Stars of Hope Always in Love to Lupin - Ben

I hope you enjoy browsing my site, and I hope Ben makes you laugh as much as he makes me. Ben was born on June 5, 2008, in a litter of four puppies. He spent his puppyhood with his breeder Anita, whom I would like to thank here for all the love and caring you gave to Ben and for the tears in your eyes when I decided Ben is coming home with me. I couldn't imagine a better breeder for my little Ben!

My greatest and only wish when I decided to have a dog was for him to accompany me 24/7 (which was also the reason why I preferred to take a small dog over a long-wished big one). However, I soon realized my puppy was an energetic bomb who resembled more a monkey than a dog. Long walks and hikes were never tiring enough. That's why we decided to use the brains and started to learn tons of tricks and to take agility classes to make some use of this extra energy.

petek, 24. februar 2012

October Foundations…













Little crazy Winnie successfully graduated from Silvia Trkman's Agility Foundations. We enjoyed the class a lot. With all her fears and unconcetrated mind at 5 months I realized it would be wiser to work on her drive at home, so we took Silvia's Long Distance class via internet. The class started in October but we joined it in November, another thing I love about long distance classes - no problem if you're a bit behind, you can always post your videos later. I decided to progress slowly, very slowly, my goal was actually to make her crazy to run, not to master all the things we had for homework. Crazy to run, and forget about those fears, that's all I wanted from my little puppy. I started with tunnels, only straight tunnels, as she loved them so much. And with fetching ball, tugging and other ways of playing. That's basically it, we spent time playing a lot and running like hell. I don't even know when she mastered all those things as we trained so little and played so much! Watching a video of what she's learned so far keeps me open-mouthed, I hardly believe it myself, her progress in only 3 months is amazing! And we really trained so little, but she mastered it all with flying colours! What a cool little pup she is!

I'm very satisfied with her ball-fetching, she is crazy for a ball (though not as much as Ben :)) and would always bring it back to my hand. She is not so crazy for tugging, will need to work a little more on that one. Another thing she loves is biting me when excited. She would bite me everywhere from excitment, well that's the price of owning a crazy dog :) Unfortunately she can't really bite gently, so I need to be careful with that :) I know this might seem odd and wrong to my not-owning-a-dog friends, but it's her way of playing, she won't bite anyone because she were mean or something, she only bites me, and only when I put her in her excitment mode. When excited she also LOVES to bark :)

October Foundations…

And the link to our graduating video of Winnie's Agility Foundations, big thanks to Silvia for everything and to my sister for filming :)

ponedeljek, 06. februar 2012

Fladnitz






Fladnitz was the coldest competition I've ever been to. I was absolutely freezing. But it was a great opportunity to spend time socializing Winnie and an excellent surface to run on with Ben, so I went anyway, plus I had no idea it was going to be THAT cold. Anyways, we had such a great time and the people in Austria are so great, to them it is obvious that dogs can go everywhere, even in a restaurant and since there was a restaurant too, we spent quite some time there with the doggies by our side in a really warm and pleasant place. Here's a video of Ben's runs: Ben Fladnitz.

Little Wi had lots of fun too, I tried running with her shortly after the competition and she just didn't care about anything else but running and barking :D Oh my, she is LOUD.

Well, I just have to share this song that I found on the internet, how funny :D My Dog Ben