Yes, we're back home and getting ready for the first series of long-distance classes! You'll get a course we ran last night with my students, it's a fun one. And puppies are starting with tricks. As puppy class filled up so quickly that we'll probably soon open a new one, please leave a comment bellow if you want a spot, just so that I can see how many puppies we have and when can we start. Handling class still has some openings. There are two more classes coming up in two or three months: one on running contacts and one for agility foundations.
Probably the youngest one in my US seminars: 8 weeks old Aussie puppy, how cute is that!
Some more news from LoLaBuLand: camps are all full (also July), handling classes are all full, one of the puppy classes has two free spots and we have several free spots for March 18-20 seminar and 21st March follow-up seminar! New tricks video, Tricks for better thinking skills, is coming soon!
Meaning that yes, I did survive 21 consecutive days of teaching 🙂 Here are some pictures by Cathi Winkles from my stop in Michigan. As you can see, Le was the one who got to come this time and she already flies as a pro (meaning: doesn't make a sound and is invisible for 10 hours of flying). La is still on her winter break, Bu just celebrated her 5th birthday and my always-oh-so-skinny Bi is fat as a pig after 3 weeks of some less activity. So I guess my fear that something is wrong with her metabolism as she eats three times as much as normal dogs is for nothing, we just run too much! In case you have the opposite problem with your dog: it probably works the other way around too! We'll be testing that one in next 3 weeks or more!
And oh, if you didn't notice: we moved to a new, shorter and more easily remembered address: www.lolabuland.com so please, change your links!
Everyone here in Michigan loves the picture of puppy Ruby on your post!
Please let me know when the next Long Distance puppy class starts, Ruby and I are ready to get going ASAP.
P.S. Thanks again for all the wonderful classes you gave here in the U.S.A.
I think everybody loves puppy Ruby, not just in Michigan! 🙂 It looks like we already have several people interested in next puppy class, I think we will start in a month or so, I will publish it here in two weeks, after I see how busy my current puppy students will be keeping me.
We are in your first longdistance puppy class.
Can i reserve a spot for the running contacts class?
Gitte and Zushi
Another question 😉
The agility foundation class, does that include start up with running contacts?
My Sheltie puppy is 6 months old next week, so she has the age for the agility foundation class. But is she to young to participate in the running contacts class?
Gitte and Zushi
Agility foundations class will focus on starting sequencing with cik&cap and a start of teaching weaves and contacts (both running or 2on2off, so everybody can choose). Running contacts will be just about running contacts, from step 1 on. Considering that we will start when your puppy is 7 or 8 months and end when she is almost a year and since she is small breed, I think that would actually be very good time to start.
I would like to sign up for running conntacts.
I’m a student of Melanie Miller’s in North Carolina in the US. I’m very interested in a working spot for the next distance puppy class (I have a 10 week old Belgian tervuren). Would you kindly add me to your list of interested people? Thank you so much!
Sure, you’re in for the next class! I should have more info in two weeks or so, will publish it here.
Hi Silvia, I’m auditing the handling class this time around but was sad to miss getting into the tricks class and would like a working spot the next time you offer it. I would also love a working spot in the running contacts class.
I would love to be in either the puppy class or the foundations class.
My puppy is 9 months old and we just finished a 6 week foundations class. We only ended up getting 4 actual classes -- the rest were rescheduled and then canceled again because we had more snow. Of the 4 actual classes -- we had 2 on the days they were originally scheduled for the other 2 were rescheduled. It took 10 weeks to do a 6 week class. One week we had 2 classes back to back -- not a lot of time for homework.
In other words………I think long distance classes are a brillant idea!
No problem, there is still space in both. For puppy class, you don’t need any agility equipment or good weather, it’s mostly tricks (agility related of course… -- but then, what isn’t agility related? 🙂 ) For foundations, you need some jumps and tunnel(s), it’s mostly sequencing with cik&cap and foundations for good, independent contacts and weaves.
I would like to reserve a spot in the next puppy class, please! Thanks.
Please put me on the list for the next long distance puppy class.
I would love to have your assistance with my 6 month’s old Australian Cattle Dog…. She a bundle of energy.
Hope to hear soon when this class will start.
Thanks Ingrid and Jay-Jay
Hi! I’d like to join the future running contact class, for sure!
See you soon!