We had a beautiful day today and I needed to go down to the agility yard to pay for the new series of classes that start this week! YIPPIE! Because I have been a total sluff at working with the dogs with all the rainy weather, I decided to bring the dogs and get some work done.
On the docket for todays training:
Weave entries with Breeze, working with the entries while I am recalling her through them, then working up to running along side her.
Lizzie needs to work on attention and contacts, just sharpening up the teeter end behavior.
CRICKET, working on attention when she is excited, and just letting her be cute!
Lizzie does not get to ride like that on top of the crates, but that is where she would dearly love to sit. Cricket was MAD she was in the crate and you can see her trying to open the gate, she got really mad and finally took out her frustrations on a bone. Poor puppy, puppy abuse.
Lizzie showing her BEAUTIFUL end position on the teeter. During the break she was just a little sloppy with the teeter performance, so time to sharpen things up a bit.
Lizzies teeter performance criteria:
Load onto the teeter straight (we have some exercises we do so she understands that), I do not want to have to manage her entries ;-)
Race up and through the tip spot, I want her racing for the end
shift her weight back to her hind end and slide into position with her feet at the end, her head forward and stay there until I release her.
I feel the more clear the criteria is for my dogs, I am better able to reinforce what I want and they feel more comfortable and safe knowing what to expect.
Cricket being Cricket and trying to get Breeze to play, no one is safe from the puppy play monster!
Unfortunately we did a little weave entry work and once again Breeze is looking really stiff and limping ;-(, I am not sure what is going on so she mostly just got to play with the ball no big workout for her, guess it is time to take her in to the vet since this does not seem to be getting better ;-(, she is not looking horrible but something is definetly going on.
RUNNING CRICKET-WHOOOO HOOOOOO! She is fast! Have I ever mentioned how much fun I think she is?
Liz and Cricket playing at the agility yard, Cricket LOVES to harrass Liz, Liz is her favorite target!
PRICK EAR (ONE EAR)! Cricket lost another tooth which explains why her ears have been all over the place again!
Liz wants to practice her contacts, but isn't willing to run into Cricket's face, Cricket says "What are you doing Liz?"
Is Cricket exhausted when we got home from our adventure? NOOOOOO. She is still going to bug Breeze to play, LOL.