Day 17 was at the same height as Day 16. The session was short--you can see it go from bright and sunny to very dark! It started pouring about 5 minutes after we stopped the video.
% Success: 88%
1. Variation. After our Stuart Mah seminar we realized how important it was to change things up. We are now doing something different for every run. Some runs we wait at the end and send Bentley. Some runs we give him an "out" or "go on" command. Some runs he goes over a jump then on to the left--you get the idea. It's actually nice because we're working on things other than contacts there too!
Day 18 we increased the height, and he did great.
% Success: 93%
1. Speed. When he gets moving (and thinking) he is still averaging around 2.1 seconds--woohoo! I'm very proud of that!
2. Front Crosses. Realized that we won't be able to get front crosses in much anymore because Bentley can make it down the dogwalk faster than I can! This will change how we run courses, so that's something we'll have to consider in the future.