It was a nice brisk Sunday morning for week 8 of 8 of our beginners agility class. Each dog, including Rags, showed marked improvement from week 1 of class and each dog graduated from class and should be ready to pickup where we left . Advanced beginners class should start in mid-November which gives us 2 weeks to practice what we learned before that class begins. Unfortunately, this class will start at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays so I am going to have to make sure my DVR will be recording the Giant games I will be missing.
This week we worked on doing a jump at a distance with a wait, OK, jump, tunnel combo. Rags rocked on her first attempt but trying the second time, Rags forgot what the concept of tunnel is and jumped on top of the tunnel instead of running through it. While cute, it’s not good. We then practiced contacts with the A-frame and dog walk. Rags did really well on these two obstacles. while a couple of dogs had slightly scary falls off the dog walk. While Rags is fearless and loves being on top of things.
We closed out the class by seeing how the dogs are progressing through the first set of poles in a 2×2 weave pole training. Rags is still a bit oblivious to the whole concept so we will have to work on that over the next two weeks. Finally, we finished with introduction to the teeter. First trying on a slightly pivoting board and then progressing to a lowered teeter. Everyone seemed to handle the lowered teeter well so Tom raised it an inch using a wooden board. Everyone still did that well so hopefully we can progress on the teeter quickly in the next class.
Everyone received their diploma and a biscuit for their efforts and off we went. I didn’t quite take as many photos from this week as previous, but I did take a few so check them out.
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