We've been a bit lax in our training. This heat is so oppressive that we never want to go anywhere...plus we can't train for more than a few minutes at at time. That being said, we had an AWESOME day in class the other day with both Bentley and Lexi. We're lucky in the our summer classes allow us to work on a variety of short skill sets.
Last week we worked on contacts which was beneficial for both dogs. Bentley did awesome. Some of the sequences were hard as he's one of the few dogs with a running dogwalk (dogwalk into the tunnel under it!), but he didn't miss a single one!
Lexi also did well. I've learned that she needs commands earlier than Bentley does, which is something I'll need to learn. She missed a couple contacts (remember, she does a 2o2o) because I didn't tell her soon enough, and she didn't slow down fast enough on her way down the equipment. I was amazed, too, because she was doing handling exercises that she has never seen before like it was nothing. I was able to flip her out to a tunnel no problem!
Enough about class, here are two short training videos on the A-frame.