Oreo went in the tunnel fine, but I had a bit of trouble getting him up the dogwalk. He kept wanting to go back in the tunnel. I had to step way back to get him away from the obstacles, then he did it.
The next sequence, she wanted the dog to take the dogwalk, rather than the tunnel.
Oreo just kept tunneling.
I tried stopping, then sending.
I held my arm up in the air.
I told him way ahead of time to "walk it".
We put an empty target on the dogwalk ramp, and that worked!
Took the target away, and he tunneled.
Finally, I switched arms, and he did walk it.
I'm not convinced it was my arm. I think it was more a lucky guess on his part.
My teacher said, "Well, it's nice that Oreo finally has something he needs to work on. He's always so perfect."
Since we don't have a dogwalk at home, we never really practice hand signals for the dogwalk, or even voice commands. So, this week, I put my tunnel next to my teeter, which is resting on my table. We will work on obstacle discriminations that way, and see if it helps when we get to class.
Another classmate asked about the game snooker. Looks like on Saturday, we will be focusing on Snooker.
Yikes. Snooker is so confusing. I've never entered us in a snooker run, because I find the rules so overwhelming. I think I'm going to have to study today. Just look at the stuff you need to know.
Oh yea, Oreo had very few stress issues in class! It was pouring rain, and that noise didn't bother him. While he was on top of the A-Frame, someone came in the door with their dog, and Oreo didn't stop, or even glance their way! I was amazed. The only time he got a little out of sorts was when he was coming down the A-Frame, and noticed a scrunched up tunnel being stored in an upright position next to the A-Frame. He thinks they are scary monsters. This is the third time that this has happened. That threw him off for a couple obstacles.
While my teacher was setting up for our next course, I brought him over to the monster, planning to click/treat him for looking at the tunnel. Well, he showed absolutely no fear of the tunnel. So, I wasn't able to get much therapy done. Oh well.