Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rampage has had a break from his weave pole and jump training the last week or so.  I want to get him on some channel weaves to help his footwork and I forgot that I had loaned mine to a friend.  I probably won't get them back until New Years, so he gets a nice long break :).  He's taking a break from jumping drills because I got a private set up with Susan Salo on the 19th of December.  Fingers are crossed that we don't have to cancel due to weather!

We have continued with the running dogwalk but are doing it less frequently because I moved my DW to the side when I went to 12 poles with Rampage.  I'm now just working on speed with him as Silvia suggested.  I've tried throwing the toy while he's on the dogwalk, but I'm just a genetically poor thrower!  I don't think any amount of practice would be able to help my aim.  So I place the toy and try to get him revved up before going. 

Disclaimer:  All videos should be viewed with the sound off.

121009 - Rammy Running DW from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.

I also started the a-frame with him today.  Well, he's seen a few before but I decided just to raise him to full height and be done with it.  It didn't go very well at the lower height!  He was better once it was raised a bit.  He is still a link away from AKC height.  I wish USDAA a-frames were the same height as the sane agility organizations.

121009 - Rammy A-frame from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.


  1. Looking good on both DW and AF. I can see he likes to have a one sided AF landing:>) Speed is looking good and will increase with more confidence and maturity as you know:>)

  2. Channan,

    I'm a helluva toy me to CA for a few days and I'll help ya out! :)

    Donna Rock

  3. Rample looks GREAT!

    Maybe the Manners Minder people ought to think about selling a Perfect Toy Tosser, for dogs who prefer toys to treats....