Yoshi Training Diary - June 2005
By Ellen Clary
(reverse date order)
Feedback is welcome:
Sun Jun 19
Shortened the weave guides again and he's still fine about doing
them. Pur the chute, teeter, and the contact trainer away and put
out some jumps, but left the weaves out. Will weave ahead of me.
Wed Jun 15 (I think)
Got out the contact trainer just for a refresher. No problem
Fri Jun 17
His second agility class. For the most part they were operating
at a level above his, but he managed to do some weave poles without
guides though had trouble when we tried them again.
Also saw a broad jump for the first time. He ran over it and I
didn't help by saying "climb" instead of "over" the first time we tried
it. Rachelle (who's subbing) flipped one of the boards on its
side and then he seemed to get it.
He's trying to charge past jumps in order to get to the table.
He's a little unclear on running with me. Guess I should
emphasize that more. Guess I've been too good about teaching him
to work away from me.
Did a great running A-Frame with the target placed about 2.5 feet away on the ground. And did fine with the tunnel.
Got the zoomies once or twice, but I've resolved not to worry about it. He'll out grow it.
He was bordering on shutting down about 3/4 the way through the class
so we stopped for a while and just did the last run which he did fairly
well on. Though was much more interested in running in a straight
line rather than turning with me.
He still doesn't like it too much when I lead him by the collar.
Seems like he starts to cower when I do that. Almost as if I'm
too close to him.
Sun Jun 12
Cut the weave guides to short pieces on each pole. and suceeded the
first couple of times he tried them. Also doing chute fine with
some initial hesitation. (I still lure him in with a treat tossed
Fri Jun 10
His first agility class! He's now enrolled in a class with Sharon
Frielich, and I was quite pleased at how well he did even with one dog
charging at him a little once. Willing to stay at the start line
but worries about the other dogs some. Will go through the chute
if Sharon holds it open. Will do tunnels if she is on the other
end calling (I'm sending him in.) No problem on the A Frame and I
can tell that keeping him off of it is going to be more the issue.
Sharon wants to see his targeting behavior with his head down more as
right now I'm clicking when his head is up (doing that "oh, I'm so
cute, look at me" which is pretty hard to resist, but I should click
sooner.) She says that if his head is up them there will be more
of a tendancy to fly off the contact.
Will we didn't do weaves in class I asked about them and she would like to see the guides go away before moving to 12 poles.
Jun 3-9 - at Mt Shasta
Yoshi got to play in the snow a couple of times when Terri was dropping
me off and picking me up. He had a blast and we really need to get his
buddy Cooper up here too.
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