I love doing full courses in agility class, but surprisingly, I think our skills-filled class last night was one of the most fun classes I've ever had.
The first sequence (light-circled numbers) was a rear cross exercise. We weren't allowed to talk to our dogs (except at the start and between 5 and 6) and instead had to rely on body movement alone.
I led out just past 1, post-turned around 2 and 3 (but made sure she avoided the tempting off course 6) , and rear crossed over 4. Moved as soon as she committed to 4, up the line to 5. After 5, I ran with my shoulders pointed almost towards the A-Frame, asked her to rear cross on the flat. Reared again over 8, reared again over 9, held position to make sure she came back in for the threadle-ish 10.
Super fun sequence. It was supposed to be hard.. but honestly, it wasn't that bad at all. My rear crosses are just too good.
Second sequence (dark circled numbers) was an offside tunnel entry with a choice of either a front or rear cross between 5 and 6. I went with the front... and I'm glad I did, because Marge and I both really need work. My positioning is wrong and she doesn't read it at all. I led out past 3 and used a lead out pivot to get her in to the tunnel. I tried to do a landing side front after 5 but it took me quite a few tries to get it. Rest of the sequence was pretty easy.
Due to the limited number of obstacles, I can definitely set this up at the training hall.. which is exciting, because I'm running out of ideas since we have a very limited number of jumps available there.
At the end of class, I worked my A-Frame contact a bit. She hit it every single time and seems to be doing it more quickly rather than creeping. Also, for the first time ever, I tried sending her away from me in to the tunnel under the A-Frame. I see stuff like that a lot in AKC Excellent Standard.. so it's good to know that she was able to do it.
Didn't get any pictures or video, but I do have these shots from her zoomies episode on Monday night while I taught the Pet Agility class.