After a stretch of not a whole lot of training stuff going on, we've actually had a few new developments this past week. I'll try to keep it brief since I have lots to talk about from yesterday's agility class, but, to sum up the big stuff:
- Led out two jumps to help her into the tunnel. Absolutely no obstacle discrimination problem there.
- Back cross to the teeter - we practice backs on the flat all the time, so this was no big deal at all. Marisa emphasized that we cross after the dog gets it head out of the tunnel so as to not confuse the dog and cause them to look all over the place to see where they have to go when they come out.
- The teeter itself - she did it, albeit cautiously. I was expecting a MUCH more fearful response from her. I'm actually excited for Marge and the teeter this winter, since I think it'll be available to us during private practices.
- Teeter to jump to A-Frame was self-exaplanatory.
- A-Frame contact - looks like we're going with a running. I told Marisa my concerns about Marge jamming herself on the A-Frame in attempt to get into the 2o2o position. She said running will be fine, and that because she has some idea of the 2o2o, it shouldn't be too hard to teach her where she's got to go.
- There were quite a few options on how to handle the jump-jump-weave. During my first run, I tried a landing side front as she came over the first jump and back crossed into the weaves. Not a problem. This time, she told me to do a rear cross over the first jump. Worked fine, too, though it kind of caused Marge to ask, "What? Where do I have to go next?"
- Her weave poles were the best I've seen in quite some time. I can't explain it - she had a stretch of pitiful weave poles and now it looks like they're shaping up again. This is the set from our outdoor agility classes and not the set from our indoor practice runs, so it may be an issue of spacing.
- Triple to tunnel - we did have one problem with this because I didn't turn enough to direct Marge into the tunnel. I corrected it, though, as you can see in this run.
- There were also multiple ways to handle the ending, but I did the landing side front seen in this video every single time because it worked well for me.