Saturday, May 9, 2015

More Weaves - Day 2-3 on 2x2s

Ok generally in life, things are sort of rough because my vision is pretty bad after my first eye surgery a week and a half ago.  I'm having trouble seeing the computer and it hurts to read, and watching my videos to review what is happening is no fun,  reviewing to go to the next step of the 2x2 weaves is rough ....so I'm wondering if I should have waited.  On the plus side since I can't work on my on line classes or do computer work, or move faster then a fast walk, I have time to be working!!!  I will have to compensate because I won't be able to finish and add any fast movement to our training...but hey, it's just dog training, if we mess it up we can fix it and Katy and I will just make allowances and do our best!


The first day we did four short sessions with the two poles - I was able to add some movement and Katy could find her way through the poles from pretty much anywhere.  The problems I could see were her tracking the toy way before I could throw it, and some pretty fun victory laps after each try- Katy would take the toy and run  on a big loop around the yard before returning, she is a fun loving girl, so that isn't surprising. So day 2 as I added in the second set of poles....I decided to try food as a reward.  Of course a new issue showed up, Katy was having a heck of a time finding the food.  So very quickly we relocated to the driveway 😎


So pretty happy with the two afternoon sessions of day 2.  It started out rocky with Katy looking back and me unable to throw the hotdogs in even roughly the right place, but we got it together.  The poles are 15 feet apart and the food did help with forward focus, made her a little more thoughtful.  So the next session on day 3 will be the same set up but adding a little movement then we can put the two sets of poles about 7 feet apart.  



3 comments:

Lori Mannas said...

you are going to have so much fun with Katy she learns so fast ! I love her

Kathy Mocharnuk said...

She's such a good girl, and she's got suck a fantastic Grandma, she is lucky Lori!

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