We are headed to Addicted to Agility NADAD trial this weekend. We can’t wait to run!
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It was so nice tonight and still light outside so Stewie and I did some directional training with out one Hoop that isn’t too deep in the snow. We definitely needed the practice. Can’t wait to go to the barn in Grantham for training this weekend, haven’t done any agility in so long
Clicker training is the best, and you can get some info about it and a free ebook download at AgilityNerd
Stewie got the ComfortFlex Sport Harness from Clean Run, and he loves it! Stewie likes the fact that it goes on over his head, he doesn’t have to pick up his feet and put them in, or be worried that the strap will pinch his tummy when it is buckled up. The ComfortFlex harness goes on in a snap, over the dog’s head and then the velcro strap goes under his stomach and attached to the other side, and is also secured with a buckle snap.
It is Stewie, Jack Russell Terrier approved!
I noticed there is a new DVD, Get on the Ball 2, and wondered if anyone can tell me if they have tried this, and how they like it, the dogs like it, and whether they have noticed improvement after using it.
After a good walk, we got just few minutes in the backyard before it got dark. I wanted to work on directionals. I set up a hoop with another hoop 8 paces directly in front of it. I also put a tunnel off to the left of the 1st hoop.
I sent Stewie to the hoop, told him “left” and he took the tunnel, good boy! I worked him off of both sides, and also sent him straight ahead with a “go on” several times as well. He only made a mistake a couple of times.
Tomorrow we work on “right”, Stewie is not quite as consistent on rights.
Today since it was raining, I got our the Crate Games CD, and brought in Stewie’s travel crate. We have not done this formally since last winter, but Stewie remembered it. He has a memory like a little elephant! We had a great practice with some of the games, and the cat was a handy distraction.
Tomorrow I will bring over my son’s dog Cleveland to really up the distraction factor.
Ace’s trial in Mt Holyoke started with Elite Chances. Stewie was wired and did not hold his start line. I really need to get serious about this. We were not connected in this run but I did get him into the #7 tunnel and out over the #8 jump, but then he came in and took the jump. Only two Elite dogs Q’ed in this run.
Elite Regular was next, it was a really nice course, but somehow Stewie ran by jump #5, and then back jumped it, we kept going and the rest of the run was beautiful. I was able to send him out to tunnel # 17 and get running along the dog walk to keep up with him. He had a fabulous entry to the weaves, and weaved beautifully. He also got the discrimination to # 13 perfectly. All in all a great run except for the bobble in the beginning.
All in all 4 great runs, 3 Q’s, two 1sts, and a 2nd place.