Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Time to start fading the Crap...and suprise more weaves ;-)

I am REALLY PROUD of this weave challenge video because at the start it has Cricket sequencing her Aframe from about where jump 7 in the challenge would have been to 12 weaves. SHE DID IT! Today was the first day I painted my pvc aframe box a soft yellow to make it not stand out as much and protect it from the sun....and I cut the middle of the top bar away because.....IT IS TIME TO START FADING THE CRAP off the aframe. I still had a 100% success rate with the aframe today, how cool is that?

I will tell you what is not cool is the weather, it was way over 100 and we had a thunderstorm, this weave challenge was hard because of the heat-Cricket and I both discussed it and feel we get extra brownie points for working today. Some have suggested it just shows a little lack of intelligence, but hey, that is not nice, LOL.

If anyone is counting, yep we skipped the weave pole challenge position 6-it is the onside weaves, it will be harder for us and we will do it next.



I went to Rachel Sanders website and read her original article about training the weaves http://fastforwarddogsports.com/library-links/ (Nail Down Your Weave Entries) and she does say if you are not running ahead of your dog in the weaves to lead out which I have not been doing. I notice it is distracting to Cricket if I happen to be ahead so this time I did work on that ;=).

this is the link to our weave challenge 5 and that does have a lot of curling back after the weaves. I am working on driving to a toy on the ground and adding a jump-rewarding the weaves after the jump to try to compensate for the curling back.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rus9pLq_vHs

7 comments:

Sara said...

Cricket, you are freakin' awesome!

Geraldine said...

Well done Kathy and Cricket, great stuff in your heat. I have not done much training as we have the opposite here, with freezing conditions and of course the mud. But if you can do it in the heat we will have to get out there and do it in the mud.

kiwichick said...

Nice job Kathy and Cricket is doing awesome. My friend has a puppy from the same breeding as Cricket. She lives in MA. I know she is very happy with her.

Diana said...

Wow, Sara is right "freakin' Awesome"!!!

Tammy Moody said...

She looks terrific!

Morganne said...

Wow! I get chills watching the videos. Nice job on the weave training. Her aframe looks good too!

Marie said...

Everything is coming together so nicely for you two. It's so fun to watch! :-)