It was Jasmine’s turn to an agility lesson this evening, and our first in the outside rings at Guides canins.
I really liked our distance work exercise. We practiced our flips as well as creating a curved path to help the dog find her line and see the tunnel entry. To my surprise, Jasmine “flipped”well. Unfortunately, I’m not very skilled in showing her the right path and curve. ; ) A work in progress. Here is a very amateur artistic attempt in creating an image of the sequence.
There were many splints (I hope I’m using the right term) in the sequences. Jasmine completed the contact equipment in a satisfactory way, even though she hesitated at the top of the A-Frame. There was a tricky sequence, which unfortunately I can’t remember now… I’m hoping to e-mail the school and ask for a copy of the course map. Let’s hope they agree.
To my great surprise, all the students were corralled in one ring to attempt an honest to goodness standard course. One of the instructors was the judge, and the other was the scribe/timer. Yikes! Of course, I didn’t take the necessary time to memorise the course, but still, it wasn’t that bad. Jasmine missed her weaves’ entry, and it was slow going at her second attempt. Interesting. The instructor suggested, and I will follow his advice, rewarding Jasmine more frequently between jumps, and not just contact obstacles. This may decrease her sniffing during a run.
After Jasmine’s lesson, it was Fannie’s turn to try a few obstacles. We worked on some jumps to improve her drive and later, we worked on the A-Frame and tunnels. She was quite insistent on trying the dogwalk, even though she’s quite scared of it. She eventually strolled on it, and like a big girl, completely did it!!!! Yes, she even included the contact!!! What a good girl she is.