Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Wednesday November 22nd 2006 - Novice 3, class #4

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

Startline stays: The instructor suggested I try running and jumping and generally acting kooky as I lead out to further proof his stays. So I acted mildly kooky today and he stayed; good boy. Dogwalk: One of today's sequences had the dog come out of the tunnel which is snaked under the dogwalk and immediately turn 180 onto the dogwalk. Well his turn was quite fast and his footing on the upramp got messed up, which spooked him; he managed to scamper across the dogwalk, but on several subsequent tries of just the dogwalk alone he was very hesitant, even choosing not to take it a couple of times. I kept things light and he finished with a couple of half-decent passes. Weaves: Used his tug to reward weaves today, first time ever doing that with the weaves. He entered at the second pole but after that initial goofup he did well, including each of two passes on a sequence with frame, jump at 22", weaves with a slight off-side angle entry from jump to weaves.

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