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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 3, 2009

Regaining Confidence

First of all, I made a new blog for Tani, so from now on this blog is back to being full-time about my amazing little beagle :) I think each of them deserves her own blog, so to read about Tani's progress you can click HERE. She's doing great, by the way!

Xsara is also doing amazingly well. With every trial she is gaining back her confidence and I am very proud of her. She's been out of training and competing for quite some time and it's so nice to see her be happy and healthy again! In yesterday's trial she ran her full speed again, agility even faster than her average speed before illness, so I was jumping through the roof! If she hadn't knocked the last bar in jumping, she would be third. It was all my fault, of course - I was so happy with her run that I started praising her a little to soon, causing her to lower her hind legs. But nevertheless, all contacts were perfect, she was in a great mood and a joy to run with.

I have some new pictures of her trials. Looking at them, I am often amazed by how high she actually jumps sometimes. She is often 65cm in the air, like large dogs - and sometimes she takes off metres before the jump (and yet she hardly ever knocks them). I think we might need a technique to regulate her jumping a little, but right now all I care about is boosting her confidence so that she will be more independent on course again. I want her to just run and have as much fun with me as I am having with her.


This is the smile I love so much :)

9 comments:

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

And THAT smile made us smile too!


Tank woo fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Keisha said...

I love the picture of the dog running out of the tunnel. She's so cute!

Lorenza said...

Glad she is back doing the things she loves!
Yes, she has a beautiful smile!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Patience-please said...

Yay!!! What a beautiful sight!

The Army of Four said...

Congratulations, Xsara! You sure do fly! I LOVE your smile in that last photo. There is no doubt you love what you're doing!
Love,
Ammy

River said...

She is so beautiful in her running and jumping. It makes us happy to see her smile.

love & wags,
River

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Aahhh, sweet Xsara back to her old self again, it's lovely to see her in action....the photos are so gorgeous as usual...and that smile, you're right....wow!
She does look like she's having lots of fun :D
Slobbers xx

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Yay, Xsara!!!! Glad to see her so happy!

Dancing Beagle said...

Thanks for sharing your beagle smile - watching agility flying beagle ears is also good for a giggle or two. Great J