Saturday, August 14, 2010
What an awesome day today !
I went to a seminar held this morning by Amanda & Sarah.
It was a trial prep seminar as our trial is in 2 weeks! After the seminar we were able to run our dogs in some jumpers & standard courses. As usual the girls set up challenging advance courses, which made us think, as well as use our handling skills.
Kort did so well!! I am so proud of him, he has come so far so fast it amazes me. At the last fun match he could only take 2 jumps then he would come & jump on me. Now, he totally understands to take the obstacle that I direct him too! He had a couple of bobbles, the first time he saw the tire he ran under it...it took 3 tries to get him to jump through it but I am glad I persevered as he did not miss the tire once after that! His weaves are still a work in progress, he has to use the gates, but I am in no hurry. His contacts were solid except for once when he came off the bottom of the dogwalk....then there was the "incident" of him jumping off the top of the dog walk!, apparently I had my arm up directing him, then I dropped my arm, he followed! We did it again & this time I was sure to keep my stupid arm at my side & Kort was fine....this is what fun matches are all about, figuring out your weaknesses. I just happen to have a few more then Kort, but I'm working on it !
Tate also got to play today, he was sooo cute in the jumpers run, he paused on top of the dogwalk to watch the dogs in the runs next door at the kennel....he flew off the end of the teeter as he was watching dogs in the audience, that wasn't so cute, ...bad Tate!! I put him back on & made him stick the landing. The rest of the jumpers course he rocked ! Later when we tried the standard course he just wasn't doing anything...I'm not sure if flying off the teeter made him sore or it was the heat...I ended up just doing a jump, the tire, & ended it....we will see how he is at the trial....I have him entered in 2 standard runs & 1 jumpers, I may have to pull him from 1 or 2...but that's ok, it's all about having fun now, and I certainly am :))
Here are 2 of the Courses from today......
Posted by onecollie at 5:15 PM