Tuesday, January 10, 2012

tricky t-day ~ first weaves

Some of you got a sneak peek of this video, but I thought I'd share it here as well.

I got my new set of weave poles this week.  Set them up right away, and hauled them outside.  Who'd thought we'd be working outside in January? Not me!  But we are having a really mild stretch of weather.

Got out a special toy, and spent 2 minutes sending Chewy thru the channel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKL9iWQIcHc

When I watched this video I saw that Chewy really doesn't like me grabbing his collar, so I didn't do that next time.

Looks like I'll be learning a new trick ~ how to throw a toy in a straight line.

Once Chewy gets the idea of running through the channel, I will gradually move the poles closer to being in a straight line.


12 comments:

Dawn said...

Nope, he sure doesn't like to be held by the collar...wonder why that is? Because he can't play then? On the up side though he's not afraid of the poles, that's for sure! Of course not, this is CHEWY! He's not afraid of anything!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

You both did great! Chewy is so crazy. I thought you were never going to be able to wrestle the toy away from him a couple of those times. (Mommy is having trouble trying to get Benji to give her his paw. We were trying to work on that last night -- and it got no where. We are gonna try working on that again tonight.)

Helen said...

I was going to say that about your toy throwing, a little straighter and a little farther. My agility instructor had me stop using a frisbee when Beckett was learning because I couldn't throw it straight, especially left handed. Chewy looks like a fast learner.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

My mom can't throw straight either so don't feel bad! LOL!

Chewy is going to be a great weaver in no time!

corbinwooten said...

Nice job!

I just wanted to say that you might find it easier to keep Chewy in the poles if you move a bit with him (just moving forward) to help him to go straight through.

injoyinmylife said...

That was a fabulous video. Chewy is a riot! I just had the best time catching up on your blog since I've been away for a couple of weeks. I truly enjoyed the pictures and videos. I love Oreo's baby pictures. Misty was so very beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful babies. Oh, good luck on the training. I think they are both so intelligent.

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

when I taught Reilly - he learned when he was just five months old - I just put him on a lead and walked him in out the weaves the way. He picked it up in just two days. Once he had the basics I just twitched to a treat and had him follow my hand in and out the weaves. He was doing it all by himself within a week.

Sara said...

That's pretty much how I trained Oreo's weaves as well. However, you aren't supposed to have a dog weaving before their growth plates have closed,because it can cause damage. This is a safe way to get Chewy started on his weaves, as we give him a few more weeks to grow.

Helen said...

I trained on two by two's with some channel thrown in too. Beckett was 11 months before we started. With 2 x 2's, they are not really weaving just going through two sets of poles initially, then three, then you close them up so really I find it's the same concept as channel. Beckett took a long time nearly 3 months to get 12 weaves but I find his weaves are so much better than either Tucker's or Ceilidh's were.

Sara said...

Beckett has great weaves!

houndstooth said...

Chewy reminds me of Kuster! "Don't hold me back! Just let me go!" I think he'll do great with the weave poles in no time!

Diana said...

I cant throw either. You should have seen by trying to throw the ball for Java's running contacts stuff. My husband was having a good laugh. Chewy looks great!!He has great excitment for the game.