite excercise in the world: there are 4 bowls of food on the ground and the dog must heel around each of them! And as if it weren't enough, this excercise was in the straight line from the tunnel - it would be so easy for the dog to run ahead :) But I decided to go through the course anyway, taking it as an opportunity to train. We started extremely well - even the judge said that the beginning of the course was absolutely perfect! She did sniff the bowls though, but not as much as I feared she would. However, once a beagle starts sniffing, it's hard to convince them to stop, so she was a little distracted by smell for the rest of the course. She still did the excercises very nicely, but with a little bit of sniffing now and then - and in the last excercise I accidently stepped on her foot :/ We were 4th, but with muuuuch nicer work that the previous time, so I was extremely proud of Xsara again She sure is one special little girl!!

10 comments:

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

I think Xsara did beautifully! Its hard to ignore those smells when you have a Beagle nose, but she did for the most part. I'm glad you went ahead and tried it out! And thanks for video taping it. I don't get to see rally much.

Lorenza said...

You two are special!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Ah yes!

Yet another chance fur my mom to look at me and say "SEE, look what OTHER doggies khan do!"

Tank woo fur sharing and khongrats on a good weekend!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

FleasGang said...

Great job you two! You're perfect in our book :-)

Shelly & Tommy

Cookie and Cinnamon's Mum said...

Amazing! How can a beagle ignore food in front of her? Also, I am always impressed by your Heel work.

Amber-Mae said...

Looks like the Beagle nose couldn't help it! Heehee! But you did well Xsara. I wish Malaysia had Rally OB. OB is soooo boring & strict! Rally is more fun.

Smoochies,
Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

NESSA the hovawart said...

Hej,
super sta, čestitke za vse uspehe! Nisem vedela, da so beaglčki tako dobri v agilitiju in RO.
Pozdravček,
Nessa in Bojana

Dewey Dewster said...

Geez....

Gram says she's shippin' the 3 of us over ta ya right away.....ya can send us back when we act like ya do......frankly, that will probably be never.....

Congratulations ta ya fer a spectacular performance....

Dewey Dewster here....

Dancing Beagle said...

Way to go... I think they created that exercise just to torture beagles! But you did great and Xsara is so wonderful to watch. I love all the pictures with her ears flying!

Girasol said...

wow! You are so perfect!