"Building The Team"

I love to train my dogs and I love to teach people to train their dogs. I hope my students find as much joy being with their dogs as I find in being with mine!

"Before you teach skills & fundamentals, make people feel good about their abilities. Make them believe they can perform." Rick Pitino

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lisa Frick & Hoss B.A.C.K. 2011 Freitag Jumping

this is an amazing run!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

TT Trial January 2011

Last weekend we had our TT trial. Started off a bit rocky for Luc and I. It was one of those rough days, migraine trying to come on, ole joints a little more sore then usual. Saturdays first run was Gamble and Luc was wild. Him and I were not together at all.
Next run was Challenge and we nailed it with a Q and 1st. That was all there was to be for the first day.
Sunday I woke up and felt a whole lot better. The day went beautiful!
Luc earned 4 Q's, 3 firsts and a second plus his Master Snooker Title.

I am working on remembering to be very conscious of my motion, when to signal the extension and when to signal the collection. My goal is for it to be subconscious movement and not to over think it consciously. At first it was mentally tiring, but I am starting to recognize the "place" I need to be to "Just Run"! .

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Here we go, one buble on a jump, was able to save it, I needed to hold for a minute until I had his head. This was our first Master Jumpers Q.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

slow motion Video Coolhand Luc Weaving,

check out the DROOL at the finish of the weaves

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2010 National Gamble run Saturday 7th place

Here is Luc's first gamble, so proud of that boy.
In hind sight We did not too bad,
I did not walk away from nationals feeling accomplished just exhausted and that is the main feeling of the nationals for me.
Luc did get both his gamble runs and a 95 points in one standard. Jumpers and my timing is the training for this year.
Luc's times were unbeleivable, Fast, fast!
He handled the venue and all the action going on like a pro. He was a star in staying focused for a dog that was 2 in April.
I must learn my lesson from my dog and learn to stay focus on my partner no matter what is going on.
Lessons we learn from our dogs.....

Monday, August 23, 2010

I cannot believe Nationals came and have been over for almost 3 weeks! Almost 2 years of planning and its "puff" gone, finished,done.
My friend, Deb who shared the hotel with me, counted the hours of sleep we got from the Thursday to the Monday morning.... 12 hrs total and they were not restful sleeps. Toss and turn trying to remember everything. Nationals for me was exhausting. What I learned from that experience is "not to run a dog" when organizing an event of that size.
Luc ran very well, I on the other hand was not focused has I should be. I certainly know what my "homework" is for the next year.

This is our standard run on the Sunday, 95 points, we had a dropped bar, we never have dropped bars, my timing was so off,
From now on my timing will be right on, every run....