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Some more photos from April Camp:
All by Maja Rokavec
The classes you can join at the moment: Beyond Foundations and the two Handling classes! All without time limitations – you can work at your own rate!
Silvia Trkman is known for bringing every dog, from her first dog on, to the very top of the sport. Her dogs are known for great speed, tight turns, running contacts and long and injury-free careers. Silvia is in agility since 1992 and is
– 3x World Champion (with two different dogs)
– 5x European Open winner, with 4 different dogs (Lo, La, Bu, Le)!!!
– National Championships podium and World Team member with every dog she’s ever had
– National Champion for 22-times (with 5 different dogs of 3 different breeds)
– World Team member for 19-times (mostly with at least two dogs at the time – sometimes four 🙂 )
silvia.trkman at gmail.com
As usual WONDERFUL pictures! Just seeing them is making me get very excited…sure hope you didn’t use up all the good weather 😉
June should be even hotter 🙂 Despite 30 degrees was more as enough!
ah oh…30 degrees! That is pushing my northern blood’s temperature limit! Hope it isn’t too much hotter in June 😉
Me too! Quite a difference from snow one month ago 🙂
Wow! How wonderful!!! How many people came from the US????
Nobody -- just Europeans this time 🙂 Last year Camilla&Wendy came from Australia though!
who were the red dogs? I thought I saw a guy with a Detroit T-shirt!!!
The funny thing was we didn’t have not even one b&w BC 🙂 We had 3 reds, one from UK, one from Belgium and the one you mention is Pichu who you might remember from Foundations class (Cinzia with Pichu and Witch) and is from Italy, but imported from Spain.
love the colourfull obstacles! Are the new? I haven’t seen you use them in other videos.
Yes, those are all new. I got Smart99 contact obstacles and PVC jumps, I think it’s the safest combination for dogs.
Wow, so your new colorful jumps are made from PVC? I’ve always loved that style of jump wings but thought they were made from wood which seemed like they would be very heavy & lots of maintenance to keep them from rotting. Where did you get these?
LOVE the photos…looks like lots of familiar online classmates were there! 🙂
Yes, I think you should know some of them 🙂 And yes, those are PVC jumps. We mostly have metal/aluminium wings in Europe, but I think they can be rather dangerous, so those are really nice. I ordered them from UK, but… First of all, it turned out Bi would be unbeatable in UK as the bars were crazy long, wide and HEAVY -- impossible to knock!!! I cut them, emptied them (there was wood in there!!!) and they’re still so heavy Bi mostly doesn’t knock them, so I actually use my old bars for her. It also revealed the mystery why UK consistently sends too big dogs to WC 🙂 -- they actually don’t know how much is 1 cm or how to put it in Google 🙂 -- The jump heights were all wrong, despite they were said to be FCI heights… Other than that, they’re really nice jumps 🙂
Interesting…so did you get them from Adams Agility? I just did a search for UK and these look the closest to yours. Is the color painted on or is the PVC made in different colors? I’m sure the shipping from UK to US would make these very expensive…but maybe I could make some if I could find a source for the square sections of PVC. Would solve the problem of the wrong jump heights too… 😉
Yes, I have those. There is another producer of similar jumps called Doggy Jumps and they have a retailer in US as well -- Launch the dog maybe? I’m no expert, but it looks like PVC is made in different colours.
Great, thanks! I just found Launch the Dog’s website and they are in Georgia, US…cool! 🙂
our club here in Colorado has Launch the Dog jumps….. they are good!
Good to know, thanks! Hey, I see Bode is going to have some fun with Katie in July! 🙂 Are you going to get one of their puppies???
I also found these, from Agility A Go Go. Cheaper than Launch the Dog (but I haven’t seen either one in person):
I’m so happy these are becoming a thing. Byrdie got hurt once when he took a metal jump cup in the ribs and I only saw what happened when I looked at the video frame by frame. I bet it happens way more often than people think.
I knew it… I should bring Darwin to competitions in the UK.. they wont notice an extra cm. :0)
Oh, he would fit in small over there! 🙂
I must say the April Camp was an exciting journey through Agility!!!! I met wonderful people with theire great dogs 🙂 Silvia did a spectacular great job, stood on the field the hole day with almost 30 degree!!! Always a smile on her face with magic ideas to get trough those tricky courses 🙂
Can´t say enough about our magic teacher!!!…..
Thanks soooooo much for this mega cool week in LoLaBuLand 😉
🙂 Always fun to watch crazy Bono! 🙂
Oh dear, The Camp looks like so much fun! Hope we’ll be able to come some day as well, but we have sooo long way ahead of us until that day comes with my tiny little puppy. But now we have something exciting to look forward to and to work for 😀
Would be great to meet you in person! And no worries, time flies, Sierra will be rocking agility fields in no time just as she rocks her puppy tricks now!
Some day when I win the lottery I am going to come visit and bring my crazy dogs who would think they died and went to heaven by the looks of those pictures!
What beautiful photos, so many gorgeous dogs.
🙂 I hope you do win a lottery!!!