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First time over low Dog Walk!!!!

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Monday, May 9, 2011 Under: Agility: Foundation
So, it has been quite a while since i posted, but I have been taking videos, so I just need to post those so that you can see how we have been progressing. We hit a bit of a snag when I tried to raise the height last week and the middle extension part started to feel a bit unstable, causing her to lose her balance and not make it all the way to the bottom of the board. So I just took the extension part out, and just did not worry about the board being too short for her to get the two strides in. Her feeling confident in the board not to move, and making it to the bottom, and still running full speed I decided were more important than hitting the contact zone for right now (since what I am really supposed to be watching for is running not jumping behavior). I got the apex of the two boards to 12", and now have taken my dog walk apart and lowered it to 12". Since the dogwalk boards are 12ft and the one that we have been using on the ground is only 10ft, then the angle is less now than it has been for the last few days, which should make it easier for her to keep the behavior of running and not jumping. 

Here is a conglomeration of the training for the past 2 weeks or so.

In : Agility: Foundation 

Tags: "running contacts" 
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