Just a quick update on stuff. As you can see from the title, we got upgraded to Agility 4! (Eep!) We only had two classes of Agility 3 and Steph, our trainer, gave us the thumbs up to move up a level.
The class consisted of 2 Mini Aussies who seemed like they have a few AKC titles under their belt, a pugle (?), and a big dog named Rocco (I think). We (read: me) were nervous. We’ve never done the weave poles completely closed before! Scary stuff.
As the class progressed, Roosevelt slowly got the hang of things. Our trainer suggested I stop using treats as a lure so Rosy won’t stop/sit when I point and scream TUNNEL! It worked. Wait for the end of the course, high five and treats. Got it. Rosy seemed to agree. He was focused. He didn’t even want to socialize. Also, all the dogs were so focused on their owners that he started to follow suit. Now, THIS I can get used to.
I learned the frontx, the rearx and how the weave poles really work. Left ear, left ear, left ear. We drilled this into Roosevelt’s brain and we were successful. He still needs guidance throughout the course because of the (whispers) “No Treats” situation. He thinks the A-frame is called UP. He needs to do a down/wait as soon as he gets on the table.
I also wanted to take some action shots but, according to my camera, my memory card is full? When I just deleted all my photos? Go home, camera! You’re drunk!
All in all, I have a tired corgi who needs to pee. And sometimes that’s all you need.