That's it! Time to show off what you've learned in this class! Please post your graduation videos here. Auditors are welcome to do so as well! Just let me know which one of the training videos you would like to get as your graduation gift and I'll send you a download link! Congratulations to all the graduates and I hope to see you in another class!
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I finally managed to finish Muffin’s graduation video!
Thanks a lot for this fantastic class Silvia! And also a special thanks to all my classmates, all your videos have been such an inspiration 🙂
I would like to get the weave DVD since I already have all the rest.
This has been such a great experience!
Amazing work, amazing team ! I love your work with Muffin and I am glad this class made me discover you ! 😉
PS : I had forgotten how little he looked at the beginning of the course !! So cute !
Very impressive lot of tricks -- and all so well trained already!!! Now what will you do for the next 20 years dear Muffin? 🙂 Great job, video sent!
Thanks a lot Natacha! And yeah, its not that long ago since he was a tiny little furball, he grew too fast! 😀
Thanks Silvia. Hopefully for the next 20 years Muffin is gonna have a lot more fun with training, tricks, agility and ofc cuddling with me!
I really hoep I can join a foundation class, but the next one might start just before my due date (gonna be a mommy in june). But I will see how it works out. Would really love to join foundation class with Muffin!
Oh, congratulations for the baby as well!!! And yeah, the date is not fixed at all yet, might be August as well, so just check back occasionally 🙂
Thanks 🙂 August would perfect 😀 I will make sure to keep an eye on your website! And in the meantime we will keep practising!
Muffin is such a cool Border Collie! I really love your video!
Thanks a lot Melissa 🙂
I hope it is ok to ask this here. I wanted to film outside since the light is better and I ran into the very strange problem that Fusion will not do any tricks in our yard other than sit, down, left and right (the agility tricks we use outside)…is that a generalization problem? Or a stress problem? He will just look at me and sometimes randomly sit or down an whatever command I give. Do I have to re-train the indoor tricks all outside?
Yes, if you skipped the lesson 3 task of taking the tricks on the road and doing them in other, busy environments, then it’s normal he can’t do them elsewhere… So definitely focus on it now, starting with easy tricks and lower criteria -- should be easy to proceed then once he sees he can do tricks elsewhere as well 🙂
Oh, yes I misunderstood this -- did it a couple times but didn’t understand they have to generalize it. I shaped a “wave” (right paw held up into air) and tried it outside right away today, the first times it took him a long time but I rewarded with a thrown tennis ball (his all-time favorite) and then he seemed to become faster…thanks, I will definitely focus on it now! 🙂
Thank you so much for this class! We did not get it all completed, but we had so much fun playing and cannot wait to keep learning.
In the video, the sound is a little off, and I was sitting on the floor and the seat of my pants are dirty, but …it is what I got :).
I would like the Weave DVD, if I may. I have all the rest 🙂
Very cool! Loved the heeling and 4in! Sending the video your way!
Thank you! Can you tell me: What should I focus on to train tricks better? Not an individual trick, but my method and process. I would like to get these tricks down better so that we can take the next trick class.
Thank you so much for the Weave DVD! More fun ahead….
I think the process is good, you just need to proceed further -- so once they can do side legs on angled plank, angle it further, once they can do 2on2off on one height, add more of it etc. Don’t stay at one stage too long, constantly keep adding difficulties.
Omg the vídeos are great
I had some personal problems and had some problems with my computer. Me and London we are starting now from the point we stop
Congratulation do every own lovely job
We sure missed cute little London! I hope you post his graduation video!
yes off course! I will join you in fundations as auditor
Yes, I understand. Thank you! Tomorrow, pushing forward 🙂
Hi Silvia, just asking when you are going to sent the video? I’m just looking forward starting some new tricks -- so I’d like to have the Tricks Video 🙂
Ah, I didn’t see the extra message and was waiting for your reply to which one you want 🙂 -- sorry… I actually still need more details as there are 3 tricks videos, so please let me know which one of the 3 you want and I’ll send it right away!
Uuh, that was a hard choice! I think I’ll go with the Tricks for better thinking skills! Thanks before hand!
O.k. -- sent! 🙂
Hi, I think there must have been an error or something because I haven’t recieved it 🙁 I had some troubles with my email 2.-3.1. so it probably got deleted 🙁 Could you send it again, please? I’m so sorry about this.
O.k., sent again -- check your spam folder as well and if you still don’t get it, send me a mail to check if I have correct e-mail…
Hi, Silvia and classmates!
We finalized our graduation video. I’m sorry it’s rather long but Xavia learned and mastered so many tricks and I wanted to include as many of them as possible. Thank you very much for the great course, Silvia. Thank you for your awesome coaching and all your advice. And thank you very much classmates and your dogs for your videos and ideas. I hope to see you soon in other courses soon. What a precious experience it was!
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Thank you for the wonderful ‘reward’ at the end, could we have Agility Foundations, please?
Congrats Mikako ! Amazing Xavia ! All the tricks are brilliant but I liked in particular the 4in (couldnt you find a smaller cup ?!!!! ahaha) and the coin in the piggy bank, wow ! Keep in touch because I look forward to seeing your dancing videos ! 😉
Thank you very much, Natacha. I think Xavia is cool dog. We had so much time to fix Xavia’s stomping in a bowl but we made it. I’m glad we did it.
You are so kind, yes, please keep in touch,.I will post Xavia’s dance videos on FB when they are ready! 🙂
Wow! The coin in a piggy bank was impressive and so were the position transitions, ball rolling and picking up the bottle to hug! Really well mastered tricks, great job!!! Can I use your video in next post with videos from the classes? Video sent! Hope to see you in some other classes, you make such a great team!
Thank you very much, Silvia. We practice a lot in fun way and Xavia wants more and more! She always looks at me like, “What is the next game, mom?” 🙂
As for the videos, yes, by all means! I’m so honored if you find them are usable.
I would like to take Agility Foundation course but I assume it won’t be sometime later next year. I would like to start my agility practice with your way right from the step one. My question here is what can we do until your next class start? I just don’t want to screw up my dog.
And, congrats on your wonderful new puppy, To!!!
I’m really looking forward to see you & To out there and have much fun! 🙂
Great, thank you! Foundations DVD explains beginnings really well I think, so you can just start with that and then join the class when it starts… Not sure yet when would that be -- there will for sure be one within next year, just not sure yet when.
Oh, wow cool. We shall do that!
Thanks for the ‘WOW!’, Maija. 🙂
I always enjoyed seeing you and Xavia in class and this video was a perfect finish for it! Wow! I was most impressed by the speed with which she put the coin into the piggy bank, so cool!!
I have one question, I hope it does not sound ignorant but do japanese BC lines have fluffier tails? Xavia has the most amazingly fluffy and longhaired tail I have seen on a BC so far 🙂
Thank you very much, Steffi. So sweet.
I’m afraid that I don’t know much about BCs in Japan vs. BCs overseas. Although Xavia’s from show line, she has a very thin medium coat and it’s straight. Yes, she does have a fluffy and long-haired tail. Actually, I sometimes step on her tail by mistake. 😉
Mikako and Xavia, you rock!!! Great graduation video, love it!!!
Thank you very much, Pavla. 🙂
Hope to see you in some other class!
Wow! Such an impressive and inspiring graduation video, Mikako & Xavia! Way to go!
Thank you, Päivikki. I’m very flattered!
Wow fantastic video!!
Thank you, Sadie!!! :)))
Hi Sylvia. I audited your course with my Border Collie puppy, Pippin. We had so much fun and we learned a great deal. Besides the cool tricks I feel like our participation in the class really enhanced our relationship. We did get stuck at times but that only helped me to learn to break things down into smaller pieces and to be creative in adapting some things. I loved watching all of the students’ videos from all over the world. Many of them were very impressive and those who struggled with problems at times helped me feel like I was not alone in my struggles. Your comments were extremely helpful. It seems like no matter what language was spoken we were all able to understand puppy talk. I am including a graduation video of Pippin and I hope you are able to view it. I changed http:// to httpv://. Thank you for the kind offer of a video download. I would like the Weaves video, please. Here is our graduation video:
So cool to finally meet the auditors too! You sure did a great job! Loved the side legs and heeling and your connection that just shines through -- so great to watch! Video sent!
Thank you, Sylvia. I received the video. I also have your Foundations DVD and I will try to follow along with that as I continue to train Pippin. I hope to participate in your Foundations class when it opens again in the spring.
O.k., great! Foundation class won’t be in spring this time, but later on, but yes, just start with the DVDs and join then for some fine tuning 🙂
I promised myself to finish the graduation video this year, so here it is! On the last day of this year!
Thank you so very much for three fun and inspiring months! And thanks to all the classmates, for sharing and comment. I just loved the way to attend a course, this was really my thing! So I will be back!! We are waiting and preparing for the agility foundation course in april.
Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all a splendid year full with fun adventures with your dogs!
Ps. I would like the Agility Foundations
So cool! What a great duration on a sit up, too cute leg lifts, great side legs and great focus in all the environments! Video sent -- happy training and see you in next Foundations! -- Not sure yet when that will be though… Happy New Year!
Here is our graduation video -- finally!
Really bad conditions at present -- worst possible winter, ice everywhere on my field! So a fair bit of poor light filming indoors Im afraid.
Thanks ever so much for a great course! Im planning on doing foundations with her in spring. 🙂
Video -- oh so hard to choose! Id like the cik/cap video please.
Really well mastered tricks already! Great stays, figure 8 backwards, side legs and sit ups! Love her enthusiasm as well -- so cute! Video sent, have fun!