Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
In reality, I also did a good job. I broke the courses down so that I practiced certain things, rewarded, then went on. I really tried to set her up for success and felt really that for the first time back at class, I kept my cool and just had fun.
Below are two of the courses we ran. Lots of 270 work, lead out pivots, and speed.
For this one we all lead out to serp position at 3. The challenge was to send over 4 to 5 and get into the right position to communicate the decell at 6. Alot of the dogs, including Fin went wide on the 270 from 6-7 when we tried to get the FC in. The handlers that did a rear cross from 7-8 were more successful than those of us that tried the FC between 7-8. 9-11 was a really tough line. For me I ran as hard as I could pulling away from the weaves, but rewarded her at the weave exit for staying in. Then I sat her at 10, led out to just before the tunnel exit and released and ran and rewarded for going straight and not looking at me.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Working on the "Take" cue. This has NOT been easy. But finally getting it I think. I'm hoping by next Wed to have a full 5 second hold. That's the goal anyway...but it really is up to Fin.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I work from home. Some days are spent slaving over the computer with brief breaks outside in the sun. Today I had a few moments of fun happening behind me and I had to grab the video to show how loud it can get. Fortunately they are only shelties. I couldn't even imagine Laura's SpaceMonkey or Fireball getting into the frey.
The thing I am most grateful for, is they do not bark during wrestle mania.
This first one specifically teaches the "active line." The active line on a 270 is an extension of the jump. What we want is the dog to understand once they cross the active line, that they must take the jump. It allows you to take off and run to the next positional cue.
Monday, July 26, 2010
At just 3 years old, she has USDAA titles and AKC tiles AND NADAC titles. Catcher is just about perfect and I am so proud of this team.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
- Going to the dentist vs Greg Derretts Handling system, Dec. 2008
- Having Rules About Your Box, Jan. 2010
- Is it true that there are no straight lines in nature?, Jan 2010
- The Anatomy of an Agility Handling Workshop, March 2010
- Not quite the rabbit hole, but at times I could have used some shrinking potion. March 2010
- A stork, the threadle, and the pleasure zone, March 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The team had a few friends over. Fun times. Puppy times. Fin asked her daddy if she could have her own little HiMark puppy since she enjoyed Gambol so much. Dad said, "No." boo hoo.