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About The adventures of the piano keys

Hello there, A few years ago, I adopted a little white fluffy dog who I named Jasmine. Like any good intentioned dog owner, I registered for dog obedience classes. Little did I know how these lessons would go on to introducing me to the wonderful world of dog sports. Since then, Jasmine has participated in agility, flyball, and rally obedience events. We don’t expect to make any world team, but we love the training, competing, and most of, the chance of spending time together and having fun. In February 2011, I adopted a second dog, Fannie. This blog is a journal of our activities. Sit back, put your feet up, and I hope I can tease a smile out of you with our antics.

No! I don’t want to!

Staycation is still on!  Yesterday, we participated in the CARO rally o trial in Kemptville.  It was a last minute decision, and we didn’t really practice.  Still, I was confident enough with Jasmine’s skills that I knew we could qualify; … Continue reading

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May the staycation begin!

(Warning, this is a very long post with lots of pictures!) I was honoured when I was asked to offer two mini-demos for two libraries in the region.  The sessions are very basic, where I include doggy etiquette,  rally o, … Continue reading

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Williamstown Fair Demo 2016

Well, the Hilltop Agility Club annual demo at the Williamstown Fair is done! Many thanks to Joanne who accepted to run both dogs for me today. To make sure that they would follow her, I had cut up some chicken … Continue reading

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Rally O – A “bracing” adventure…. ;-)

I finally got around taking a video of the fluffies doing “brace” in rally-o.  Basically, the dogs have to do the same stations, but they’re leashed together by a coupler…  We’ve worked on heeling before, but only upstairs in the … Continue reading

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Back to work & Therapy brags!

Back to work After the October trial, I decided not to enter Fannie in any agility competition for the time being, or at least until January or February.  I’m not “that strong”.  Our performances were far from stellar, mostly because … Continue reading

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3H Days (Hot, Hazy, and Humid)

One of the risks of running a dog in agility is Mother Nature’s wraths. She may decide to throw those hot, hazy, and humid days at important events .  I personally call them “The 3H Days”.  Despite our cold and … Continue reading

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Training

I won’t make any comments like “I’m back to blogging” or “Long time no blog”.  I’ll jinx myself if I do, and won’t be back for another year.  No, I’ll go directly to what I want to talk about.  How … Continue reading

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