This was a very good workshop, where we learned a lot of new things. The best was of course the trick with the tennis ball to teach the whistle command stop when the dog is running away from the handler. A brilliant trick!
24. 03. 2013 we participated for the 1st time in working test, which was also the 1st working test in Slovenia that counts for Zlata raca, the 1st with international participation, the 1st with proper judges. We participated with 3 girls: with Kala in out of competition class (0, 0, 4, 0; she did not pass the WT, but she won the class that does not count for Zlata raca trophy), Pretty in beginners class (5/30, 10/30, 4/20, 0; she almost passed the WT) and Heidi in open class (9/20, 17/30, 13/20, 6/20; she passed the WT).
Kala had lots of fun, met her "boyfriend" flatcoat Šejk, did the exercises in Kala's way constantly wagging with her "toller-tail", usually running full speed (just on the memory, which she did not see or which she forgot, she went so slow and in zig-zag, that Barbara just recalled her). She barked, pied, pooped and had a nice time.
Heidi performed better than expected i.e. she worked as she was told too even if there were people around. That was a huge success. She even understands the directions she should go. At the end, she was 5th.
But she went off course with the curly speed i.e. rather slow than fast. One problem appeared, that was not seen for ages i.e. Barbara did not get the dummy into her hand all the times. Till now we thought that Heidi had very good "hold".
Pretty was also nice, but she needs even more training than Heidi and Kala. But Pretty marks better than other two girls, can run much faster i.e. she is perspective young girl.
Results of the 1st WT for Zlata raca, results for Zlata raca after 1st WT, photos of the winners, photos from the workshop, photos from the WT (step 1 and 2), photos and more photos.