Monday, August 25, 2008

Beginner Agility - Week 4

Week 4, what a wonderful week! Romeo is really enjoying agility, and it seems that his favorite obstacles (at least lately) are the "tall ones" ... the A-frame and the dog walk. Full body shivers when I tell him to "get ready", then he blazes over the top. Has a nice solid wait for the contacts, too. Still need some proofing, of course, but it's coming along nicely.

This week we also worked on the pause table. He found that pretty boring, but if it earns some treats, why not? The tunnel is always fun, as was the chute once he remembered that he did it last week so didn't need to be afraid to push. (Silly dog ... give me patience!) It took a couple of tries, but he finally had a light bulb moment and remembered that he could just keep running and the fabric would get out of his way. After that brain wave, it was smooth sailing! Was even a bit more solid on the tire. And his off-side weave entries are coming along very nicely.

There are only two more sessions left in this set of classes. Then on to the next level!

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