Loki and I went to a one day ‘course analysis’ seminar with Dave Munnings on Thursday.
We learnt a lot, I think. I learnt that Loki is so awesome for such a baby dog who has only had 3 competitions.
I learnt to trust him in places I wouldn’t normally trust him and just run.
I learnt a bit of a new way of doing K-turns that we need to work on.
I learnt that I need to proof Loki’s “GO VERY FAST THEN TURN” cue, as the turn bit gets a little lost and he tends to drift wide and ends up in weird places/on the wrong side of a bar etc and ends up with a slower line than a line with a 360 degree wrap and an awkward line..
I learnt a way of helping him with his weave problem that I’m going to try.
I learnt that he has the coolest independent tunnels regardless of my motion.
I learnt how to tidy up my threadle and make them a bit more reliable, sometimes.
I legitimately think his jumping class is helping! He knocked very few bars even when he was tired at the end.
I found that it was lovely after each of our turns to take him outside for a walk and to just calm down and reconnect. It wasn’t necessarily a cool down as we were having a turn every 20 minutes or so, but it was nice to just sit with him and get licked on the face.
I’m very very very much looking forward to the O/E seminar coming here next year… I think that’ll be super super fun.
Most of all, I just loved spending the day with my favourite guy because he’s the most fun and just the cutest little friend. He just makes agility super fun, even when we’re working hard and thinking a lot and feeling puffed and tired. I can’t wait till it all comes together for us even more and we know each other more as a team. Ooo it’ll be the best.
There will be video coming soon. 🙂