Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Quick weave pole tip for the day

If you come back in the house after your 2x2 weave pole training session and there is smoke coming from the kitchen your session was too long.  Also maybe don't try to combine cooking and dog training.

This was Strum's second session with the 4 poles.  His first session he had one miss out of maybe 10-12 reps, different positions around the clock for both him and me.  Today was less successful, I think because this time I used the treat gizmo at the very end of the poles and he got overexcited and kept running straight for the gizmo.  Once he calmed down a little he was perfect but I stayed with him and sent to the poles.  I'll try another session today with my position moving around the clock as well.  His work with the 2 poles was fabulous, I think he finally understands his entries.  Now to see if we can transfer that understanding to the full set.

1 comment:

  1. Weave pole work sounds excellent.

    When I put something on the stove or in the oven, now, I have to either put a timer in my pocket *immediately* (best idea) or stand in the kitchen saying "do NOT do anything else, do NOT do anything else..." until it's done. There was my one experience with dog chews where I got excited about something and drove away for about 3 hours. Fortunately they were very-low-heat cooking in the oven and it didn't ruin them. Dunno if I'd been gone all day, though.