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.....
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