I signed up for a monthly pass at the training field and my goal is to get out there at least twice a week to once and for all get this dogwalk fixed. Set-up for today was jump-dogwalk-jump-treat gizmo all in a straight line.
The first 2 reps are two more examples of split legs but still a missed contact. The second one was very obvious and I marked it but the first one was less so and I rewarded. The final three reps. were delovely. Why can't the little stinker do that all the time?
It was a relatively warm morning, sunny and in the 40's, so 5 reps was about all I could get before he started getting hot. Final stats were 3/5 (60%) hits, 4/5 (80%) for me correctly rewarding. Next time I'll replace the jumps with tunnels. These are much harder for him, I'm curious to see how it goes.
We also worked on some weave stuff, straight tunnel to a set of 6 weaves then a space then another set of 6 weaves. He was perfect for a few reps of that, even with me moving with him out of the tunnel. Next we did a few A-frame/tunnel discriminations with the tunnel being the farther away obstacle. I worked on sending him from one jump away and he was perfect with the tunnel sends, took the tunnel once instead of the A-frame then got it right and we quit for the day. With warmer temps. coming I'll have to get out there earlier. Unfortunately it doesn't open until 8:30 am.