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    Default Hi there!

    Hi everyone,

    i joined this forum a while ago before we emigrated here to aus.
    I have recently found this forum again...and remembered i had joined!

    Im hoping to chat with you all, and share mine and Tobys exciting journey (well i think its exciting anyway. hehe.)
    We do obedience and agility training every sunday, and are aiming to trial in agility and Rally-o.
    Toby is also an assistance dog in training.

    here is my boy... photos taken by a friend





    Ell.
    (p.s, is there a way i can change my user name? I have changed my name. And now go by Ell...not mai. thanks)

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    Welcome to the forum! Toby is gorgeous! Its nice to see a Cavalier who actually does active things! Most of the Cavies I see now days are very overweight and almost never exercised

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    Those are brilliant photos.

    When I first started doing the dog obsessed research on the web - I found a story about two cavs that were trained to do a 20km endurance run! They only did it once and trained for a long time before hand but wow.

    there's a couple of cavs and cav x doing well on the obedience/rally/agility scene in SA too.

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    They are great dogs , some can be a couch potato and/or running companion depending on what their biped prefers doing.

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    i aim to do endurance with my boy! i just need to get my confidence back on a bike... last time i rode i broke my wrist.

    here is an agility training session https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voT8TSSMtNM (my technique isnt the best aha)

    he truely is fab, up for a run, but also loves the sofa!
    thanks for the welcome x

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    Lol about the technique

    Mine is also crap and my dog goes much much faster - so potential for runs to get seriously crap (flying leaps off the aframe onto my head for example).

    As you both build up a good understanding and he gets really clear on what you want - as a team - you will get faster. When I started, we were going round as if we were doing heelwork, ie she would never get ahead of me, and if I got ahead of her - she'd skip stuff I'd told her to do.

    My next plan is to teach her blind cross for change of arms so I don't have to do that evil Derrett style knee busting front cross pirouette. I figure she's a cattle dog, and loves doing blind crosses... I figure if I get ahead of her and put my other arm up, she should power up from behind onto that side...

    There's a video of one of our novice jumping trials but stuffed if I can find the link... oops.

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    thank you! We havent beeen training very long, so i am happy with his progress.
    the first session he bolted and wouldnt come back, so he has come a long way!! lol.
    he loooves the a-frame!

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