Saturday, July 1, 2006

Saturday July 1st 2006 - Jumping seminar

(Backfilled in October 2009 due to impending closure of Geocities)

A 6-hour jumping seminar based on Susan Salo's methods. We learned a bunch of different jumping grids to help the dog develop/improve various aspects of their jumping technique including bouncing, judging distances and adapting striding, power and drive, and turns. Walter was a very good participant until about 4 hours in when his focus started to go downhill making his waits pretty unreliable. But I'm thrilled that he was a happy, willing participant for most of it, and he didn't deek out of a single jump except for the bend exercises which were the very last thing of the day and it was hard to convey to him the path he was to take since hand motions were not allowed. All in all a fun day!

At the end of the day: "Is it time to go home yet?"

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