Thursday, 12 September 2013

Sit, Stay and Up! Juliette's Personal Project

Sit, Stay and Up!



Purpose: For Frodo to have fun while getting some exercise, and to improve and become more confident with my building skills.
Process:
  1. Research, research, research!
  2. Buy timber and nails from Bunnings
  3. Build jumps
  4. Practise at The Groynes Dog Park
  5. Timber from Bunnings
  6. Build A-Frame
  7. Timber from Bunnings
  8. Build Hoop Jump
  9. Timber from Bunnings
  10. Build pause table
  11. Train!
  12. Take a video




I have learnt lots of building skills (e.g. banging nails into wood, sawing, using clamps etc.) and different techniques for training dogs. I have also improved my time management skills, it’s much easier to do a little every day then big chunks in a week.



18 comments:

  1. Juliette - I think it's great your dog is getting always-needed attention - and exercise to boot! I saw this article this morning that I got a chuckle from... you might like to let everyone know about your agility course...!
    http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/09/13-year-old-invents-product-for-dogs-with-separation-anxiety/ Have fun, and keep blogging!

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    1. Wow! That is so cool! Frodo would love that! Thanks for your comment. :)

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  2. Hey Juliette,

    Frodo is SOOOO cute - but very cheeky. I have a video on my phone of him doing the corse. Very impressive.

    Ella

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    1. Thanks! But you haven't seen him at his worst!

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  3. Hi Juliette,

    I loved your Personal Project. It was cool that you were able to bring Frodo in for Grandparents day so he could complete your course. What was the hardest part of the course for you to build?

    Charlotte

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    1. Thanks, he loved being in. Definitely the A-frame was the hardest part. I had to switch designs and it took ages to build!

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  4. Hi Juliette,

    You have done so well. Frodo is just so cute and adorable. Your jumps are so professional. What was your highlight?

    Lottie

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    1. Hi Lottie,

      Thank you! The highlight was probably training him because he was having so much fun (and so was I).

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  5. Hi Juliette,

    I love your Personal Project and Frodo!
    Frodo is very very cute!!!

    Moeka

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  6. How much fun does Frodo look like he is having!!!?! Do you make courses for 6 year old kids as well? Well done Juliette - I love how you have combined two passions together in this project - very innovative!

    Great stuff.

    Mr P

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    1. Hi Mr. Pearce,

      Haha no, maybe Hana could do that next year! Thank you!

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  7. I am so impressed with the fact that you actually built the agility course as well as put the effort into your training. Did Frodo need to complete the course in a certain time? It would be interesting to compare Frodo's ability to learn the course with another friend's dog!
    Well done Juliette

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    1. Thank you! No, my goal was just for him to finish it. Yes it would be interesting, Frodo's quite smart so I'm not sure how that would go!

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  8. Hi Juliette,

    Your agility course looks awesome. What was the hardest obstacle to build?

    Sarah Be, 8C

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    1. Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for your comment. The A-frame was the hardest because it was the biggest and I had to keep switching designs.

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  9. I'm sure you'll take Frodo through at at least daily, too!

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