I finally got around taking a video of the fluffies doing “brace” in rally-o. Basically, the dogs have to do the same stations, but they’re leashed together by a coupler… We’ve worked on heeling before, but only upstairs in the living room. This is the first time I’ve tried walking with them in the basement. So far, so good. Jasmine is a good heeler, but not the kind to be stuck to my side. Fannie gets a bit closer, so I’ve decided to position her on the inside.
In the video, you’ll see that Fannie lags a bit in one of our turns, but this is the first time I’ve noticed it. I’ll keep a close eye, and if this doesn’t happen all the time, she’ll keep her spot.
I’m not training for a specific trial in mind, but hoping to get a better focus from Fannie in agility. Last year, her performance visibly improved when we worked at rally-o at the same time. Of course, this could be because I’m simply working more with her. (Ahem) She completed her novice title, but still needs to work on the stations in that level before I can ever contemplate competing seriously in advance, which is why we’re working on the brace category.
Here’s the video. I like where this is heading. 😀