Carmen and I had class last night. There were a few odd tires - not sure if the light was hitting it funny? Starting off the line she went around it 3 or 4 times and as we returned to the start line she took it each time!
Other than that....it was a challenging course that required a lot of running - particularly if you prefer front crosses to rear crosses. We did complete one very solid rear cross which was a change in plan, but I will take it. There was no spinning and I was not the one doing all the work!
The course allowed for a fair amount of distance.While I wasn't working my dog from any more than 10' away at a given time (10' would be the extreme distance I *might* [hah!] have worked her from), I wasn't riding the jumps. So that is an improvement or rather it is progress, and again I will take it!
All-in-all it was a good class. Carmie is definitely finding weaves highly exciting/rewarding. Twice I pushed her with my shoulders off course into the weaves. I know this is something I will need to be careful about, but I am excited she is liking her weaves and choosing to do them! Now I just need to fade the final cages. The good news is that I do not think we are due any more snow for a bit. We can practice weaves outside in the cold, it is the snow that's tough.
We are headed up to Derry, NH Saturday to attend the Bo-Gee Agility Club CPE trial. It is at an indoor soccer place, and the footing is supposed to be very nice. To top it off it is only a bit over an hour drive. Hooray!!
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