Tuesday, 10 July 2012

K9 Fitness- Knowing your dog seminar

The Course..
I ran the ' Introduction to K9 Fitness- Knowing your dog' seminar on 1st July, with one of my students. Becky Godridge, who is a fully qualified Canine Masseur. 

This course covered a wide range of topics that are really important to ALL dog owners, not just dog owners that are involved in a working discipline. However all the people booked on this course were either Agility, Flyball or had dogs that already had problems.

Topics the course covered

 Gait Analysis & Confirmation – understanding and knowing your dogs limits.
 Basic Anatomy
 Weight & Nutrition
 Spotting when your dog isn’t 100% - recognizing issues before they become problems
 Massage and Stretching
 Warm up and Cool down – Fit for function
 Muscle Building - Core strength and conditioning for performance.
This was the first K9 Fitness course Becky and I have done together. We have received lots a great comments/feedback about the day and have had countless emails asking when the next one is going to be.

We are defiantly doing more! :-D
You will have to keep your eyes peeled as Becky and I are currently discussing future dates and Venues throughout the UK over rest of this and next year.

The courses will be advertised on Webpages & Facebook, on various pages (links to the pages are posted at the end of this blog.) If you want to be on the e-mail list to be the 1st for updates of new dates, venues, e-mail me to you name to ..
lucyosbornedogtraining@hotmail.co.uk  and will be one of the first to know future dates and venues. :-) 
Some pictures from a section of the day and feedback off the students.
Talking through and then doing warm up Exercises.
Mum/Dad Look at MEEE!!!
Lecture :-p & Pro Plan Treatbags and Clickers
(freebie we gave out) Thanks PRO PLAN!
Becky giving advice, finally managed to catch her on camera :-p
Some very tired dogs, and handlers You Guys took in alot of information today :-)
 Man Tyding up! :-o
 Whats in that bag??? 

Just some of the comments left in the feedback book, from some of people that attended the day. Names were not asked to be left as I didn’t want people to feel pressured into putting a good response.

Thanks for a very useful day, very thought provoking and lots of new ideas.
Very informative and I learnt a lot, Thank-you.
Really informative – Plenty to take away and think about before running my dog. Thank-you.
I enjoyed the whole day especially the ‘hands on’ and muscle building in the afternoon.
I learnt so much throughout the day. The gait analysis was well explained and there were different breeds to look at. Good/bad gaits were explained and gave me a much better understanding of what I should be looking for. The warm up, cool down, massage, stretching and muscle building were great. I have taken away so much and will be very useful to use on my injured/retired dogs too and well as my young and competing ones. Thankyou
I have so much to think about, lots of good ideas. I need to create a routine warm up and cool down to ensure I do it! Thank you for making me more aware.
Very informative day, has taught me many things and how much I can tell off my dogs gait. I need to make myself more familiar with it so that I can try my best to help prevent any problems, aswell as making sure I get used to how my dogs muscles and body feels. The story and info made me defiantly think. Thankyou.
So informative, the course was delivered in an interactive and fun manor as sometimes they can get boring. This didnt you both kept us all awake thinking and on out toes. :-)

The dates are not on theses sites yet but theses are the places you will find them advertised
FaceBook search
Becky Godridge
Lucy Kate Osborne

Agility Buds Dog Training - Lucy Osborne

Canine Performance Thearpy

Available Training Days

 on the events page.

Lucy Osborne

Monday, 2 July 2012

Agility Display At The Lincolnshire Show 2012

Wow I haven’t updated this blog in a while. I’ve been up to so much! I just need more time to get round to training my own dogs! Then, when I finally get time all it does is rain. Typical.

I ran an agility display at the Lincolnshire showground on 20th & 21th June. It was Agility Buds first Agricultural show display and it went Superb! Wednesdays was fantastic weather. All in T-Shirts and ¾’s and shorts, id Kinda forgot we got that type of weather in England. Typical that i forgot my camera on the weds! So only managed to get someone to take a few picts on the Thursday.

The displays went great! I put up a nice flowing course and got the audience involved. I was pretty nervous about being the one in the ring on the microphone and getting the audience going but as soon as I was in there with the gang there was no stopping us!
We got the audience cheering whist some of the dogs ran the course and the again at the end cheering for their favourite duo!

We then showed the audience some Fun Filled foundation games, it was the young dogs time to shine. This was a great opportunity for some of my student’s young dogs to get experience in an unfamiliar environment, and with their handlers probably feeling a bit nervous. The young dogs did fantastic and took everything in their stride! They didn’t even sniff at the pig poo from the racing pigs that were the display before us! A real boost of confidence for the handlers.

Jo Stewart & LuLu
Nicci Hindson& Narla
practicing rear leg awarness exercises

''BOX of TRICKS ''

Then on the last showing on both days we managed to squeeze in a relay which really hyped everything up including the audience.

Tina & Will in the Relay
Very well done to the Agility Buds team students that managed to make it. I received an E-mail from the organisers saying they had some fantastic feedback about our displays and I’ve confirmed our 2 day slot again for 2013! Well done guys!
some of the dogs from Thursdays display

Lucy Osborne