Katy is targeting to a favorite tug toy on the ground, and I am standing just past the toy. Susan believes that young dogs need to think about the jumping and pay attention to their job so she would not like movement that distracts the dog. My own personal handling system does not call for teaching the dog to blast past me, so that is why I stay up by the toy. This was all the jumping we did, I just edited out the walking back and forth. It wasn't about staying so I did not want to make that an issue so I had my lovely daughter as my assistant.
I do have to admit I HAD A BLAST! After all this time with my knee injury and replacement, then Cricket having puppies, I had forgot how good it feels to be out there and what a charge it is to see my dog playing the game. SHE IS SO COOL!!!!
In general I don't believe in doing lots of agility or equipment with puppies, I just think their bodies and minds are not ready for it and there is so much other foundation that needs to be done. Teaching equipment is so fast and so easy that there is plenty of time for that! I plan on starting weaves around 15 months and not jumping full height until Katy is around 18 months.
first jumps 6 months from kathy bordergirlsmom on Vimeo.