Wednesday, January 13, 2010


As is always the case, entering a trial means actually getting to work on the skill set that is lacking.  As I posted earlier, I've mailed Moira's first agility trial entry.  It's a random draw trial so there's no guarantee that we'll get in but, I am working on the premise that we will.

The weather has warmed up enough that I'm not worried about either Ra or I getting frostbite while we work on weaves.  Actually, given that I am keep the training sessions very short that wasn't really a worry anyway but I like the drama of the idea :)

Over the weekend we worked 2 or 3 times a day for 5-10 minutes each.  Since the work week started, it's once a day for the same amount of time - usually when I get home from work.  I think we are making some progress.  She's certainly excited about going outside to "do 'gilities."  Right now, I'm not worrying too much about entries and focusing on getting her to be consistent running all the way through the channel.  I've already closed it down quite a bit so she does have to "weave" a little.  I experiment with opening and closing the channel in different places to see if she understands the job - so far I've left the entrance open.  Most of the time she gets it but close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades so we have to keep working.

51 days and counting.....


  1. I am right there with you! I have my first trial of the year March 13/14 (random draw as well so who knows....) Jimmy's nemesis is the table. He despises having to down or sit. His motto is "I just wanna RUN!" So I will be doing alot of table work, but fortunately, it is not so weather dependent. It does take up alot of space in my house however!

    Good luck with the weaves!

  2. Sounds like good progress. You can accomplish a whole lot of training in 30 days, so I am sure you will be successful. Well, that is if Ra wants to be, we all know that red girls have minds of thier own.

  3. Fortunately, Ra and I seem to be on the same page with this one :) She wants to do agility.