Wednesday, April 7, 2010

no agility class tonight because debbie was stuck in court... we ended up going to class early because they had air and i havent turned the air on yet (im angry at the thought that 5 days ago, i had the HEAT ON and now its 93 outside and were dying out here!!!!)... didnt do open and im still feeling sick, so just did utility.

started with signals. all the dogs had issues when people were crossing the paths of other dogs/handlers that they would get distracted and miss a signal, or see it and just not move, even rah. so we tried to avoid doing it, and rah and most of the dogs were spot on. he didnt move at all on the stand either, so that was good!!!!

next we did rotating go outs - every dog in the class rotated through and we did one go out like we were in the ring - walked in, set up, did a go out, and then walked out. rah aced every one of them, it was very nice!

moved onto articles - rah was funny and brought back last weeks articles (which were LYDIAS SCENT!) before mine... weird. then he found mine... need to work those fronts. im not going to nit pick him. get the UD and then work the fine points.

moving stand - PERFECT. very nice for him, considering his issue with not wanting to be examined and moving when the judge finishes the exam and when they say call your dog.

gloves we fell apart... so much falling apart. i need to work pivots and dead recalls with gloves and dead retrieves and all the pieces again because he fell apart this week. ugh. of course.

we can do it. we can do it. we can do it.


Training my Mammoth said...

Of course you guys can do it! He's awesome and so are you!

Dawn said...

Yes, you can do it. Breathe, relax and enjoy the journey.