Tuesday, January 4, 2011

WHOOOO HOOOOO A REAL AFRAME!

Cricket is finally able to work on doing a full Aframe. Our Aframe started with teaching her to pounce into a box, then to do a jump grid to a box, I added in some handler movement and some handling, and now we are ready to put it on the obstacle.

Elicia Calhoun advised me to start with the box placed a little higher then the yellow contact zone to start with. I decided to do that and placed the box above the slat above the yellow.

The Criteria is that Cricket uses a pouncing motion to enter the box with all four paws. She should not touch any of the PVC sides with her paws.
I would like her head to be forward and lowered.
EVENTUALLY her criteria will be to land twice on the downside of the aframe, once right after the apex and then once in the box. Leaping over the apex will help her land in the right place for the first hit and help her make sure to hit the contact. Right now I was not holding her to that criteria because she was just learning how to get her body over the aframe and working out her stride.....but she was hitting with two hits and doing the cutest leap over the apex WHAT A GOOD GIRL!

11 comments:

Diana said...

Great job Kathy !! It looks wonderful! Hey what video software are you using? Thanks Diana

Sara said...

Wow! That was awesome. Cricket rocks. Really cool to see how all the foundation work pays off.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Fantastic!!! Cricket is a natural!

Priscilla said...

Wonderful!!! Cricket is fantastic!!! You did a great job, Kathy.

kiwichick said...

Nice!

Morganne said...

AWESOME!!!!
Is there any specific formula on toy placement? Is the toy close to the aframe for a reason?

Danielle's Dog Training Blog said...

Awesome job!

Sagira said...

Great job! Keep up the awesome work. :)

Kathy said...

Morganne I was playing with toy placement, I was starting to get a lot of look back and handler focus with throwing the toy, it was not too bad, but it was getting a little more then I liked...so tried to put the toy on the ground-but a lot further away, but then was getting where Cricket was not paying attention to the box or the job but was leaping over the box on the ground grids, so then i was playing with putting the toy a little closer, but when I looked at the video I think it is a little too close unless I am looking for lawn darts, LOL, ;-(, so not sure what I want to do about that, so still playing with the toy placement. I would really like to be throwing the toy again soon.....

AC said...

Look at that Crickster growing up! It's amazing to see all the work you've done this past year and how it's coming together. Very cool stuff!

Geraldine said...

Well done Kathy and Cricket, the running A frame is looking fantastic,it is hard not getting carried away with training a running A frame as it is such fun.