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.