Monday, June 8, 2009

The puppy made me do it!

I had a list of things I was going to work on with Rampage and Apollo tonight, with the running contacts headlining. But they weren't co-operating. Apollo was having a love affair with his squeaky ball and I was the third wheel. He wasn't even interested in food! Today just wasn't his day to train. Then with Rampage, I did a few minutes of running dogwalk with Rampage and HE was done.

Well after watching and editing his video, it turns out that it was way longer than a few minutes that I worked with him and I drained all of his puppy learning abilities for the evening. Training a running dogwalk sucks the life out of all other training!

So because I had all these training plans and neither Rampage OR Apollo were going to humor me (it's their fault), I ended up training Icon on his travel board. I figure it's not REAL agility. It's only a small plank... And really, it wouldn't be smart to go from not doing agility at all for 3 weeks to right back full agility courses. I can convince myself of anything :). So I did some contact work with him and then some one jump work to work on turns. I started at 16" and worked him up to 24" (Ok, I can't lie... I did 16 and 20" with him yesterday and 20 and 24" today) and then I did some tunnels with him to work on turns out of tunnels.

I video tape most of my training sessions, but oh man, editing them is BORING. I don't think I'm going to be posting them on a very regular basis! I didn't bother editing Icon's jump work or tunnels

Anyway, these are the ones I edited. Don't be too jealous of my cool pink sandals and how fashionable I look wearing them over socks.

Rampage running dogwalk from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.

Icon contacts from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.


  1. first let me say you are THE fashion queen with those HOT pink sandals and a proud wearer of the socks and sandals club!

    yeah, running a board can be a bit tedious but Rampage was getting it down but then Icon sure made a very short plank into an exciting game!

  2. Nono! The running board is fun! I mean, so much fun that I forget to train anything else with him!

    Icon absolutely looooooves his travel board! It IS a game for him!