Saturday, August 5, 2006

Saturday August 5th 2006 - practice

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

Pushed my luck with Walter's energy / mental concentration level and tried to get in an agility practice this evening after a morning flyball practice AND walk at Conroy. This proved to be too much, or at least that's the excuse I'm using for his lack of attention this evening! I tried the "l" jump handling exercise and he just didn't want to come back over the middle jump. He kept returning to me either between the 2nd and 3rd jump or over the 3rd jump. So after multiple unsuccessful attempts I cheated and brought the 2nd and 3rd jumps tight against each other. It worked and by the end of the practice we could do the exercise with the jumps properly spaced out. He was just generally distracted this evening so it wasn't exactly our most productive practice, but we still had fun, especially when I brought out Walter's new favourite toy, an old beat up soccer ball. It was also fun watching and taking photos of one of the teams who's in our class. That dog is soooooo quick to respond to his handler, it's really something to watch. And the dog is a hound, would you believe it! (No more excuses for Lucy!)

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