I wrote a really whiny post this morning about how I’m still in freakout mode over Lumen’s jumping, despite Penny being super reassuring, and Silvia saying she thinks Lu might just need more experience, she still did pretty badly today – I just don’t understand how she can totally mess up her jumps within the space of a month. And there’s so many variables, like: maybe it’s this, maybe it’s that, maybe she’s doing this, or that, or this other thing.
But I’ve just joined the HGR classroom now so I’m sure it will all help, and in the meantime I just have to not rush her, put jumping to the side for a little while. Focus on driving to a dead toy/container/whatever and doing RC.
Speaking of which, we had 80% JP yesterday on the flat plank, with her stride carrying her off once, and a leap taking her off on the first run… I was silly enough to not film it today, but first I just let her wander around on the plank first, then we had 2 beautiful JPs on the flat, before I put a bit of wood under one end, made sure it was stable, took a very deep breath and threw the ball.
And it was perfect.
And I made sure she knew it.
And then we did it another 3 or 4 times, every one of them as perfect as the one before. Yes!!!
So hurrah, I’ve finally been able to raise the plank!! Which makes up for how crummy I’m feeling about her jumping.