Titles Achieved to date...

Monumental A to Z High On Liberty
NW1, NW2, L1I, L1E, L1C, RATI, RATN, RATO, RATS, L1V, L2C, L2I, L2E, RATM,
R-FE/N, PKD-TL, PKD-N, ADPL1, ADPL2, TD, UWP, ADPL3, NTD, TKN, L2V, ADPL4,
SDS-N, ADPL5, ADPCH and ADPL1(2GC)... 30 and counting...






Saturday, April 22, 2017

Parkour (7/6)

The new dog didn't show up for class. I hope we'll see him again. He's fun to watch and I think its good for Gimme to adjust to the presence of different dogs on a regular basis.

Multiple "out" video - The task here was to start the dog on a prop, send them "out" around a cone and then back to the prop, and repeat twice more. This was easy for Gimme.

Platform work video - The challenge here was having the wall directly behind the platform, so an inexperienced dog would think there wasn't going to be enough space. Gimme knows better. She also pretty much expects the wall to get out of her way.

Sequence 1 video - Gimme did very well with all of this except the last prop, the hoop stand. I kept trying to get ahead of her to lure her through the side hoop. In hindsight, I should have used "halt" to stop her in the stand so I could get ahead of her and show her what I wanted.

Sequence 2 video - Gimme did well until we got to the ladder and it wobbled as she was going over it. The substitute instructor reset it and then she did fine.

Sequence 3 video - Where this sequence started, Gimme had to pass by a dog just five feet away. Clearly she was distracted and it took her a bit to get focused on me. At the end she's moving toward the dog again and just the possibility of getting so close was distracting.

Sequence 4 video - This sequence started the same way, so I moved the divider so it was between Gimme and the dog five feet away. It helped a little, but she was still rushing to move away and we had to do the beginning over. She did well from there. She really doesn't like the swinging platform, so I steadied it a little with my foot while giving her lots of treats. Then I was able to move my foot away and since she was relaxed it wasn't moving.

Class was pretty good, though Jo's classes are much better.

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