Posts Tagged With: get outs

Sunday workshop

We had a workshop in Grantham Sunday and worked on get outs and also coming back in to reinforce control. One of the get out exercises was working with two hoops next to each other in a big circle. You drew the line so the dog went through the inner hoop on one set, then the outer hoop in the next one and so on. I had a lot of trouble with this exercise. I was being very uncoordinated. I am going to ask my son to make me some more hoops and practice this in the backyard. Once mastered this will be very useful on NADAC courses.
In the afternoon we worked on a box of jumps. I handled it from the inside of the box and did well. Then I was challenged to run it from the outside of the box, and that was a lot more difficult. But as I was told, I have to work distance to gain distance skills. After a couple of tries I got a bit better at it. I really need to work on my body position, cues, and timing. Poor Stewie has to work with a very inconsistent handler, the poor dog.
I am still working on my lateral distance right from the start line. It is getting a bit easier all the time.
Today we went out in the backyard, and I was going to give Stewie the day off from agility, but he was asking to play so we did. We worked on the dogwalk at a distance and also going on from the dog walk to another series of obstacles with me at a lateral distance. Stewie was going very well with the dogwalk exercises.

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Agility Workshop

Stewie and I got a good workout at the workshop today. We worked on directionals and get outs and which one to use when. As always I need to work on being more timely with my cues and being more consistent with my cues also. So much harder to train myself then to train Stewie. I also need to practice my lateral leadouts.

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Friday Practice

Stewie and I got some practice in today in the yard. We worked on weaves, which he did wonderfully several times. We also did several outs to a tunnel next to the dog walk. He is getting very consistent outs to tunnels next to contacts. I am very pleased with that. Now we just have to decide which of his Halloween costumes he wants to wear tomorrow!

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Training and Tower Hill





Sunday Stewie and I worked in the backyard for a bit on get outs, and sends and then left turns to jumps and tunnels. He did very well taking the left turn and finding the tunnel entrance, instead of just continuing in a straight line.

Later we took a walk to Tower Hill Lake in Auburn for a couple of hours. First we hunted for a geo cache. Dave found it, but Stewie thinks he helped. Then we continued on a great walk.

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