Had a great morning playing with the boys and taking some video clips… this is the first time I’m going to try to embed a video. Should be interesting!
Why was amazing…. he did his FIRST Jumpers with Weaves sequence. We had a little bit of a bobble in handling on the first try and then on the second try he didn’t want to weave on the right and got distracted with a stick… LOL. Silly dog! This was also his first time working in the side yard!
Judd was also a REALLY fantastic boy! He did his Scent Discrimination exercise for the second time outdoors. This is huge. Judd is not typically a dog to work Obedience well outside and he only recently learned this exercise. He does show a broken Stay but the rest of it was pretty fantastic.
Judd also did the agility sequence. He’s quite a bit (ok… A LOT) more advanced than Why but Judd has been in serious agility training since April and I have only had Why for a few months!
This is the course we followed. I got it out of an old Clean Run magazine. I LOVE the Backyard Dogs articles… they always have short sequences that can be worked in a small space focusing on key skills. This course is a Mary Ellen Barry course.
There were a couple of challenges on this course, especially for Why. This was his first time doing a 270 degree turn which occurs between #2 and #3. Then the entry to weaves is tough. Why struggled with this because he just learned how to weave this month and has a hard time still weaving on my right. Judd knows weaving… he was able to pick his entry easily without help from me. The next challenge is from #7 to #8. It’s a 180 degree turn. Not a big deal for Judd but for a very beginner dog like Why, he still needs to learn.
When Judd is confident he’s actually a very advanced dog…. his challenges are with ring nerves. I showed him a bit this Summer in CPE and he finished Level 1 and has a Level 2 title, CL2-H. He’s competing in Level 2 and Level 3. I’m VERY proud of him!
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