Sunday, April 01, 2012

Trust yor dawg dahling .. trust yor dawg

Trust but verify might have been our motto this week.

We started proofing Sally's contacts fairly seriously - as in trying to tug her gently off the bottoms. She stuck em hard once she understood the game. I started moving laterally and forwards on her as well. She did dogwalks, teeters and aframes with great joy and drive and never got particularly stressed about the proofing. Should be fairly easy to carry on I hope.

I worked on footwork ... and learning to SHORTEN my stride. Yah you read that right. After how many years of learning to lengthen my stride and run properly now, just like les chiens, I need to learn when (and how) to collect. Presuming I can figure it out I think it's a good problem to have.

We played agility (contacts and weaves) Friday, handling skills Saturday, building confidence and a fun match Sunday, private on proofing contacts Tuesday, course work Wednesday and handling distance Saturday. Yay for us! I'm fitter than I thought I might be quite honestly. It was work and I'm tired but it's a lovely satisfied tired. Dogs seem to be tired in a similar way.

1 comment:

Sara said...

Holy moly, that's a lot of agility!

SOunds like you got a lot out of it.