DIY balance/contact board

Making a training board isn’t really hard and not expensive. Here is another diy-tipp from me.
I bought a shelf which is 300 wide. (how long is depending on dogs size), a yoga matt and furniture pads. I already have a small balance pad from before. So I cutted the yoga matt in the same size as the board (a little longer, so it’s over the edges), I glued it on, put the furniture pads at the end on the underside and that’s it. Waiting until the glue has dried.
I used the Yoga mat because it’s made for not slipping. It’s also possible to use carpet or bathing mats.
I want to use it for pre-teeter training. Tadaa should get confident with the movement under her paws. It’s also possible to use it for balancing. Happy diy – time 😉

Kairi 6 months

Happy 6 months, Kairi. This is what we have learned/shaped so far (from 15 to 24 weeks).

  • Handtouch
  • Nosetouch
  • Sit/Down
  • Twist left/right
  • Turn left/right around objects
  • 2on2off
  • 4in
  • Target mat
  • Heeling position
  • Watch other dogs run agility
  • City walks
  • Going on a leash
  • Sit stays with short distace and duration
  • Balance pads
  • To not fetch own poop
  • To not eat poop of dog siblings
  • To not eat guinea pigs

Happy Birthday Tvitvi

Three years ago my little surprise was born. I wasn’t sure if I would have a puppy until this day, I remember it like yesterday. When Jan Egil showed her picture to our friends and said «This will be our new dog».

Tvitvi was my first small dog and my first Papillon. I fell in love with her the first time I saw her. She was small, fluffy, confident, funny and biting us all the time. After some time she got also really cudely. I remember watching her while she was sleeping and even telling Jan Egil that she is just the sweetest creature on this earth.

In 2017 we travelled a lot. From Czech, Austria, Germany, France, Northern Norway. Little Tvitvi was an easy and fun traveling companion. Afraid of anything, facing every adventure together with us. She made so many friends, and I think she made quite an impression to some people too.

She was so unbelievable clever and motivated. I had so much fun training with her, I had to take myself back to do not too much. But we had so much fun together.

I remember her warm body rolled together on my lap, she always chose to sleep in contact with me.

And then on january 21. in 2018 the accident happened… I still can’t talk about this day. Only that it broke my heart. I still can’t understand why this most innocent soul had to leave us so early.

I’m thankful for all the nice memories we could share in the short time we had together. I’m forever thankful to Elli, her breeder, who gave her to me. I’m also thankful to Elli and Rebecca, the owner of Tvitivs sister Funny, for becoming my friends.

Fast as the wind, brave as a lion, beautiful like the midnight sky.
I miss you. Every day. My beloved Tvitvi.