Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Surfing and Strength Training for Agility

Fin is learning to surf. Working on a float in the water is exceptional for balance and strength (sorta like balance ball work). I've spent a few weeks just getting her comfortable with being wet (jumping in the first step of the pool). At first she really didn't have alot of confidence, but now she is in the pool all the time. I figured it was time to start getting her enjoying surfing.

First step is to just get on the float. So I worked with the clicker so she knew what I wanted was the mat.

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Then I worked her with the mat half way in. The funny part is the cookies kept going into the pool and floating. She wasn't amused.

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Once she feels comfortable with the mat halfway in, I'll ask her to jump onto the mat (video to come later).

We also did some basic targeting today.

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Fin is so much fun :)

1 comment:

Trish said...

I'm your groom for the worlds.

Remember you promised!