Our agility titles: Balearic champion 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. National champion in 2011 and 2012, finished second due to injury in 2013. Represented Spain at the World Agility Open in 2011, 2012 where we make the penthalon finales each year and in 2014 we were picked as a wild card and once again made the finales of the penthalon 14th overall and biathlon 23rd, I'm so proud of my Pancho for all his hard work....Yes a Pug at the World championships!!! In 2013 we also represented España at EO in Belgium and won 4 rosettes at the International Agility Festival in grade 6 with a 4th, 8th and 9th place and 1st place at the IFCS qualifier at Oxford. Top 3 on every class at the Jersey Agility festival and made the small final. Pepito and Wilson have won titles too at trials like the Fab Show in Oxford UK in 2013 and team events with Pancho and many podiums at the Jersay agility festival too. I'm so proud of my babies, I really can't ask for more. OUR MOTO "PUGS RULE
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29 oct. 2011
26 oct. 2011
22 oct. 2011
I liked this course, it is a fast course with front crosses, serpentine, a pull through that I messed up big time you will see on the video!!!! and a few other handling manoeuvres, I really enjoyed today's training and my boys Pancho and Pepito did great.
15 oct. 2011
Today is the agility exhibition show at Llucmajor near Palma, it's a nice day and we are going to have fun... Have a nice weekend everyone.
12 oct. 2011
This is a video of the "one stride work" i like to do from times to times.
This weekend we are not training at the club, we have an agility exhibition organised by our club at Llucmajor near Palma. We are going to show the general public what is agility and explain what is involved when training your dog... We are going to start at 16h30, so if you are around, come and say "hello"... Have a nice weekend everyone :D
11 oct. 2011
Then we are going to do some ground work, i want Pancho to understand how to use his legs independantly with this type of low poles, then one stride line of jumps, which will help him to push harder on his back legs and adjust his footing and speed.
Then we are going to practice the pull through on this small course on both side.
Then we will move on to those 2 courses to keep practicing the "Pull through", again we will practice on both side.
9 oct. 2011
This is a video of a seminaire with Greg Derrett we went to in March 2011. I made the comments on the video fun and they will direct you on our mistakes too... We learnt a lot and we are very happy with the outcome. We still practice what we were told and try to improve to make our agility runs as fun and successful as possible.
6 oct. 2011
Pancho is felling much better after his cough, I have given him some antibiotics called "Ronaxan" since Monday, after 12 hours his temperature was normal and his cough nearly gone. So Saturday we are going to start nice and easy with:
* Sit/stay and looking at the jump ahead
* 1 course with front cross as a warm up
Then we are going to move on to the PUSH THROUGH with:
* one jump practice the push through
* and those 3 courses :
4 oct. 2011
In the normal anatomy of the hip joint, the root (the thigh bone) is connected to the pelvis at the hip joint. The almost spherical end of the femur head fits into the acetabulum. The bony surface of the femur head and of the acetabulum are covered by cartilage. While bones provide the strength necessary to support body weight, cartilage ensures a smooth fit and a wide range of motion. Normal hip function can be affected by congenital conditions such as dysplasia, discussed in this article, trauma, and by acquired diseases such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Dysplastic hip anatomy
Researchers agree that hip dysplasia is a genetic disease. If a parent has hip dysplasia, then the animal's offspring are at greater risk for developing hip dysplasia.
In a hip suffering from dysplasia, two things are commonly abnormal.
* The caput is not deeply and tightly held by the acetabulum. Instead of being a snug fit, it is a loose fit, or a partial fit.
* Secondly, the caput or acetabulum are not smooth and round, but are misshapen, causing abnormal wear and tear or friction within the joint as it moves.
The body reacts to this in several ways: the joint itself is continually repairing itself and laying down new cartilage. So the joint may suffer degradation due to the abnormal wear and tear, or may not support the body weight as intended. The joint becomes inflamed and a cycle of cartilage damage, inflammation and pain commences. This is a self-fueling process, in that the more the joint becomes damaged, the less able it is to resist further damage. The inflammation causes further damage. The hip condition is only one factor to determine the extent to which dysplasia is causing pain or affecting the quality of life. In mild to moderate dysplasia it is often the secondary effects of abnormal wear and tear or arthritis, rather than dysplasia itself, which is the direct causes of visible problems.
This is Wilson x-ray if you look on the left side the caput is not deeply and tightly held by the acetabulum. Instead of being a snug fit, it is a loose fit. On the right side the caput is inside but not held at it should be in a normal dog.
* A glucosamine based nutritional supplement may give the body additional raw materials used in joint repair and a low fat diet is a must. The less weight the dog carries the better.
*Reasonable exercise stimulates cartilage growth and reduces degeneration (though excessive exercise can do harm too), and also regular long walks in early or mild dysplasia can help prevent loss of muscle mass to the hips. Medication can reduce pain and discomfort, and also reduce damaging inflammation.
* Massage and physical therapy and acupuncture: Your veterinarian or the veterinary staff can show you how to perform physical therapy and massage on your dog to help relax stiff muscles and promote a good range of motion in the joints.
* Warmth and good sleeping areas: Most people with arthritis find that the symptoms tend to worsen in cold, damp weather.
* For more infos: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2084&aid=444