April 21, 2006

Agility Class

We really enjoyed class last night. Robyn had set up jumps, weavepoles with guides, and a short tunnel and directed us through sequences to practice left- and right-hand handling, changes of sides, and handler focus. The dogs enjoyed themselves - they had sufficient repetitions of a sequence to build confidence, and we worked on making it fast and fun. We did some releases from the table to build drive, and worked tunnel/weave sequences to practice happy weaves. Ray then took us for A-frame fun, where we concentrated on getting the dogs to come down the frame with their weight shifted to the rear. We didn't use our target, but Dusty was good at transferring her target behaviour to the frame, and waiting for her release to a thrown treat.

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