Tuesday, March 13, 2012

tricky t-day ~ agility

OK, still no tricks to show.  Now that the clocks are ahead, we may start practicing tricks in the AM again.

I thought I'd show Chewy doing a short jump sequence.  We did the letter "P" in class last week, not sure if I set it up right, but I knew there was a front cross after the first 2 jumps.  I did order the book, that way we can do more practice at home, and give Oreo the chance to play some agility too.

Chewy's start line stay is a work in progress, but we clearly will need one!

You'll see that Chewy is still a baby dog, but I'm amazed at how fast he's learned!

I I know a toy throw would be beneficial for the weaves, but every time I take out a toy, Chewy loses his brain (what there is of one)! I may start experimenting with bait toys.

12 comments:

Dawn said...

WOW! Chewy is FAST! Agility might work better with a sheltie with no brains! He'll just follow you and not try to figure it all out! Look at those weaves!

And I think Oreo will love it if you play agility in the back yard so he can run and jump and show Chewy how to do it!!

corbinwooten said...

Wow--great job Chewy! He is definitely a quick learner! I know you said that Chewy loses his brain if you get a toy out, have you tried a target plate? They are easy to fade if you use a clear CD case.

I was just thinking of that when you were doing the last two jumps of the letter P and he was staring at you rather than at the jumps.

Anyways, you'll love the Alphabet Drills. It's almost all we use when we practice in the yard!

Priscilla said...

Chewy is so clever and fast. He is full of enthusiasm and the way he looks at you is so lovely. I don't know whether he should look at you a lot or not in agility but I just think he is so eager to please his mommy and he is willing to do it for his mommy.

Oreo seems happy to do agility in the back yard too.

They are so lucky to have such a big back yard for them to have fun at home.

Sara said...

Thanks Priscilla. I'm thrilled that chewy is so happy doing agility. That matters more to me than if he's doing it correctly.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

I like the 2nd run the best! There is a spot in the video around the 24 second mark which I think is so cool. It's right before the last jump. Chewy missed the jump and circled around to go to the jump. It's like he spun, and you almost spun in the opposite direction -- kinda like a dance move. You guys could do dancing/agility all in one.

Chris and Ricky said...

Chewy did learn so fast! Look at him go! Oreo looked really good and relaxed too. It's wonderful to see them both having so much fun!

Helen said...

Yup, you are going to need a start-line stay with that boy. Have you thought about a small toy you can put in your pocket. Now that Chewy is going through the weaves, you can throw it while you're moving forward, so that he drives ahead rather than curling back. I also used it to teach a "go" for Beckett over jumps.

Oreo was looking happy to be playing too.

Ludo van Doggy said...

what a shame I can't see the video on mum's ipad. I bet chewy be fast, he will throw himself at it like he does life. Bol
~Lickies, Ludo

houndstooth said...

He just flies through there! Wow! It amazes me how fast their puppy brains soak things up. Kuster's learned things SO quickly that we joke about never doing something in front of him that we don't want him to be able to do (like open the fridge). Their minds are like steel traps!

Nicki said...

What a happy boy!

Diana said...

Chewy looks great!! What a fast boy!! Did you cut Oreo's hair? He looks good too!!

Sara said...

No haircut, but Chewy does yank a lot of Oreo's hair out when they are playing (and vice versa).