Penny and I had a joke today that we couldn’t understand what a ‘fun’ day was, because the concept of ‘fun’ is difficult for us to grasp.
But then Lu went and pulled out this run and Penny did an awesome job with Badger and we were both smiling and it was wonderful. Look at my little girl go! No big weird leaps, a saved bar at the 2nd last that she was about to miss because I probably wasn’t indicating it well enough, beautiful drive into the tunnel (even if it was the wrong side), and one random bar down (not sure why, spacing might have been tight there). What a good little girl. All in 14.06 seconds! Not bad for an unmotivated dog. 😉 And she was super happy at the end, and we played tug with her tug-treat pouch and she enjoyed that a lot and kept wanting to play more later on.
Yay the Lumen! 🙂
Also, hey, so we sent in the contracts all signed for this house. I should have my actual, own, real-live, flat, big, grassy training area by the beginning of September. Just when I’ll wanting to be starting RC with the Lokster. (that looks like Lobster, which is pretty funny). How awesome is that?! I have so many plans. Lights! Hiring out my paddock to people for money! Little classes! Workshops! Filming and direct feedback! Weekend training sessions with friends! Bigger classes!? Puppy tricks classes! Oh it will be so good, and think of how good it’ll be for Lu! There’s a normal ‘dog paddock’ which is the bright green area just outside the house in those photos, and then there’s a completely separate area for all my gear, so we can really go into ‘work mode’ once we go through the gate, and I can have a hose there for fun hose-time jackpots, and I can have a BIG BIG channel for little Loki and a normal weaves for Lu and I’m getting a seesaw tomorrow from a friend and one day maybe I’ll get an A-frame and if I do classes and stuff I can make more wings and maybe have actual real jumps made of metal and stuff. Wheeeeeeeeee.
Oh, AND…! Despite the excitement of the fun day and then a 2 hour beach romp, Lu did some awesome weaves this afternoon, closed to 6cm at the back of the pole… thing… meaning probably 5cm from the centre of the pole to the line? She did SO awesome, we were doing the most amazing soft entry from the left-hand side, and I could totally not be helping her at all and she was still getting in, even with good speed, too. Mega impressed. Must get video! Will try soon.
AND AND! I took Loki out when the agility was running and we ran around together and played with toys and he did tricks for food and he was SO focused and so keen – I was worried because he’s so friendly and just loves meeting people and dogs that he would be more keen to do that than stick with me and play, but once we were ‘on’, he was absolutely focused, even with dogs barking (which he worries about) and dogs running agility (very exciting). It was awesome.