Sept 11 – again. What memories flash back annually. Certainly THE moment my generation (and many others) will never forget what they were doing as the towers fell. It was a gorgeous day here today. So I remember, I grieve for all whose lives changed so dramatically that day and in the following days but I celebrate the freedoms we have.
Which today included some rocking agility work. (play?).
Brody was up first while Sally went for a road walk with Big T and Sammo. I staggered 3 jumps so they weren’t in a straight line but went away from me. I then ran straight and pushed Brody out to the jumps. He read me well. So, I made it harder. I asked him to come off the line and do a tunnel then finish the line. I worked on start line stays. We did a LOT of very different things with what seemed to be a pretty straightforward set up at first. Then we went and caught up to the road walkers!
Sally played with the same lines though with her I called her to me, sent her all the way along the line and did the run as well. I left sticks on her route and spun her in and out of tunnels and up and down on the table. She was, no shock, amazing too.
Later on I did weaves with them both. Not easy this weaving stuff. Though both were moving pretty fluidly through the poles after a couple of reps. Sally worked both sides quite well.
And even later on I did a jump grid fan. 3 jumps in a tight pinwheel. Both dogs wanted to wobble off a definite line but it didn’t take long to get them working hard and straight (on the curved line). I was pleased as both worked really well on both sides.
So three chunks of agility, working on different skill sets and we are all happy and content now. Demo tomorrow at a park I’ve never been to – will be good for all of us 🙂
oh .. yes… in case you wondering resistance IS futile – I did work Sampson a bit – a couple of tunnels and a simpler three jump line .. he was very good .. oh dear …