It was a red letter day I had someone who could video Cricket and I actually doing agility. I had so much fun with Cricket at a fun match this weekend. Running a baby dog is so much fun....poor Cricket is trying to figure out what she can trust me to do and I am trying to figure out how much to just let her go and how much support and help she needs ;-), it is all new and feels so different..a new relationship.
I did not particularly like the course that was set up, it had some weird angles for novice dogs I thought and the only weaves you could do were a set of 6 with 21 in spacing, so I had to sort of make my own course so that we went to the set of weaves with the 24 in spacing..Cricket did great. The first run felt disjointed and I was just nervous and not sure what to expect ;-), I imagine Cricket was feeling the same about me, LOL. The funniest thing was we just started doing the broad jump a day or two ago, and I have not sequenced the dog walk, so I was going to do the broad jump and then stop and reward...sit Cricket in front of the dog walk and probably just take her to the down ramp and release her to her 2020 from there. Well, baby dog Cricket did the broad jump and read where we were going and she just ran up that dog walk like no ones business. She got to the top and it looked like it hit her that she was doing the dog walk, I don't think she was sure it was ok because I was behind her.
I wish I had got video of Breeze. I really had to alter that course so she did not do weaves, but she got the most gorgeous contacts, she was running faster then I have ever seen her run, she was so happy and excited. She was reading lines, it almost made me cry how wonderful it felt-like we were an old couple that just knows each others every thought. The contrast in running a baby dog and running a partner of a long time was really striking I remember how much fun it is to run Breeze, just sucks she will not be able to do much trialing.
CRICKET IS TRULY THE BEST DOG, LOVE MY GIRL, AND SHE CUDDLES TOO!