I've noticed in class and at our run thrus on Monday, that when I have to stop to get Oreo to execute some jumps, we run into problems. If I stop, Oreo loses momentum, whether it is due to confidence, my handling, or other issues I haven't figured out yet. I think he doesn't understand why I'm stopping, and really doesn't like it at all.
I set up the first 4 obstacles in the jumpers course we did on Monday (it is definitely not an exact replica, my memory is not that great). It was a tough course. I must have walked it ten times. We lost momentum on the third jump in.
He didn't lose as much momentum at home though. However, once I added the tunnel, he kept sucking right into the tunnel. He would never have done that at school (at least he never has). Apparently we have different issues at home than we do at the field.
Isn't that great?
I did see a lot of errors in my handling while watching the videos! I needed to move toward the third jump earlier. I might need to think more about where my feet are, like Diana has to do with Miley. I rely a lot on my arms, which were a mess, but Oreo is so close to me, how can he even see my arms half the time? Perhaps doing agility in flip flops is also a bad idea. It's not like I don't own many pairs of sneakers. But that would mean I would have to put on socks, and actually TIE my shoes. Work.
We had a great agility class last night. I'll post more about that later.
School starts today! Yea! I love the first day of school. Just don't ask me how I'm feeling on the 78th day of school, it might be a different story! LOL.