Sunday, June 26, 2011

Give me a little SKIN!!!!

Our contact pieces now have rubber skins over the aluminum sheeting!

 Thanks to Jeff for helping us ALL DAY Saturday!!!
Master Designer and Einstein Extraordinaire!

Thanks you Marsha for coming over to help with 
the A-FRAME!!!

 You think they are happy workers?
It's the FUMES!

Actually they are celebrating the LAST 
piece of skin being applied.

Jeff flipping and re-attaching the aluminum skin.
The old sanded/painted side is now underneath.

 Bill is busy sanding down the old rivets.

Cougar is in charge of 'Inventory'.

The first contact applied to the teeter.
We started with the smallest piece first in order to 'perfect' our technique!

Some of the supplies.

 The Teeter Seam!

 The top plank of the dogwalk.
Sure is Purdy!

 Jeff securing the dogwalk contact seam.  
The slats were preformed in the rubber.

 This morning, the seams all looked GREAT!

Here's the A-Frame with just the Yellow Contact Zone attached. 

Jeff perfected the 'wax and freezer paper' application technique!  

I'm confident we could do our next set in less than 1/2 the time!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

World Masters Event - 1989

Well, if you think you had a 'bad' weekend lately, 
check out the agility's 'beginnings'!!

I'm pretty sure most of us could compete 'well' against these folks.

As Becky said to me, "We've come a LONG way baby!"

Monday, June 20, 2011

Kruz and Bill Earn their PAX!!!

Kruz and his best friend, Bill finished his PAX
on Saturday at the ICDOC trial in the Quad Cities.

He'll be 'Grandfathered' in for his PACH 
on July 1st, just a couple weeks.

Thank you Marsha for the DQs you earned last Fall,
and the CAKE - it was delicious!!!!!

Kruz turned 13 in March, and has been so fortunate
to have had an injury free career.

He'll continue to run in the JWW class for awhile,
and help the judges with their Judging!

His absolute FAVORITE think to do!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Confucius Says.......

"I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand"

I wonder if Confucius was a Dog Trainer?

I often find that I 'hear' an idea and think to myself "What a great idea", only to forget to do it later on.  If I 'see' someone actually doing it, I'm more likely to try it.  If I actually 'do' it, then I understand it and will follow through.  Well, most of the time. 

"When anger rises, think of the consequences."

Maybe it's time to quit the training session? 
Make a better plan so both of you can be successful.  

"Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star."
Just because you've ALWAYS done it that way, doesn't mean there might not be another way. 
Maybe it will result in a better outcome, maybe it won't.   
Think outside the box and don't be afraid to explore others ideas.

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do."

Try and try again!  
Always reach for those goals, whatever they might be.

"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."

Okay, so maybe Confucius wasn't an Agility Competitor.  VBG