Tuesday, April 05, 2011

More Dogwalk Happiness

Another good training session this morning except for the part where the camera fell over and I missed the first few reps. which contained a miss.  The other 2 reps. you'll have to take my work for it that they were hits.  I was doing much better with my throwing and watching the contact as well.


Set-up was 20" jump-dogwalk-12" jump-treat gizmo for first 3 reps then no gizmo and I used the 2-toy technique.

5/7 (71%) or 6/7 (86%), one rep. was so close I don't know how to count it.  All full dogwalks.

In any case I think he's close enough to the 80% success rate for 2 sessions that he's ready for a new challenge.  Next time, a tunnel after the dogwalk.

I also worked on some A-frames and they all looked pretty fabulous, not sure what was going on at the trial.  Next time I'll film some A-frames to be completely sure I'm seeing hits that are really hits.


  1. Congrats on the great progress with the dw.
    Do you normally practice usdaa height aframes when training? I know that can make a big difference in the dog's stride. Summit strides differently over usdaa height than he does AKC height (or in your case, DOCNA height).

  2. Great to see so much success! :)

  3. Thanks!

    Strummer ran in Performance last weekend which is the same A-frame height as DOCNA (I think, it's very close anyway) so unfortunately we can't use that as an excuse. I had the A-frame set to DOCNA height this a.m.

  4. that running dogwalk sounds really good, especially after the success with it that previous weekend. Such dedication! But I'll tell ya, watching people who've really worked their running contacts carefully are a joy to behold in competition.